Thursday, December 8, 2011

I love notebooks!

So it's Thursday, but I feel like it should be Friday :)  Do you feel like that?  Haha!  A few weeks ago Michelle Wooderson posted THESE cute notebooks.  Well, you know how I LOVE notebooks, so I immediately put them on my list of things to make.

I ran into a a few problems, like I broke my sewing machine (only the second time I have used it).  I'm doomed with that thing, I tell ya.  But I figured out a different way to bind the notebooks and all was good.

Here's the notebook.  It measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

It has lined notebook pages and graph paper pages.

Here's a shot of the binding.  I used my Crop a Dile and punched two holes on the crease then ran some twine through and tied it off on the inside, middle page, which is this fabulous ledger paper.

To cover up the twine on the outside, I used some Smash Book washi tape.  Man, that stuff is weird, not sticky, but it sticks.  You know what I mean?

These books look as close to Michelle's as I could get them, with a few variations.  I made one for each of the girls and kept one for myself.  I haven't had a chance to decorate it yet.  Not sure what I'll be using it for, that usually guides my decoration :)

Oh, did you know you can buy FANTASTIC ledger paper at Walmart for $3.88?

They also have a bigger/longer pad for like $6, but I figure this one will work fine.

Okay, enjoy your Thursday.  After work Abie has her first Volleyball practice so no grocery store tonight, saving that for tomorrow!  Ha!  Thanks for coming by today :)


  1. Brilliant! I'm asking for a sewing machine for Christmas so I was trying to figure out how to make the notebooks without sewing! Great idea!!

  2. It does feel like Friday! Of course, I woke up Tuesday thinking it was Thursday, so I am all messed up this week!

    I love those notebooks! My mom always had ledger paper in the house when I was a kid, because she worked at home, and I thought it was so cool! She even had green white out to use on it! What a great fun use for that awesome paper!

  3. oh i can't wait till tomorrow --tonight is conference night so i will be at school from 6:30 am till 7:30 pm--YUCK!

    these are soooo cute -- i love them!

  4. Very nice! Sewing machines are tricky, I always have issue with mine when and if I try to use it. I'm pretty sure on my part it's user as I don't sew often. Great save though, on binding it together.

  5. I love notebooks too! The boys, not so much :0) I keep having to give them to my nieces and neighbor girls, lol. Maybe this next one will like notebooks ;0) Hugs!

  6. How fun are these? Love the graph paper. Sitting here on Thursday night, yeah, it'd be nice if it was Friday night instead.... :)

  7. Ohhh I love your note book.

    I use legder paper all the time, sadly it is for work not for crafting, lol.