I went roaming yesterday. I found lots of goodies.
Mary Corbet, over at NeedleNThread, wrote in conjuction with my bookmark experiment. She says she is interested in the results of with bookmark backings. That’s a good prod for me to spring into action on this activity. Hopefully, I’ll stay ahead of her Summer classes, just in case one of these techniques could be more suitable for her lessons. (<wink> to team teaching over many miles, eh?)
While thinking of the bookmark experiment, I went hunting for some grossgrain ribbon. Some of my Yahoo! Groups email pals say that grossgrain really does come in some wide sizes. Well…not readily here in Hawaii. I think it might be available at a specialty type shop somewhere, but I finally ended up at a Wal Mart, for fusible pellon, and I stumbled upon some rather “hip” ribbon.
Here’s the label. I think a half yard should do at least 2 bookmarks. Proof that it is at least very inexpensive, for the purpose of bookmarks anyway! I also think that Wal Mart has made its way into just about every nook of the US, so most continental crafters should be able to grab some. I am curious as to what all of you outside of the US have. Let us know in the comments section. Maybe we could send you some inexpensive ribbon…hey, you never know, right?
I got the ribbon home, and pulled some felt. I found some colors that match well. Some great fun patterns to match some new felt. Blues, greens, oranges, pinks, and yellows.
I had to adjust the previously cut bookmarks to fit the ribbon. I found that the grossgrain ribbon is thinner (1.5 in.) than my originally cut bookmarks (2.5 in.). I recut some of the previous bookmarks and cut out some new ones with the rotary cutter and the cutting mat.
While out and about I also found some new Sublime Stitching transfers. Here is the Sublime Stitching Monkey Love pattern (again), the Cat-A-Rama, and one of Jenny Harts books, Sublime Stitching Craft Pad.
A cute little bird might do well on the orange. The bird is from the Sublime Stitching Craft Pad.
Some monkeys too! This is a smaller monkey face from the Monkey Love packet I first bought. I did get a second Monkey Love set since I plan to cut up the first one. (More on that later…)
I found that some transfers didn’t really ‘fit’ but that didn’t stop me!
The cool cat from Cat-A-Rama is way too big as you can see, but I placed it over the little felt bookmark and ironed right over it. Yes, part of it in on my towel…lol.
I also got water soluble blue ink pen to draw my own design. Can you see it?
Here are the new bookmark goodies, now in testing for this round. I liked the process of tinting fabric with crayon so I’ve decided to take some crayons to these and see how it fairs!
I’m off to find the crayons, heat up the iron, and get stitching on these!
*I need your help. If you could suggest a few stitches for any of these bookmarks I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment with your suggested stitches. *
Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!
Find Embroidered Felt Bookmarks Part 1-(Click Here)
Find Embroidered Felt Bookmarks Part 2-(Click Here)
Find Embroidered Felt Bookmarks Part 3-(Click Here)
Tutorial, Tinting fabric with crayon, Giggleface Studios (Click Here)