Monday, August 24, 2009

Pimp my Moleskines


I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it before but, even though I am not a trained designer myself, I manage a small team of graphic designers in my "real" job. They've been working their butts off lately in preparation for a big event we have coming up in a few weeks, so I decided yesterday to make something for them to show my appreciation.


They are the ones who first introduced me to Moleskines, so I couldn't think of anything more appropriate than some fabric covered ones! I found the tutorial over on Wise Craft. They were super easy and a great use of scrap fabrics. All you need is some double-sided fusible bond. A GREAT Christmas gift idea, I think!


Also, for all you Amy Butler fans out there, Kelly from I Have A Notion reached out to me this weekend to let me know about a fun contest she has going on over at her blog. YOU could be the designer of the name badge worn by Amy and her whole team at the upcoming quilt market in Houston! Besides the awesome bragging rights, if your design is chosen you will also win some of Amy's patterns, stationary, and other goodies.

You can find all the details here:
Amy Butler Tag Challenge

Best wishes for a great week ahead!

25 comments:

  1. The moleskin covers are great, would love to have one of those in my bag!

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  2. these are so great! I love the fabrics that you used and they will be the perfect gift for a graphic designer

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  3. Love the moleskine covers! I have a moleskine that is going to get a nice new cover asap!

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  4. Thanks for the link to the moleskine tutorial John. I'm sure your crew will enjoy their gifts.

    Off to purchase me some Moleskines!

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  5. Now that's how to cover a moleskin - way way too easy!! Thanks John for the great link.

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  6. I love these! What is the fabric that is pink and brown trees? I don't think I have seen that one before. It is great as are your Moleskines.

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  7. Oh, how fun!! and the title gave me a little chuckle!! :)

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  8. My daughter loves Moleskines....guess I know what I am making for her stocking this year!:) Thanks for the great idea.

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  9. Those are nice...Its a great way to say "Thanks" too...We'll have change your name to "a pimp named quilt dad" or "O.G. Le Quilter"

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  10. Those are lovely! I do believe I need one-or three of them.:)

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  11. A lovely and very thoughtful gift!!

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  12. those covered moleskins are cool.

    I looked at moleskins last week and couldn't figure out what you need with half a page of graph paper...can someone fill me in?

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  13. Those look fantastic! The ones you made in the last giveaway go everywhere with me and are getting lots of use! The bookkeeper you made really protects the Moleskin from getting crumpled in my purse. I know your office will LOVE these!

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  14. These are really wonderful. I know I have to make some of these for me (and every writer I know). Thanks for the idea and link!

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  15. Oh, oh,oh, this puts sooo mant ides=as in my head! Thanks for sharing. (I'm not sure 9" x 11" is scrap in my stash ... LOL)

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  16. hi John, precioso tu blog, hermosa tu familia, soy Patricia de Còrdoba Argentina, te invito a mi blog

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  17. They are beautiful! A manager that shows his appreciation. Weird- it has been a long time since I have come across the likes of you. Good for you for taking the time to say thank you in such a nice way.

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  18. Thanks for sharing the idea and a BIG Thank You for sharing my challenge with everyone. You continue to Rock....

    I know your team will appreciate the time you have taken to thank them....gifts are wonderful...but you took your time to make them....much more special :)

    Kelly

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  19. Great tutorial - perfect with school starting around the corner too! Thanks for sharing - I love your "pimped" out versions!

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  20. These are wonderful! What a great gift!

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  21. Just poping in to say hello!You have a really nice quilting blog. I quilt too of course.I alway think it's so neat when I run across a man that quilts.My grandfather used to years ago when he was still with us.One of my favorite designers is a man also.I've even been known to get my husband involved a time or two.I'll be back to visit.Keep up the good work!

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  22. I love the moleskin covers...
    Colors are baeutiful...
    Thanks for sharing...

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    Michell
    You cannot go wrong on the best security systems

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  23. those are sweeettt. I love them

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  24. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing....my 10 year old has just started quilting & loves to iron. Now, she can pimp out her journals! ;-)

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