We have a birthday party this weekend for a (soon-to-be) 7 year old. I figured most little girls love arts and crafts, so I sewed up a personalized cover for a sketch book. Between the book and a few pretty pens, we're in business!
I added a little pocket to the inside cover for papers or pens or whatnot.
I love how it turned out. Although the size is different, I used this tutorial from Delia Creates.