For my friend Anita's birthday I was deliberating over what to make for her. I think I was surfing online for Amy Butler stockists and came across her free patterns online. After finding a gorgeous journal at Nook in Brisbane last year, I always wanted to make my own. Amy Butler had a portfolio design that I just adjusted slightly to fit the journal that I bought ($4.95 Quill ring bound journal from a local Newsagent) and then made it into a cover instead. I am pretty happy with it and am going to perfect it more so it can be a handmade and lovingly created gift for friends. This one I made out of ink and spindle fabric (thats where your bird fabric is from Lauren) that I got from the Stitches and Craft show last year in Sydney (I hadn't even used it yet!!!) and a basic yellow and white polka dot fabric from a lovely new fabric store I found, because I just love natural and yellow fabric together. I bought some beautiful bright Amy Butler fabric last week so I am going to make another for a friends birthday! Hopefully it will be even better than the first! Try it out for yourself. It is very easy...although for me it was a bit like reading a map at first...I'll get back into practice!