Posts Tagged ‘Pattern’

DIY Floral Notebook Covers

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009





As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I printed out quite a few copies of the Floral Flutter Pattern from the Inspired Bride and have since been inclined to make a few of my own little projects. My job requires quite a bit of sketching so I’m always on the lookout for new and pretty notebooks. My office provides us with these simple recycled sketchbooks but I thought it would be fun to spruce them up a bit. See below for how-to instructions and step-by-step photographs.







HOW-TO: To make the cover, print the pattern onto desired size of paper with a color printer (I used an 11×17″ piece of craft paper from a roll that I trimmed to size and printed on a large format printer). To cover the notebook, cut a rectangle from the printed paper, making it the exact height of the notebook plus the width times two plus the spine and an additional 1/2 inch on either side.

In a well-ventilated area, coat the back of the paper with spray adhesive. With the paper wrong side up, quickly center the notebook face down onto the paper being careful to line up the top and bottom edges. Continue wrapping the paper around the spine and to the back; smooth with a bone folder and making sure to define the edges. Now that your cover is in place you should have excess paper hanging off of either side. Using a ruler and craft knife, trimm of the excess paper. Ta-da! Now you have your own pretty notebook!

Make a set of these for yourself or give away as charming little holiday gifts. I hope you all have as much fun with this beautiful pattern from the Inspired Bride and be sure to check out all her amazing projects and loads of inspiration.

Friday Pick Me Up!

Friday, July 24th, 2009


I’ve been feeling a bit gloomy the last few days, not exactly sure why, but I needed something to pull me out of my funk. To brighten my spirits I decided to do a collage of all the pretty things I’ve seen around the web over the past days. This did just the trick, I feel refreshed and a whole lot more cheerful! The fact that it’s Friday is an added plus! Have a fantastic weekend and lot’s of love to all of you. xoxo

From left to right, top down: Tissue Poms via Martha Stewart, Loveology via ffffound, Sunshine Illustration via Illustration Friday, Shoes via ffffound, Prety dress via Flickr, Poster via ffffound, Scarlet Fig fabrics via Decor8, Letterpress Fortune Teller via Design Sponge

Owl & Lion

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009





Great patterns, great colors, landscape options? What’s not to love about these Owl & Lion notebooks?!

Owl & Lion Via ffffound

Edholm & Ullenius

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009





print & pattern turned me on to the work of Edholm Ullenius yesterday and I couldn’t be more grateful. These two ladies are beyond talented and I love how bold and vibrant a lot of their design is. It reminds me a bit of Sanna Annukka, which is never a bad thing! All their work is fantastic but it’s their packaging that really makes me weak in the knees!

via: print & pattern

Pocket Workbook

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009




Loving these pocket workbooks I spotted on ffffound yesterday! The colors and patterns are beyond charming and for around $9.00 a piece they’re pretty affordable too! See Wendy’s whole collection in her Etsy shop and visit her blog Dozi and Flickr set for updates and inspiration. Wouldn’t a set of these make a perfect gift for back-to-school?!