I took these up to the shop yesterday. They are covered notepads with room for a pencil or pen. I used candle wicking for the wrap around and a mixture of repurposed linen and fabric. The inside is a soft white felt.
I picked up this book again and started re-reading it. It is such a wealth of wisdom and thoughtfulness in parenting. I just love it. The author is one of my favorites. She is a bit "old school" but her ideas on womanhood and parenting transend generations. This is one excerpt that I love:
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to have confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns appreciation.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.~Dorothy Law Nolte