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Legal Pad Cozy

Ever had one of those random ideas pop into your head really late at night that you just can't wait to start? That's how this project was born.

Since we were busy Monday night, David and I had Family Home Evening last night instead. (Interested in learning more about Family Home Evening? Click here.) We decided it would be good to start gratitude journals to help us really start to look for the blessings in our lives. Now this was at about 11:30 last night, and I got so excited to start my journal that I didn't want to wait to get started. My MIL has a bunch of little yellow legal pads in a cabinet so I went a grabbed one to keep in my purse. If you're anything like me, you just can't leave a little yellow legal pad all by itself, even if it is a little late. However, late at night might not be the best time to start a project, because I failed miserably. Twice. What you are about to see is my third attempt.

Tadah!! I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out, even if it did take a few hours of hair pulling and scrap bucket filling. :) It was pretty simple, I basically made a small "pillowcase" and put two rectangles of recycled cereal box inside to make it sturdy enough to write on. Added embellishments, a button/elastic closure and voila! Simple and elegant, just how I like it.

I love this little button I found, it's so pretty!

I also added a strip of one inch elastic inside so that the legal pad could stay in snugly and allow me to switch it out whenever needed.

(Yes, I added lace to the legal pad....)

Now my new gratitude journal is ready to be tossed into my purse so I can always be ready to record life's little blessings. :) Like 73 degree weather, ahhh. So refreshing. If I was still in school I would probably use for taking notes in class, jotting down reminders, and writing notes to the hubs. :)

Also, if anyone is interested in a tutorial for this, let me know! The hubs still needs one. ;)

Keeping It Simple



Crystal said...

This is so cute! I always carry around ugly notebooks and would love to have a cute cover. I would like a tutorial please :)

ps thanks for linking up to my challenge this week and for your comment. It really made my day.

Kara said...

LOVE IT! The colors, the button, the dainty!

Very nice :)


Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont said...

Hi Amie!
What a sweet way to hide those bright yellow legal pads. I'm glad you kept after it, even after 2 failed attempts! Thanks for your comment on my placemat pillows tutorial. I hope you do try them out!

Donene said...

Cute cover! thanks for your nice comments!!!!

Kaysi said...

so cute!

Abby's granny said...

Love it! please post a tutorial.