Wednesday, August 29, 2012

School proof notebook and folder

Just  a quick post to show DD's guitar folder and notebook. Being a teacher, I know that those items need to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Here are some tips to make your beautifully decorated items last a bit longer. 

Most notebooks you buy in a shop are attached to the flimsy cover with staples. I took the cover off, added the extra strong pink glitter paper (DD's choice) and sewed it on. I also attached the labels using eyelets. I kept everything very flat and made sure all sides and corners were attached properly. 

Since DD loves bling, I added a little bit on top, using a heat gun. I do have a few spare parts in case they might fall off after a few months. 

Liz Qualman shared her idea on her blog to cover the papers with the strongest clear packing tape. 
Now Sarah is ready for her guitar lessons, keeping the music sheets nice and tidy in her folder. 

The other good news is that my sister had her baby! Despite the umbilical cord being wrapped around her neck 3 times, little Martina is small but healthy and just so cute. 

We are thrilled to be able to see her via skype although she is thousands of kilometers away from us. 

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 

1 comment:

  1. I like school supplies that last a long time too! yes packing tape works like a dream! S's folder and notebook are so cute!!! I hope she is having fun with her guitar lessons!! Congrats to your sister!!! I do know the scare of the umbilical cord being wrapped... my middle it was wrapper around her neck twice. I have never seen a dr. work so fast!!! I am glad she has a healthy baby!!