Sunday, February 24, 2008

I am always reading and always looking for a bookmark.
They seem to mysteriously disappear in our house.
I thought I'd just cut some scrapbook paper strips...
but the UPS man brought a package of hand-dyed
wool felt to add to my growing stash.
It has the greatest feel to it and I love the colors.
Ahhhhh... it will make great bookmarks!!!
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Such fun to play with and sew on.
The machine sewing really flattens out the felt
and makes it quite thin for marking your place in a book.
I created these four quite quickly and am anxious
to make more. But I'll share these first.
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1.) Little Blue House.
My machine sewed through the plastic letters
without any problem. But they are quite thin.
2.) The Carrot
I just bought some adorable ceramic carrots
for the kitchen window ledge. They make
me think of Spring and rabbits.
3.) The Heart Message
I love hearts and had to make one with the
gorgeous burgundy dyed felt.
I added 'a thought'... rubber stamped on
cardstock. 4.) A Definition
Just playing... felt, cardstock, and ribbon.
I bought the felt on http://www.etsy.com/.
But I can't remember the seller's name
I found the ribbon it was tied with and it said
"Marcus Brothers Textiles" on it.
Hope that helps if anyone is looking for more like this.
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Happy creating!!
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Off to watch 'Michael Clayton' before the Oscars.
It has 8 nominations and is on Pay-per-view.
Missed it at the theater.

Hugs,
Joni

13 comments:

Helen Hancock said...

These are fabulous! I have a much treasured cross stitched bookmark from my mother.....I love homemake bookmarks!

Wanda said...

CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER...YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME WITH YOU TALENTS!!!

These bookmarks are wonderful!!

de vliegende koe said...

What a fabulous idea Mrs Yummers! I especially love the house!

Angie said...

These are so much fun, my friend. I love the heart!!

Did you enjoy the Oscars? We didn't watch them. We don't watch enough movies to know what's going on these days!

Oh, and we LOVED Vantage Point. We were, however, in the 4th row -- so it was a bit *difficult* during the car chase scene. : )

hunnybunny said...

Those are awesome!!! I think your blog is making my to do list completely out of control in the best way ever. One of my girls has been on a carrot kick lately, I'm going to have to show her yours later.

Mellykat said...

YOU! YEAH YOU!!!

You, have theeeeeee cutest blog I have EVER seen!

Thanks for stopping by mine; looks like we travel in similar circles around the web; makes for a small world, doesn't it!?

I'll be baaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Melly :)

melanie said...

love 'em - you can never have to many bookmarks or too much George Clooney.

Junie Moon said...

I love bookmarks and have a ton but always need more. It's fun to go through my little library and discover what is on the page where I've inserted a bookmark.

Gina said...

Fantastic bookmarks Joni. I love the carrot!

Thimbleanna said...

Those bookmarks are adorable Joni! I especially like the little house. Did you like Michael Clayton? We watched it this weekend too -- I really liked it -- hubby not so much.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I can't wait for Spring to get here. The bookmarks are wonderful.

corry said...

Oh I just love the little blue house. What a great idea to make bookmarks from felt!

Wendy said...

Wow these are adorable...love that carrot one!! I have made my Mother numerous cross-stitch bookmarks and she loves them...I might just try that carrot one, lol...Thank you soo much for sharing your sweet ideas!