The large pocket on the right side holds the cardboard back of the notepad, and there is also a smaller pocket on the left that will hold pens or other papers. This is really a nifty pattern. It is called "Just a Note"by Little Scraps from This & That patterns. I found it on-line at Fat Quarter Shop. Making these little notebooks also gave me a chance to make more covered buttons--I was having so much fun!
I also made some little bags from the same pattern company. This pattern is called "Sweet Stuff." These bags were really cute (and again...I got to cover more buttons)! I have a third little pattern that I didn't get to this weekend; I'll get at least one made up this week to share.
By Friday night I had made three notepad holders and three little bags--and along with some other little things I'd already made, my daughter had quite a selection to choose from. She ended up taking seven little gifts back to school. Although there was no Black Friday shopping for me this year, I did venture out on Saturday, making it to Joann's just in time to use their Saturday morning coupons! I bought zippers and more buttons to cover and also picked up some table-runners from the quilter, so now I have more binding to do this week! I've enjoyed making all of these small projects, but I'm really wanting to start some quilts! I've got a couple in mind that I just can't wait to start...but first I'd better get my Christmas decorating done!