A friend of mine from overseas had her farewell party a few weeks ago. I decided to make her a pencil case and on advice from my mother, also covered a notebook to give to her. The pencil case is made from denim, with a cotton print lining. I copied a pencil case that I already owned and I think it turned out quite well.
As you may have noticed, the lining features Australian gum tree leaves, and the pencil case is personalised.
I bought a plain notebook and covered it in denim, overlocking the edges and gluing it on with wood glue. To make it sit better I cut out triangles at the spine, and cut the corners off on a diagonal. The front of the cover features a rainbow lorikeet perched on a J in cross stitch, the design of which is from Allura's Australia in Cross Stitch.