In the meantime...hum, yes...I made another. They are so easy to make that I couldn't resist.
They are made with just one strip of felt wide enough for the diary or notebook to fit in once the sides are sewn, and folded over to form an envelope. It closes with a piece of velcro and this time I used my pinking shears to add some detail to the top flap.
I bought a Disney's Violetta diary thinking of one of our friend's daughter that loves Violetta. She'll be turning seven by the end of this month and because she always receives lots of presents, especially from her grandparents, I'm always struggling to find something original to give her.
Over the closure of the envelope I glued a glittery heart (cut with some help from my Sizzix). This not only makes the whole set look cuter but also helps to hide the stitches used to secure the velcro.
In addition to the diary I also added a matching pen and now I think I have the perfect gift.
If you want to make one and need more detailed instructions, refer to either here or here, or send me an e-mail and I'll be glad to answer to any questions you may have.