Happy Spring... I am happy that the day on the calendar has arrived but really when the weather finally turns then I will really be able to say Happy Spring to all.
However in light of the seasons changing which I absolutely love
we have been doing a few fun projects ..especially with fabric scraps.
We worked on these 'patchwork' bookmarks the other day for a B-day present for the kid's Grandpa.
The thing I like about this idea is it gave my girls the opportunity to touch the fabric and put colors together.
It was a lot of fun and easy to do.
I used up some scrap fabric but I think if you had some really chick new stuff these could be a real hit!!
|Patchwork bookmarks made by my girls. |
I think a new or used book and a book mark is one of the best gifts!
If your interested here is how we went about it. :)
|I tend to do almost everything "with" my kiddos and so while |
the little guy was playing cars we were cutting up fabric.
However in this pic I guess he was more interested in his 'bear bear' and the fabric.
It's amazing we caught him holding still. ;)
|I absolutely love this picture of my girls hands |
reaching for the colorful fabric.
|We just used pieces of scrapbook paper I had |
and a glue sick to put the fabric on.
|My little Lydia took this pic. ;)|
|We wanted to monogram the bookmarks to make them more personal.|
Plus I just love monogramming..;)
|Here is the back of them. |
I didn't want to cover up the back because I wanted to leave room for a written note.
As you can see one is for one of the Grandmas. :)
|They are done except for being laminated and some ribbon.|
I did leave a few with no stitching just for variety.
|Here they are laminated.|
I cut them up and then rounded the corners so they weren't so poky.
I put a slit in the center top and found a pretty ribbon for each
and then hand sewed the ribbon together.
|This little picture is a token for my girlie's.|
I have a few more 'no sew fabric projects' I want to post. Fabric is one of my favorite things and this last weekend our family went to Istanbul for an education conference and I was able to buy a few cotton pieces of fabric.(cotton is really hard to find and pretty expensive) I am thrilled and completely inspired ~ inspiration is not usually my issue for not getting more done, it is time. I figure God allots 24 hours for a reason so I guess I will submit to it and go to bed. :)
Good night from the west corner.