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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Handmade bookmark.

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Hi all. :)
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Ok, first make back after a long break, i thought i'd better make it simple. No not like me thank you. :)
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My usual tactic when deciding what to make goes something like this...
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1. Think that i have to make something amazing.
2. Think it has to be something big and complicated.
3. Then i get stressed to bits with the whole cuffudle (yes thats a word down our way) of ideas in my head that i don't even make a start.
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So Maddy told me to just keep it simple...they do say that behind every good man is a woman rolling her eyes, so i thought i'd listen to her this time. :)
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A basic card piece covered with some 12 x 12 paper i had from The Far East selection (DCWV). I have used a stamp from a old writing stamp set i have, due to the textured paper, the image didn't come out too well but not to worry.
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I dotted some holes along the side with a dart, yes a dart as i've lost my pokey tool, then sewed along the sides and middle with a double strand of metallic embroidery thread.
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The different colours give quite a cool effect don't you think? Oh yeah, i used a little gold embossing powder on the edges...
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I was going to add some tassles at the top, but instead i used some old chain i had left. Added a button to it and it works great for some weight drooping over the pages when the books closed.
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Had to test it in use of course....
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So thats is, a nice way to slide back into the blog again. I do a fair bit of reading so another bookmark is always welcome. Thanks for looking. :)
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7 comments:

Sarah said...

Lurve the bookmark Calvin. Great use of a dart too :D Oh and cuffudle is a word we use in my family, so I know what you mean ;) xx

Nigel said...

Welcome back :)

Nice bookmark. I'm in the same boat, so many books, so few bookmarks!

maddy hill said...

fab bookmark calvin , love the thread and the chain and button is ace !

Karen@CCC said...

I LOVE your bookmark Calvin! Cor, you're great at doing things like that. Now give it to me ha ha ha
xxx

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Calv said...

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone, i really enjoyed doing this as i get to use it afterwards. :)

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