Last weekend, Sprout was invited to a birthday party and I made one of these little notebook take alongs for a gift using my Schoolhouse Clutch pattern. This small simple project is a bonus included with the clutch. Not only does this size make great gifts for kids but it's really a great teacher gift too.
And...since we are on the downward slide towards the end of the school year, oh yes I am, I am suggesting you make some of these for your favorite teachers.
Here's the fun part, let's do it as a sew along.
Starting TODAY through February 10th, I'm going to offer this pattern at 40% off. Just mention SCHOOLHOUSE SEWALONG in the comments section at purchase and I'll send you back a refund via paypal. SALE has ended. You can also check with your local quilt shop for a copy if you want it RIGHT NOW.
I'll also send you a link to a password protected page here on my blog where you'll get the bonus instructions for how to add a zipper pocket into the little notebook size.
Then, starting on March 1st, I'll post a Flickr page for you to show off your projects. You'll have from March 1 - 7th to post your project. On March 8th, I'm going to randomly choose one of those project submissions to give a $25 shop credit good for anything in my etsy shop.
(*edit 2/27/12 - not a lot of people signed up for the sew along but if you have the pattern and participate, send me a picture of your completed project plus info about you, your blog or shop - and I'll do a feature post on everyone later in March)
Sound like fun? I hope so. It's a fun small project and nice to have some premade for ready to go gifts. I love the small one for my purse. But a I carry a big one to work with me. Hope you'll join along!