Monday, July 19, 2010

PURR-fect Journal Cover

Every year I buy a new Agenda for school. This is a necessity for me to keep up with all the meetings, conferences, etc… that are part of my job. I found this Agenda at Wal-Mart and just love it. It’s an academic calendar with lots of spaces to write for the month. It becomes my life-line as I juggle my family obligations and my job obligations. It is already quickly filling up for the months of July and August. I love the agenda but was not as happy with the plastic cover (although I liked the color.) I just felt that it needed a little more color. So, I decided to make a cover for it. I had some beautiful material that I wanted to use. 100_0189

I believe my friend Rhonda sent me this material that she found at a thrift store or a yard sale. It’s a Henry Alexander design and I just love it. I have been saving it for several years just waiting for the “purr-fect” project. Today, I finally decided that it would become my journal cover. I have a hard time using my favorite material. I used this tutorial to make the cover. It was not hard at all. It you can sew a straight line, you can make this cover. I did modify it a bit. Of course I added rick-rack because I love rick-rack.


I inserted a pocket on the inside of my cover. I am forever having papers that I need to keep up with, so I added a pocket on the inside.


I am sure this will bring me many years of service, as long as I replace the agenda with the exact same kind each year!

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  1. Very nice! Charming and no longer slippery!

  2. that looks great Susan. You really did a nice job on it.

    funny how it looks up to date even though I don't think it very new - I guess cats never go out of style, do they?
    and the rick rack is the perfect trim on it.

    hope it helps you enjoy the new school year even more.

  3. This turned out so cute and so you Susan! I am sure you will be very well organized this coming school year. Can you believe we are already approaching the end of July? Your summer is turning out to be very crafty though!

    Hugs from Holland ~

  4. Your notebook cover is adorable, Susan. Great job!!!

    Julie in Pa.

  5. I love this, Susan - it is SO cute! You are so talented with your crafts.

  6. You sure did find the perfect use for that fabric. You did a great job of making something plain into something very special. Love it. Hope you can use it year after year too.

  7. That is so cute! I might make something similar for school. I've got a new kitten and so I'm cat obbsessed atm :L Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Sarah x


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