Don’t you just love that ‘high’ feeling you get when you just finished something? I sure do. Still high from making the shorts, yesterday I got this finished.

Note Taker

It’s the Note Taker pattern by Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio. I made the small folio, which fits a 5″ x 8″ notepad.

Inside the note taker

This one didn’t quite take one nap time like the shorts, but still a reasonably quick project. I cut out the fabrics and started some of the sewing a few days ago (choosing the fabrics took a bit longer actually), and then finished off the sewing yesterday, and added the button today.

Some details…

Button closure

Fabric covered button and a hair tie elastic as closure. Works very well!

Business card pocket

Mmm… lace trim…

Pen holder loop

A scrap of japanese linen tape as pen holder loop.

Fabrics info

This one is for me, and I love it!! I have a few more planned as gifts. Great pattern, by the way, easy to follow, and I learned quite a few things while making it too, me muttering to myself, “Ahhh, so that‘s how you do it…” 🙂 I think you can learn a lot from following patterns, you get to see other crafters’ take on how to make things. Thanks for a great pattern, Kathy!


Rose Red says:

That’s fabulous! Love the fabrics you have chosen, you are very clever!

Becky-Dee says:

oh my goodness! That is gorgeous!

Nora says:

Love the pen holder – very creative.
[Also, thank you for the comment on my dress over at Flickr. You’re very sweet.]

Sue says:

What a fantastic notebook holder, and what great gifts they would make too. I like all the fabrics you used together too.

bobb says:

It looks great! Love the fabrics and the design!

Jade says:

Lovely stuff, Claudine! I love your mix of fabric…and the tape and the lace. You’ll have to bring it and show if off next time we see each other.

Shireen says:

Such a gorgeous notebook cover! I love the fabrics, I love the button closure and all those pockets. A wonderful idea for presents.

M Goodsell says:

These are just so lovely Claudine…I love the mix of fabrics you’ve used, beautiful work.

kathy says:

Absolutely beautiful, as usual I’m totally in awe of your fabric choices. Love the idea of using elastic around the button, I’m making some for gifts and plan to give that a try. Thanks for your nice comments about the pattern.

gina says:

Love this sooo much – gorgeous detail! :O)

boodely says:

Those little piggies are fabulous! And the whole thing just makes me want to write. Looks great!

vanessa says:

how beautiful.. i love it claudine 🙂

Ravenhill says:

This is so great! I am crazy about the note taker you have made with its great mix of designs and the lace trim!

Amanda says:

This is beautiful! I absolutely love your choice of fabrics there.