Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Proper Lady

My mother always told me that a proper lady carried a lace handkerchief in her purse at all times. I started carrying hankies when I was in high school and even after all these years, it is an odd habit that I cannot break. The reason I call it odd is because although I own over 30, mostly vintage hankies, I would never actually use one to blow my nose.

Another thing that graces my purse is a floatie pen (which I collect and do use) and a notepad. For the last year I have been using one I received as a gift from a co-worker. Not any more. I have discovered the joys of altering mini-composition books and have made enough of them for every day of the week. 

The trick to making these is to use Mod Podge and wax paper.

I stick a piece of wax paper between the cover and the pad. Once the glue dries
just remove the paper and voila – no glue on the pad.

The husband loved them so much he asked if I would make him one.
Since he is a BIG baseball fan the paper choice was obvious!

My local CVS sells them in packages of 3 for $1.00. I'm definitely going back for more. Have you ever altered a mini composition book? Maybe now is the time.

15 comments:

  1. So cute! And I love the tip about the waxed paper!

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  2. One of my favorite things to do! I like to give 3 tied together with a pretty ribbon as a gift. Yours are so cute!

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  3. These are fabulous! I've only altered the big ones. I haven't seen these small ones but you bet your hankies, I'll be heading over to CVS to find them ;D Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Walmart has them at $.88 for a package of three!!!

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  4. These are awesome, they'd make great gifts for my co-workers!

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  5. These are so gorgeous - I love the colours and the images. I will have to find the NZ version of the composition book now xx Michelle

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  6. Really cute mini notebooks. You did an awesome job on them. Hubbie's is great idea for the man in your life! Thamks for sharing. Hugs, Mary

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  7. These are too cute EllenBee! I have been searching for them here in the uk too but can only find spiral bound ones so far that don't look as good! Thanks for the wax paper tip!
    hugs Alyson x

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    1. They will be in the mail next week :-)

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  8. Your Mini Composition books are fantastic. Just came across your blog via YPP. I just started making a few of the large once for the first time. So addicting. Great time to buy them so, I stocked up. But will go and get some of the mini once as well. That's all I need, another addiction.
    Marlies

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    1. This is one addiction that is so inexpensive that I say - go with it and and enjoy the ride!

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  9. The minis look like great stocking stuffers...and since Christmas will be here before we know it, I guess I'd better start NOW! Thanks for sharing~Judy

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  10. I love your "colorful" writing. Are these minis really as easy as wax paper and mod podge? Adorable - just the motivation I neeeded to finish my current project!

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