Hey it’s Kirsten. Are we all feeling the time crunch??? So it’s time to really scramble. Between now and Christmas I am still making HUGE picture frames, oil cloth aprons, vinyl aprons, and a whole lot of photo editing. Not quite sure how it’s all going to get done, but I’m sure with a couple of late nights I should be able to knock ’em out or knock ’em off my list of Christmas TO-DOs.  These notebooks are the perfect last-minute things to make for the kiddies.  My kids are really into drawing right now, especially in church.  I think they will LOVE drawing in their own personalized notebooks.  Here are a few EASY, and I mean EASY steps.

The cute graphics on each of the notebooks are from CRYSTAL WILKERSON.  I love how simple they are.  She designs some crazy cute things.

These white books worked a little better than the brown ones because they are hardback covers.  The brown ones are not…they bowed slightly.  You can find all sorts of blank books online or at your local craft store.

I think the boys will love that their pictures are their scary painted faces from the Halloween Carnival.  Boys are silly like that right?

Anyhow, I will post those oil cloth aprons in January when the craziness dies down.  I hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

What are the last minute projects you are working on?

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  1. What a great idea! These could make great gifts for anyone. tfs! :)

  2. What a great idea! I keep journals for all my kids. I plan on giving them to them after they graduate high school. Now I can put their photo on the front to know whos is whos.

  3. Sewing on Sally the Singer Says: December 17, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Not really sure how my blog page is addressed..its really boring with only one post right now so it’s not much to go look at anyway!! …BUT I know Im Sewing on Sally =) ! I noticed you were going to to a post on oil cloth aprons..I can NOT wait!! I have some beautiful oil cloth waiting to be sewn together…my concern (adding to being a beginner!) is that I don’t know what kind of needle to sew or which tension or stitch length my machine should be on..oh and what kind of thread?! Will you please try and include those things in your post in January? Thanks ..Julie

  4. that’s a great idea—perfect for stocking stuffers! I feel like time has gotten away from me this year…

  5. For the brown notebooks that bowed a little, you could probably add the mod podge to the other side of the cover (the side you didn’t put the picture on) and that should straighten it out. When the glue dries on thinner material, it pulls it in that direction, putting it on the other side should pull it back straight. Hope that makes sense! :)

    • That’s a good idea, usually I don’t mod podge on things that bow, but this time I did. I will try doing it on the other side and see if that corrects the prob. that’s for your comment :)

  6. Jennifer Jensen Says: December 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

    This is a great idea. Thank you for the post.

  7. OMG I am knitting all night and making jewelry all day. No sleep for mommy.

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