Sorry I've been MIA lately. I had planned a quick trip to MN to see my family and meet up with a blogger friend. But we ended up staying longer than planned because of a snow storm! We had a great time in spite of the weather. Thanks everyone!
Pictured above are some notebook/colored pencil holders I whipped up for Amanda's boys. They were so easy to make, these will definitely become a staple for gift giving. I read a couple tutorials, but then decided to go it alone. All I did was measure the notebook and add 1/2 an inch to either side, then double that for the width. I added interfacing to the front fabric, sandwiched a pocket (iron and top stitch the top of it first), then sewed all the way around it, leaving a little gap to flip it right-side out. Iron it again and top stitch the individual pencil spots and notebook pocket. Oh, and I did a little heat-n-bond applique to the fronts of each first. So easy!!