To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We've worked through about a dozen books so far. I'm the oldest of the daughters which makes my mom the
I tried to pick fabric to coordinate with the personalities in the book club. Can you tell that we have some free spirits and some whom might be more easily labeled as traditional? The diversity makes for great discussion! They'll probably all get their notebooks and want to swap with each other for a different fabric choice! What do I know!?! (Remember how you used to do that in elementary school? The teacher would pass out folders and you'd be nudging your neighbor to trade colors with you...)
I found the tutorial for this mini notebook cover on blogger a couple of years ago and I couldn't find the blog to link to it anymore. (it came from a blog called "knitting after hours"). The covers each take a fat quarter and they sew up pretty quickly. I bought these little notebooks in packs of three from Office Depot. I'm sure you can find them in any office supply store.
As I was taking photos of the notebooks, my boy came riding up on his bike and after checking it all out, asked if I would make him one. I told him that I'd be glad to after I bought some more interfacing. I mentioned that we could pick out a boyish print and he'd have a notebook for doodling. He bent down, picked up the striped notebook and said, "This one looks like boy would carry it...can I have this one?" After hearing yes, it immediately went into his back pocket and off he peddled. Hopefully my book club members will pocket theirs with just as much joy.