Saturday 15 December 2012

Fabric Bookmarks

Hi, just a quick post as I know you are all busy with your Christmas preparations.  I'd like to share the first couple of a few bookmarks I've made, as little Christmas gifts:
All the stamps I've used are by Oxford Impressions Winter Snow plate, which I recent bought.  I've lightly spritzed some cream cotton fabric and stamped some images to make the background, then spritzed with a little perfect pearls in Biscotti,  The main images have been stamped onto TAP.
For a bit of rigidity (is that a proper word?), I've slipped a piece of grunge paper/board inside and stitched all the edges up, making sure I stitched through the grungeboard as well.  Some lace has been sewn on then some burgundy ric rac attached with a glue gun, and little bows attached.  A hole punched through the top and a "rivet thing" added (forgotten what they're called), through which a tassel was threaded to hang outside of the book.

I will share some the other bookmarks I've made during the week.

I'd like to enter these into some challenges, but will link up later.

Bye for now



Inky Angel said...

Gorgeous and practical Christmas presents Maria. Love the idea of inserting grunge paper to support the bookmarks.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Jean said...

Lovely and practical gifts you have made here Maria. I love the contrast of the ric rac and the lovely tassels. Jean x

Ephemera said...

Oooh these are fantastic makes Maria, such a fantastic idea and so beautiful and practical too. XX

Anonymous said...

Hiya, I'm not doing any Christmas preparations so you didn't bother me ! we are not having Christmas here in Greece this year it has been banned due to our financial situation !!!!! Fabulous tags Maria love the lace and the beautiful colours but tell me this how did you sew through the grunge board !!!!! My machine doesn't even like paper !!!!


cebelica said...

Hi Maria! Sorry because I wasn't around much lately. Will try to stop by more often from now on.

I think your bookmarks are gorgeous. I'm sure that whoever receives these as a Christmas gift will love them.

Hugs! xx

chriscesar said...

Very beautiful work as usual! Love these vintage look of your 2 bookmarks!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful bookmarks, I love the vintage images and the pretty colours. Hope you have a happy Christmas and a fantastic new year
Lindsay xx

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maz,

These are absolutely gorgeous, who's a clever little thing to think up such a wonderful idea. See you soon. Julia xxxx

Anonymous said...

I wish you had seen my face when I undid the beautifully wrapped Christmas gift to see snuggled inside the so personal bookmark.
I absolutely love it Maria, it is very special to me.
These are beautiful bookmarks, it is a delight to see your creations especially with photo real stamps.

Paper Profusion said...

These are sublime Maria! Lucky recipients. Your stitching is perfect. Great idea with the grungeboard. Nicola x