I think deer are my new favorite animal. I've been looking for a cute deer pattern for a while and I found this free download online...somewhere, sorry, I will add a link later. I think my version isn't as cute as the pattern made it seem, but I think it's cute enough. We had fun posing it in funny ways. :)
I made another journal with the "rice" stitch on the binding. My only complaint is that when you use card stock and have to sew through the same hole multiple times it makes the binding look sloppy. I wish it was more uniform. I'm not sure if that will ever get better though...after five years of bookbinding I still can't get it to look right(the holes look stretched out). Anyway, I really liked this fabric with giraffes. It would make a really cool baby book, or a book for a giraffe lover.
My parents are both really hands-on type of people. Growing up, my Mom was always sewing or making music while my Dad was remodeling the house or wood working. I finally tried my hand at sewing and have really liked it so far. My kids really cheer me on! I am just getting into the book- binding hobby and think I have finally found my niche. Thanks for looking! :D