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« on: August 14, 2008 03:41:09 PM »

So I have decided to make all my Christmas presents this year. I started today with my a sketchbook cover for my niece. She loves to draw, but currently uses a lined notebook, so I thought I would make a place to put her pencils and a real sketchbook. I really want to give it to her now, but I will have to wait 5 months.  My inspiration was a mix between an Amy Butler pattern and a post from Lelyonna. Anyway on with the pictures:

The inside:


There is a faux button pocket for the eraser, and two diagnol pockets on the front for scratch paper:


I also put a pocket on the back cover for scratch paper and pocket for the back cover of the sketchbook to slip into:
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 03:52:55 PM »

Wow that is nice. I bet she will love it. I hope she doesn't spend much time on Crafter. It's great that you are encouraging her to pursue art.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008 06:59:25 PM »

Oh my gosh...so cute...and useful!
buuuttt......now you've given me yet another thing I want to make...thanks alot  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008 12:41:54 AM »

i like this. I had a sketch/idea notebook as a kid. The thing was it looked like i regular notebook so if i left it out people would flip through it.  If this gets left out people will notice it's special and leave it be, like a journal.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008 06:52:39 AM »

i like this. I had a sketch/idea notebook as a kid. The thing was it looked like i regular notebook so if i left it out people would flip through it.  If this gets left out people will notice it's special and leave it be, like a journal.

haha i have the opposite problem, if it looks normal people leave it be and if it looks special, they're all over it



and thanks for the idea DeannaLynn06! i have a lot of artisty friends that would adore one of these for a christmas present!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008 07:26:59 AM »

Thats so nice!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008 08:31:33 AM »

This is a really cute idea - I'm sure your niece will love it. Maybe next time you could add handles to it so it could be carried like a bag.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008 02:35:51 PM »

Ooh, I love that! Your niece is lucky. I always make my Christmas gifts too. Because there's nothing like recieving something that's handmade. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2008 02:56:37 AM »

awwww, now I feel all proud. There's nothing in the world like being able to give people inspiration!
It looks really neat and tidy- you did a good job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008 07:56:46 AM »

I absolutely love this! I think I'll make them for my daughters for christmas!
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