I love monogrammed things... mugs, shirts, cards, anything! So why not journals or sketchbooks. Moleskin makes great blank journals with a card stock cover to decorate with stitching, painting and fabric.
Piece of paper and pencil
Thread to match fabric
Baker's Twine or string
Paint both front and back of journal. While the journal dries prepare letters.
Draw around your journal on the piece of paper to give you the guidelines for drawing your letter. Pick a letter and draw the size you would like. Cut out letter. Cut a rectangle out of both fusibles a 1/4" bigger than the letter. Press the heat and bond to the wrong side of the fabric. Lay the letter reverse on the heat and bond and trace around. Cut out letter. Pull of the paper and fuse to the cover of the book.
Fuse fabric to both sides of the Fast to Fuse rectangle. Lay letter on top and trace around. Cut letter out.
Using a satin stitch on the machine stitch around the letter on the journal.
Tada!!! A cool personalized sketchbook!