One thing I've found that's fun and easy to sew together are bookmarks. They don't take too much time or fabric, and they're a great way to take a break and get those creative juices flowing on a small scale. (...I'm still working on that Year at a Glance quilt that just seems to be getting bigger and bigger...)
I cut out two pieces of fabric, about 2 1/2"x8" for the front and back of the bookmark. Then, I sew my design onto the front of one piece of fabric. I put the front and back facing each other, sew around the edge, but leave a little room to flip the little thing back right-side out. Once it's flipped around, I stitch around the edge and have a cute little bookmark!
The bookmark pictured is for Inga, who is going to Goucher College this fall. Good Luck, Inga!