Why, Hello Kitty

December 18th

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When I was little, I had this awesome mint green Hello Kitty sticker book. The pages were slick so you could add stickers and then later put them on other pages, or your notebooks, little brother, etc. I loved that thing and would regularly use it to add a bit of flare to penpal envelopes. I should have known then that I’d have a somewhat ridiculous life-long passion for correspondence.

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When Tiffany sent me this idea for her daughter Rory, I knew it was just a matter of time until I passed on the joy of a good, old fashioned sticker book. Last night I whipped two of these up — one for little Rory and one for sweet Persephone. Cheap, easy holiday gifts. I can’t wait to make these for my own kids one day!

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Anyone want a tutorial? These take about 25 minutes to sew and are a great way to share that odd collection of stickers you may have hanging around.


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24 Responses

  1. Can the stickers be removed too? Very nice gift. I love it. I’m getting so many good ideas for my niece! Wahoo!

  2. Hi!
    Love your blog, totally follow you. You are such an inspiration.
    I TOTALLY HAD A STICKER BOOK! I loved it. I knew exactly where to go and get the good scratch and sniff ones at the mall too! I would love a toot for how you did this.
    Thanks so much!

  3. This is so great. I would love to see a tutorial!! Is it okay that I wish I had my own sticker book at my age?

  4. Yes! My 3yo Ds gets so upset. He takes the stickers off of the sheet they come on and then tries to put them back on. Of course, then they don’t stick so he starts crying. 8( I think he would love this!

    I still remember some kid in 3rd grade stole my Smurf scratch n sniff stickers, how rude! Ha ha

  5. Very cool. I never had a sticker book that allowed me to reuse stickers 🙁 but I still loved them.
    Since you mentioned Hello Kitty I think I should share something from another blog I keep up with http://chronicstyle.blogspot.com/2008/12/hello-kitty-health.html Clearly you are not the only Hello Kitty fan.

  6. a tutorial would be GREAT! our 5 year old would love it and i think i could pull it off in the nxt few days without her noticing 🙂 thanks for the gracious offer!

  7. Yes, please. This is adorable!

  8. Ditto! Ditto! Ah the sticker flashbacks! Remember googley eyed stickers?! I had a pink toilet sticker with google eyes! But, the Mrs. Grossman stickers were my favs! Scratch and sniff!

  9. When does class start? These would be great for my little dc kids. I bet easy enough for Kelsey to help too! I used to get the sticker books from the scholastic book orders all the time.

  10. Oh! STICKERS! I had forgotten how much our little sticker books meant to us as children in school!! I am an absolute pushover for anything nostalgic. Linkin’ logs, tiddly-winks, slinkys, chinese jump ropes that doubled as cat’s cradle string during recess–thanks for the great project and the happy trip down memory lane Kelli! Happy Thursday! (eek! is it THURSDAY already??!)

  11. Sign me up! This could be the project that has me add sewing to my list of crafts. I LOVED my sticker book and my stickers. I still love stickers, but I need a new book. Thanks for sharing the project and bringing back great memories. It’s ok to make one for myself, right?

  12. That’s wonderful! Raises hand for tutorial, I know a certain someone with a box of stickers that need a home.
    Remeber scratch and sniff stickers, those were “wicked awesome.”

  13. LOVE IT! I know Rory will, too! Thanks, Kelli! You rock!

  14. This makes a great gift. What neat ideas you come up with to make and give.

  15. Sticker book! In my neck of the woods, “pearly” stickers were the preferred specimens.

    Puffies ran a close second. Puffies with googlies, ohhhhh…..

  16. What a super idea!!!
    I still have a deep and abiding love for Hello Kitty – my boys think I’m completely nuts!!!

  17. Oh Kelli that is so cute! What a great idea and what a fun gift.

  18. I would love to see a tutorial on this — it would make a great kid gift!

  19. Sweet! How is it that a sticker book hasn’t crossed my mind since 4th grade? I need one!

  20. Those are fantastic! A tutorial is definitely in order. 🙂

  21. It’s really a nice and funny gift idea! I’m sure those little ones will have a lot of fun with it!
    P.S. I really loved Middlesex

  22. What a great idea! I would love to learn how to make one for my nephew:) He loves spiderman and it would be so cool to fill it with spiderman stickers – I can see it now!

  23. oh kelli i love it! bring on that tute my dear, did i mention i love it????

  24. i love to make homemade gifts, yes, i would also love the tutorial. Have a wonderful holiday!