A few years ago, I made a fabric box, quilted and embroidered, for my daughter who is an avid knitter, cat lover and Chicago Cubs fan. Her old cat, Snickers, has grown more eccentric as she ages (as we all have) and now insists on positioning herself on the box.
The box has suffered a bit …
…but Snickers shows absolutely no shame.
Each year, I make some small items to be donated to one of the no-kill shelters I support (League for Animal Welfare). These go on a craft table to be sold at their annual Christmas party.
Helen, my blogger friend in Australia, has sent me gifts on two different occasions and each time thoughtfully included the link for making the items. One is a small notebook cover with a tutorial by Lara Cameron. For a 3×5 spiral notebook, I cut the cover and lining pieces 3-¾ x 11-½ inches. For the pockets, I cut 3-¾ x 5-¾ inches.
Another really nice gift is a List-Taker from a pattern for sale by Jennifer Casa.
This cover includes space for a 5×8 inch pad and pen and has a large pocket for carrying fabric swatches, patterns, notes, etc.
My daughter donated some pretty cat and dog charms for the ties and assembled them for me.
I hope these cute covers in animal prints make a little bit of money for the shelter.