D.I.Y. matchbook notepads
This inspired little project from Fossil has been making the rounds on several of my favorite blogs. Simple and charming, they are a perfect, pocket-sized medium for expressing your love.
I absolutely loved them as a Mother’s Day gift, and set about making one myself. Because of my generally messy handwriting, I had to improvise, making it a bit bigger than the tutorial shows. Also, instead of the fabric or paper scraps, I drew a silhouette of her schnauzer, Archie, cut it out and glued it in one corner.
It’s not nearly as impressive as Fossil’s version. The staples are a bit crooked, the pages aren’t all the same size, and my corners are anything but sharp.
Granted, I’ve progressed enough to get beyond the Sculpey clay ducks and colored bookmarks. But I still can’t cut clean corners. I’m still imperfect and messy. I still spill glue, wreck my bicycle and burn myself in the kitchen. I still don’t dust as well as she does, and still have to ask her opinion on certain recipes.
I still need my mama.
I think she likes it that way.