Protecting Personalized Leather Checkbook Covers

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Italian leather is a popular choice for the cover of guest books. Sometimes, croc-hide or pig skin is also used. You can also go in for faux leather or suede to suit the ambiance and the occasion.




I found this scrap of red trim (shown in photo) and I saw that I had enough to make a 5 petaled flower. I had to hand sew it very carefully to make the red arches look like flower pedals. Then, I used a hot glue gun to add the center clear bead, and followed by gluing some shiny red beads in a star pattern (covering up my kind of messy, hand-sewn seams). I then hot glued a strip of red ribbon to the headband and glued on the flower. This wound up being one of Hannah's favorites.

If you can afford to spend a little extra on an Indiana Jones gift, you might want to consider a statue. The Indiana Jones on a Horse statue is being released for sale in July 2008. Only a limited number of these are being made so this would be an extra special gift. The statue features Indy riding on a horse, gun drawn in hand. It is 11 inches tall and comes with a certificate of authenticity. This will cost $210 dollars at Gentle Giant Store.

If you're looking for simple style that will go with a lot of purses or outfits, take a look at the Taupe Dragonfly Transfer Bag. Four elastic pockets give you plenty of room to carry your cell phone, money or your credit card case. A key loop inside will keep your keys where you can find them without having to dig. This organizer is covered in taupe satin with graceful dragonflies embossing the fabric. There is even a cosmetic bag with a pretty rhinestone zipper pull that will hold everything you need to keep yourself looking beautiful.

Get a small notebook or journal. If later you want to get a nice leather book, fine, but don't start this exercise with the excuse that you don't have the supplies. Use a scrap of paper you found on the ground if you have to, but starting today, you are going to track something about every day, for one week.

Once I had all 3 pieces cut, I stitchedthem all together with my needle and lilac thread, then sewed in a purple bead, 4 black "cat's eye" type beats, and then 10 very small black beads. Next I stitched the flower to a piece of floral wire and then wrapped the wire around the headband to secure it in place. click here is simple and small and will probably be worn the most by my daughter.

Travel jewelry boxes and cases provide storage and protection for your jewelry and accessories while traveling, whether it is for business or pleasure, and are sure to be appreciated by your gift recipient.