I have recently been trying some applique techniques from this book “100 Applique Motifs” (click here to see it on Amazon):

It is a great book for anyone beginning to sew and offers great step by step instructions and pictures too.  She also has some very cute ideas that I will want to try.   This was my first try, a little cover for my idea journal.  I had some scraps that I liked and they were perfect for this tiny notebook.  I can’t wait to try more…I’m thinking a tote next time.