Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cute Checkbook Covers

My hubby and I have a total of four checking accounts we use for different purposes.  Since we haven’t completely moved from My Cottage of Bliss into the house in Hooterville yet,  we are essentially keeping two households running so, as you can well imagine, the checkbooks are in constant use. 
Recently, I decided writing checks might not be such a dreaded chore if I had a cute checkbook cover for the My Cottage of Bliss “household account” that I always  keep in my purse.  
I found that Etsy has a wide variety of checkbook covers to chose from.
After much deliberation, I finally decided on this pretty paisley fabric cover created by Michelle at O.C. Styles Creations.

O.C.Styles Photo source:  O.C. Styles Creations

Although I thought the bow was a cute touch, I surmised it would take a real beating in my purse so  I asked Michelle if it would be possible to  remove the bow but keep the flat sage grosgrain ribbon as an accent.  She was more than happy to accommodate my request.
When the checkbook cover arrived a few days later, I was amazed at Michelle’s sewing talent.   The cover is beautifully constructed.  Every stitch is just perfect.  The ribbon loop for holding a pen is a very nice convenience.
I was loving my cute new checkbook cover so much I decided I wanted to treat myself to another one for the house in Hooterville “Remodeling Fund” checkbook I also carry in my purse.  I went back on the  Etsy site and ordered this cover made from cheerful aqua and green Amy Butler fabric by Monica at BitsOHoney Designs.

BitsOHoney1 photo source:  BitsOHoney Designs

Again, the workmanship is superior and I LOVE the button closure feature.  It keeps everything neat and tidy and gosh, do I ever love neat and tidy!  :) 
In addition to an inside  pocket for  cards, receipts or cash, Monica has also included  a clear sleeve for a driver's license (but I use it to hold my debit card).

BitsOHoney2 photo source:  BitsOHoney Designs

With these bright and cheerful fabrics, it is now so much easier to spot the checkbook I need in my purse but, best of all, they just put a smile on my face every time I have to pull  one of them out  to write a check!
Ahhhh….the little things in life.
What little things put a smile on your face?


Shelia said...

Hi Shari! Oh, what cute checkbook covers. I've never seen anything like this! I'll have to go and check it out! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Lisa said...

Oh i like these!! I like the Vera Bradley ones I use them a lo! I will check these out!!
Hugs, Lisa

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I like these Shari, I will have to go and "check" them out!


Cindy said...

Oh my, aren't those gorgeous!

kim said...

What cute checkbook covers. I love them and thanks for stopping by. Comments are not publishing right now by blogger. I hope they do soon.