There has been a rash of birthdays at my office. Oddly enough, within about two weeks someone has turned 30, 40 and 50! Of course I forget all about it until late the night before so I have to come up with something quick but cute. So I have made up a couple of journal/pencil pouch combos that I thought turned out pretty cute.
I made this one with some cute Japanese fabric with a sewing theme. I attempted to do some free motion quilting circles over the fabric on the journal. I am clearly not an expert, but I like it.
I made a pencil pouch out of the same fabric:
And put some glitter gel pens in it - for a fellow pen connoisseur:
I made this set a few weeks ago - I used some wool felt I had to make a flower that I quilted on the journal. The pencil pouch is the same felt and I embroidered the recipient's initials on the bag. I like the flower on this one a lot, I think I will have to make one for myself - maybe with a cute patterned fabric.