Jan 17, 2008


notelet front

I think I have a sewing high. You know the feeling - once you finally pick up some projects and run with them, there's nothing to stop you. It's a nice groove to finally be in, as I felt a bit lazy after a whirlwind November/December of pattern making/writing/pattern re-making/pattern re-writing. I kind of wanted to stay in Honduras and bury my head (or at least feet) in the warm sand. Once we returned from our holiday, it took a while to get the creative energy pumping through my veins once again, but I now I'm feeling it full force and reveling in it.

open notelet

This afternoon I put together this Notelet as a birthday gift for my head of school (and friend) Adriana. We Montessorians are freakishly obsessive note takers, and I think that this 7" x 9" folio will be a well-used gift.

I had forgotten how quickly this pattern comes together, especially the mini-version. (I made a full-sized version as a back-to-school gift for myself.) Really. It's awesome. The only thing keeping me from getting WAY ahead of the game for next year's holiday gifts is my limited supply of Timtex.

notelet button

The best part of it, in my opinion? My virgin voyage to covered button land. And let me tell you, I've returned a changed lady. Oh my. Coordinating fabric buttons, little embroidery designs - eeek! Was I the last person in blogoland to discover this jewel? I found my covered button kit at Reprodepot.


macati said...

this notelet is so beautifull! love the fabric and the colours!
great work and the button looks so cute on it!

Nicki said...

What a lovely gift! I have been eyeing this pattern since you first mentioned it. I must get it soon. These notelets would make great gifts for our older nieces.

I bought a button covering set last year, on a whim. I've never used it, but after reading your post i think it may become an addiction once started!

jojoebi said...

be warned, once you start covering buttons you can't stop! This notelet is lovely, the owl fabric looks Japanese, is it? you can also use covered buttons to make hair bobbles or fridge magnets.

Joyful Abode said...

meg, that is sosososososo adorable. I am also an obsessive list-maker, and I have a (commerically-made, not cute) "notelet" that I carry around with me everywhere. I'd trade it in for yours in a heartbeat!

Nichole said...

That is so very cute! I love the owl fabric.

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness,
That owl button is TOO cute. I love it.

mrsbeaver said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months now and am SOOOO impressed with everything you make! (waiting anxiously for the new patterns). As, I browse on over to the pattern sellers for some of your projects - I think your choice in fabrics is just stellar! I know I'm gushing :::grin::: but could you tell us where you get all these fantastic fabrics? Nothing like them around here where I shop. Also, when you shop for fabric and see stuff you love but don't have a particular use in mind, how do you decide how much to buy? Any tips?


luv Abby said...

what a cute gift.... love the button.... well done.
luv Abby

Marcy said...

That is absolutely precious, I love the owls!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

No, I would be the last person to do the covered button ;) LOVE the texture of your fabrics. Looking forward to your apron pattern, I really need to upgrade my image in the kitchen! Wishing you a fabulous 2008!

Bethany Hissong said...

I love this notebook! And I love the fabric too. Definately groovy! (my friend had a kitten in college called Groovy!).