D was attending a single birthday party for three girls over the weekend. The parents had requested, "no gifts, please". While I appreciate and respect parents who request no presents, it sill makes me uncomfortable to send D empty-handed. So, I thought something small and handmade would be appropriate. With 45 minutes left prior to departure, Doc and I made these monogramed notebooks.
Joelle's book, Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, provided the inspiration to use the notebooks, and the stenciled monogram was inspired by my dear friend, C, who always stencils "D" on her wrapping for gifts to D. Fortunately, I've got a stash of the Moleskin notebooks on hand as all three of us carry them.
What you'll need:
- Moleskin notebook
- Scrap fabric
- Fusible interfacing
- Stencil, or trace any letter
- Spray mount or glue stick
- Erasable marking pen
What to do:
- Fuse fabric and interface together
- Using a pencil, faintly trace stencil onto notebook cover
- Trace stencil onto right side of fabric
- Cut out letter
- Glue cut letter onto notebook cover using the pencil outlines as guides
- Stitch in place
- Tie threads in knots on the wrong side
So, like I said, we whipped up three of these in 45 minutes. Happy and proud with our creations, I sent Doc and D off to the party… a week EARLY! I'm such a dork!