If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's my day for Nancy Drew



My project and giveaway

Here it is day 7 of the Nancy Drew is a clue Blog Hop
And that means it is my day to share with you what was a mystery until just yesterday  But first I need to give a shout out to our hostess Carol of Just Let Me quilt and  Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt ...
They sure put a lot into these blog hops.




When I was young I read a good many Nancy Drew books and I loved them and to this day I still love a good mystery. 
Now if this is your first visit I would like to welcome you and hope that you take a minute and look around. You'll notice that I'm down to earth and like things that are useful so it would be no surprise that what I came up with is something useful.



I had notice that past participance had made book bags, eye glass cases, pouches, kindle cases, etc. but I do not believe that I had seen  any hardcover book cover.



 I know it's nothing fancy...


But I thought it was pretty practical seeing how it is all made from a charm pack. 


I hope it gives you a clue of how we can make more than quilts from those charm packs.
Now for a giveaway sort of. I would like to give this book and book cover to a young person. So if you have a child or grandchild that would enjoy reading this book with the cover just leave me a comment. That's all, no need to follow me, like me or tweet about me. Just simply know a child who would like this.
But don't get me wrong if you would like to follow me, I would love that. 
I'll draw a name if I have more than one on Monday. Thank you for stopping by and have fun visiting the others.
Here is the list of the others for today

Thursday, March 14, 2013 

75 comments:

  1. That is so cute, I haven't seen a cover for a hard covered book in ages! I know a young reader that would just love this. Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Love the idea of a hard cover book cover, and yours is covering the perfect Nancy Drew! My only GD is an avid reader and just the age to start Nancy Drew. Thank you for sharing. P.S. love the cute chicks that came to live with you!

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  3. First of all ... I love your blog and am now a follower. Your chickies in the next post are so cute. I love your egg recipes and the Egg White Cake is next on my baking list. I even have a start on the egg whites as I just made brownies and I always add two yolks for fudginess. Wish I had your farm fresh eggs to make it.

    I do love your hard book cover idea. A great way to give a treasured book an appreciative new look.

    My children are single young adults so I have not yet been blessed with grandchildren, but I am a quilty auntie, so should I be so lucky as to win your generous giveaway, I would find a good home for lovely book gift. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  4. Lovely project idea----so perfect for these fabrics!

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  5. I love your idea of a book cover using these bright colours, a way to encourage a love of reading.

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  6. I would love to win your book and book cover for my granddaughter! She loves books and reading so much!

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  7. Very nice. A great use for charms.

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  8. What a great idea! Did you make your own pattern??
    My daughter would love this!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  9. That's a great idea for using charms and it turned out beautifully.

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  10. I have a eleven year old and a six year old grand daughter. It is a very nice give away.

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  11. I have a lovely gifted grandaughter that loves to read.

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  12. Nice use of charm squares. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Gorgeous project.Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. I love the style of the book cover you created. sew pretty. If I won I have a young niece who rarely is seen without a book in her hand. Would love to gift her this. thanks for the offer.

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  15. Love your book cover idea and it is done so well!!

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  16. What a cute idea! My daughter would love this. She just started getting the "Nancy Drew Bug".

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  17. What a fun thing to do - someone is going to love this! blessings, marlene

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  18. Great little cover! I love making useful things out of fabulous fabric. Nice job!

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  19. I like the book cover. Did you use a pattern or figure this out on your own? I have a niece and a nephew who would enjoy the book (and cover).

    Your baby chicks are so cute and I also love the picture of the hugging cats.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  20. I love your book jacket! A perfect project for a bookish theme! :)

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  21. What a lovely book cover. I have a granddaughter who reads avidly and would love this cover.

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  22. Great book cover and good use of a charm pack

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  23. My daughter would love this. What a great idea.

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  24. I do follow you....and my grand daughter would love this...great project!

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  25. my daughter loves mysteries she'd love it thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  26. Such a sweet cover for that book AND you making it a giveaway is even more special! Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  27. Fantastic bookcover! My 10 year old granddaughter Allie would love this! She has a 2 year old sister that she reads to and Emily will sit and listen for hours on end no matter what Allie is reading. Please add them to the giveaway. :)

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  28. Your book cover is a great thought and it looks just right! I adore bright colors. I have no grandchildren, but my niece is very precious to me and her daughter, my grandniece is like a granddaughter to me. I hope that is okay. Thank you for a most wonderful Giveaway.

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  29. I love your book cover. What a terrific giveaway.

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  30. Turning the pages would be a treat with this cover..well done my dear

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  31. it is amazing what a few 5 inch squares can do! Love the idea of a book cover!

    No grands or little people in my life to avail themselves to your giveaway but it is certainly sweet of you to offer it.

