Today I was able to check another project off of my 100 Day Hustle list: a Christmas gift for Miss C.'s teacher. Woo hoo!
After some consideration (and a consultation with my mom, who is a retired teacher) and waffling over several ideas, I decided to go with a covered journal using the fab tutorial created by Rachel of Stitched in Color. If you haven't tried it yet, you really must! Not only is it easy to make, but it's very cost effective if you raid your stash. Don't tell, but I only spent about $3 on supplies (a composition notebook and a bit of bleached muslin for the lining)!
- Chevron blocks – I cut into a charm pack of Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille that I had won over at the awesome blog, Fish Creek Studio.
- Gray strips above and below the blocks – Another giveaway win, this time part of a custom jelly roll by the super sweet ladies over at Clover & Violet.
- Dots along the top and bottom – Scraps of Denyse Schmidt fabric for JoAnn's left over from another project. I love, love, love this print and will be sad when the last few scraps are gone!
- Lining – bleached muslin from JoAnn's.
I hope she loves it as much as I do. The whole thing came together in a few nights and nap times, and much of the time spent was me trying to figure out how to arrange all of those half square triangles I had created (my first try with HSTs!) from the Vintage Modern charms. The only thing I did to stray from the pattern was serge all of the raw edges, otherwise I followed it exactly. Rachel did a brilliant job!
You can find this project linked up at: