A couple of weeks ago I made a handbag and matching notebook set for one of my daughter's friends for her birthday. I made them using my own bag and notebook cover tutorials.
I really liked the combination and decided to make an extra few for my Madeit shop - or perhaps future birthday gifts!
I only ended up listing two of the sets, this one..
And this one:
The last one will go into my 'seconds' bag, which I'll use for family gifts or raffle prizes, as they're just not quite right - extra little folds in the fabric, or slightly wonky stitching. Nothing major, and probably nothing most people would notice, but I just can't put something up for sale that I'm not 100% happy with.
Often the things I think of as my 'seconds' are the things my kids love the most as they're a bit different or quirky!
This is the set in question.
The ruffly fabric is very cute, but perhaps not best suited to a notebook cover. I should have matched it with a stiffer fabric instead of the silky pink. It just looks a bit shabby and doesn't hold it's shape too well.
I quite like it myself - maybe I'll just keep it!! :)
What do you do with things you make that don't turn out quite right??