Friday, May 13, 2011

Wool Journal Covers and A Lil' Graduate!

My dear friend "Betty" gifted me a wonderful wool appliqued journal cover back in February. It is truly a keepsake. So I found that I had some little booklets tucked away in a cabinet and thought why not make some little covers for them. It was really quick since I used very simple little designs. Look what appeared out of the scrap basket.

I plan on putting some in our lil' booth and think they would make great gifts for someone special and are just the right size to tuck in your purse.

I also made some larger ones for two very special gals. Sloan has been going twice a week for 2 1/2 hours to a preschool. He has loved every minute of it. Miss Carolyn has been helping with preschool and kindergarten since my children were in grade school. You can really tell she enjoys the children.

Miss Teresa is a retired school teacher and loves to sing. The children run to her each morning they arrive and love to get a hug. She taught them so many songs. For the end of the year program they sang many of the songs that they had learned. It was so darling to watch those lil' ones.

They each received a certificate and cd of photos. I know he is going to miss going during the summer months but I'm sure we will fill those days with going to the park and swimming.

Today was a nice crisp, cool day that felt just like fall. Love those cool days and I know before long the dog days of summer will be here until then I'm just going to enjoy every minute of those cool breezes!

Happy Trails....Ginger


WoolenSails said...

Beautiful covers. I need to try some, I have enough blank books.


Courtney said...

The book covers are so sweet!

Sounds like Sloan is enjoying his school time. I used to teach preschool, years ago, and I loved singing songs and doing the fingerplays with them.

moosecraft said...

Cute note covers! Miss Carolyn and Miss Teresa are really going to love their journals! :-) Cool here too and I am loving it... perfect time to get all the outdoor stuff tended to! Have a great weekend!

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

Love your wool book covers! I've been wanting to make some just haven't got it done yet. It's amazing what you can get out of those scrap pieces! I bet with summer coming Sloan will find lots of fun things to do!

Kim said...

Those book covers are so cute. Almost as cute as Sloan!!

Beckyjean said...


I loved Betty's journal covers & yours are adorable too. I made some a few years ago & am thinking about making some again after seeing how cute yours turned out.

Enjoy your day~Becky

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
Sloan is just the cutest little graduate!
You amaze me! You decide to make something and you make it en masse! They are very sweet.
Pug hugs :)

katie said...

Your journal covers are precious.
Great little gifts
You and Sloan have a great summer to gather.

mdgtjulie said...

Awww, how cute. Congrats to your lil graduate!! I can't believe it's already that time of year!!

primitivebettys said...

Love the journals! :)

Congrats to Sloan for a mile-stone accomplishment. What a darling he is!!

TeresaM said...

Hi Ginger!

Love your journal covers.... so very cute!!! I love anything with wool!

You sure do have a cute little man there!! Enjoy the years because they fly by so quickly!!! Mine youngest will be a senior in college this Fall and so hard to believe!