This is not a craft blog
Nevertheless, I have made a craft and will commence blogging about it. As you can see from the picture below, it is the most adorable thing ever. Originally, I wanted to make a bag for my scriptures, which I have done in pink and it looks very similar to this. But then I got the idea to do a book cover for Kammi's little Book of Mormon so she can carry it to church like a little purse, which she loves to do. In fact, you will notice that the cover does not have it's pretty ribbon handles on it yet, and that is because I have not yet purchased the ribbon. "In all that crap downstairs, you don't have any ribbon?" asks Dave. "Not the kind I want," I say, adding the "sheesh, men," silently. Here as you can see, I have the inside pocket pinned in to the outside cover. I read a great online tutorial on how to stitch it in.
I did iron out that crease. I was a little nervous that the hardcover book wouldn't fit inside the pocket because it didn't in any of my trials with the pins, so I moved the pocket closer to the center so it would fit a softcover BOM. But as it turned out, the hardcover did fit. Now it is just a little short, but it keeps the book in nice and snug and the crochet stretches around the book nicely anyway.
Here's a shot of it mostly complete, only sans ribbons as I mentioned above. It turned out so cute I can't stand it. I'm thinking of pulling out the pink bag and just making it into a cover like this instead. What do you think?
I also found instructions online to make the flower, but I didn't like them so I kind of made it up between the instructions and the pattern of one of Kammi's hair bows. I sewed this flower on, but it would work well with a clipped on flower that was interchangeable, too.
This project was very inexpensive and fun to make. The yarn was about $1.50, I purchased the fabric in a fat quarter for about $1.00 though if I sewed a lot I'd have had it lying around, and the button came in a pack of three for about $1.00.
So seriously, like the cutest thing, right?