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  32. How cute! I have a granddaughter who would love that! Great job!

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  33. Great idea!! I am always amazed by what one can make with a charm pack!! I know a young lady who would love the book and cover... thanks!

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  34. I was so coughtup in your tutorial on cast iron pans and the egg recipes, I almost forgot to go back to hop page. I enjoy reading our blog and tut. I love the book cover.

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  35. Both my son and my best friends daughters would love this book.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  36. That's a great use of your charm packs. Anyone would enjoy a special gift like that. Well done !

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  37. My GS loves books! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. Hi this is a wonderful idea for your charm pack. I have a grandchild that isjust into reading and would love the book and cover...please add me. You have a great blog that I am now following....have a good day.

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  39. great use of a charm pack, and generous of you to give away your book and project... I know some sweet little gals at church that would enjoy your giveaway

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  40. My daughter is an avide reader and would be thrilled to receive it. Thank you for the chance to enter. I love the book cover. Those would be awesome to make for my daugter to put on her test books

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  41. I am trying to get my granddaughter interested in Nancy Drew. So far no luck. She is into little books, not chapter books.I really like the book cover you made.

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  42. Your book cover is a great idea and very cute.

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  43. Your book cover is adorable. A great way to use those orphaned charm squares. I know a couple young readers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Cute book cover. Anyone would be happy to have this.

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  45. Great book cover and I like to see more ideas for the use of charm packs, my favorite precut.

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  46. I like practical. You did a great job and yes, I have lots of little readers here.

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  47. My daughter would love this cute book cover! She is just starting to read "chapter" books and introducing her to Nancy would be fun! Love this book cover. I'm contemplating making something similar for my boring Nook cover. Did you put batting in it?

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  48. I have a granddaughter that would enjoy this book and cover. She is 11 and reading is her passion right now. Thanks for the chance to win the book and cover.

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  49. Love your book cover. My daughter loves to read and would love to have this. Thanks for sharing and for your really sweet giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  50. I have a niece who would gobble this up! Even if I don't win the lottery I'd like to try and make one of these myself - can you provide instructions? Thanks foxgraw at gmail dot com

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  51. My grand-daughter just started reading Nancy Drew and I have been scouring the normal haunts(!)for older copies! She would love this and you did an outstanding job on it! TIA! B-)

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  52. That is adorable! Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. LOL I had to laugh as I saw all the comments about daughters...actually in my house it is my son who is the mystery book lover. He doesn't care if it's the Hardy Boys, or Nancy Drew! In fact he made a comment that he would like a have a girlfriend like Nancy. LOL And his all of 10 yrs. old. He sure does know what he wants in life - including the fact he wants to be a detective when he grows up. He is sure to point that he wants to be a detective and that is a whole lot of Different than just being a Police Officer. ;) Thanks you for showing us another clever way to use the ND Charms.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  54. I would love to be able to give your gift to my grand daughter. When she stays with me even in the summer we have reading every night. I love the colors in these fabrics. Thanks for sharing and being in the hop.

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  55. My daughter has been getting into mysteries. She and her best friend (they're 7) have also recently opened up a "mystery business". She does love to read!

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  56. Thanks for sharing your lovely book cover.

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  57. Great way to keep that terrific book safe and sound! Love the colors and fabric choices.
    My granddaughter would LOVE this!

    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  58. I remember making paper book covers but never thought to sew one. Great idea!

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  59. Nice book cover. I remember making them at the start of every school year....moslty from paper bags or cute newspaper inserts. Cute fabric is way more fun!

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  60. Great use of a charm pack! Very clever! pbstrand@msn.com

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  61. yep, my daughter would love this!

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  62. Fun idea especially if you have some of the older editions.I have a grandson who is six and blind and we love to read any book when he is here.

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  63. Simple can be so pretty. It just pops with the red.

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  64. Simple can be so pretty. It just pops with the red.

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  65. Very clever. I know a child that would love it!

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  66. Perfect and what a neat idea with just a little bit of fabric.

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  67. Love the idea of bookcovers!!! My Grangirlie would loooove thisbook & cover set!! Thanks for chance to win it for her! :)

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  68. Cute bookcover. I think that's a great idea! I don't have a young child to give this too, but I just wanted to make a comment that I really liked the idea of making them out of charm packs...gives me an idea... :) Thanks for sharing it with us!

    -karrie

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  69. The hardback book cover is a wonderful way to use a charm pack. I think many of us enjoyed Nancy Drew and I'm glad you are among the many. I have an eleven year old granddaughter who would like to have a book cover for a special book. A special girl and a special book - now, that's a winning combination.

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  70. Great idea! My granddaughters are too young to read yet, but I wanted to thank you for sharing your project.

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