Friday 8 May 2015

Little notebooks

Around Easter time I finally sent a notebook (that I prettied up ages ago) to our DIL in Germany, covered with paper and decorated with ribbons down the spine. Of course, two little girls went wild over it so I dollied these very similar ones up to send:
I used:

- A6 sized, lined, paper mache note book - details of supplier are below

- papers from Craftwork Cards ''Kitsch Collection'

- owl and elephant toppers from the same collection - and a patchwork flower one on the back cover

- Papermania dome stickers for the girlies names (Mia and Livi)

- then I trotted off into Hobbycraft clutching the notebooks to find the best match of gingham ribbon I could to just knot around the spirals

The notebooks can be had from from eBay HERE. The original place I bought mine from on eBay is now out of stock so these are a tiny bit more expensive. I know that I was given a tipoff where else to find the little books to cover, needless to say I've lost the details!

No doubt they will be filled with scribbles in no time, but they're such fun to do anyhow :)



  1. Aww . . .they are ADORABLE and I bet the girls just LOVED them.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Gorgeous little notebooks Di!

  3. Beautiful little notebooks Di, and they look perfect with the ribbons,what a lovely gift -I am sure the girls will love them!
    I bought two of the blank Kraft 8x8 scrapbook albums from Hobbycraft in the sale-but I just can't decide what to use them for!....recipe book?-album for Jay photos?,Art journal?-oooh,wish I had bought half a dozen of them now lol!!
    Hugs,Nessa xxxxx
    Nessa xxx

  4. Oh these are gorgeous Di, I bet they went down a storm or will do if they haven't already arrived, love all the gingham.

    Kath x

  5. Lovely idea Di, great designs too.

  6. OMGosh Di, these are just adorable. I love how you added the ribbons down the side. xx

  7. Aww so cute.Love a pretty book I do!!!

  8. These are so pretty Di and the girls must have been so excited to receive them. The patchwork style toppers and the gingham ribbons are lovely. x

  9. Gorgeous notebooks! I know the girls will love these!

  10. What a lovely idea, they look so cute xxx

  11. Di, your notebooks are brilliant.


  12. Super FANTASTIC... these are just awesomely adorable :-D

    IKE xx

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  13. Lovely books Di - I bet the girls loved them.
    Kath x

  14. These note books are gorgeous Di, I love the pretty papers and the gingham ribbons you used. I do like pretty notebooks.
    Jean x

  15. How fabulous Diane, would love one of these myself they are gorgeous
    Hugs Jacee
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  16. These are both so very cute! You did such a lovely job on these.

    Kids love little books like this..Little Miss C is probably about the same age as your eldest grandaughter, and she is right into these type of books too!.

  17. How adorable and I know the girls went wild over them too! How very creative with their names. A really great way to encourage learning and saving memories too!

  18. Oh Di--these are just darling!

  19. I LOVE these sweet, sweet altered notebooks...and of course the gingham ribbon is a favorite of mine!!

  20. These make a brilliant gift, Di. Love the gingham bows decorating the spines. The girls must be thrilled to have their very own notebooks now :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  21. These are such fun and a great present. Who wouldn't want one?


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