Some Goodies for the Animal Shelter

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.

A Package from Australia

Just when I thought all the birthday surprises were over, yesterday I received a package from Australia.  It was from my blogger friend, Helen, at Aunty Henny’s.  Inside the package was a beautiful card and a fabric cover for notebooks called a List-Taker.  Unfolded, there was a gorgeous pen and spaces for notepads.  Included was a description of the “Quilted Note-Taker” and a sample of a notebook that would fit perfectly (5×8 inches).  Did you ever see such amazing fabric?

Note the tiny scottie button.

I’ve been the happy recipient of Helen’s projects before and she always includes a link to the pattern.

Patterns are super-easy to order here by e-mail, to pay by PayPal and then to receive the 4-page PDF file to download within minutes ($8.00).   I ordered the pattern, thinking these would make good Christmas gifts.

Check out Helen’s blog for her chats about what she’s quilting along with some great tips and links.