Monday, March 29, 2010


I am a bookworm- it's true. If I could, I would line my walls with shelves and fill them up with books and books and more books. One day, I would like to have a library in my house... or a large "study" with vintage chairs and lots of light.

*photo Furniture Fashion Magazine

*Photo Daily Decorator

Ahhh... someday!
Anyways, as I was sitting in my front room looking for my current book to read {Inkheart... which by the way is ok so far... a little slow moving and not as exciting as I thought it would be}, I was trying to think of a good gift for my grandma's birthday. Since being a bookworm runs in the family, I came up with the idea of making her a few bookmarks for her books.
This is what I came up with. I first tried sewing some quotes on but...I won't even show you what THAT turned out like. A disaster. Seriously.

So then I decided to paint a little... and stamp a little... dream a little:

Read a little:

I found this awesome stamp but I think I need to use *Ink* and not *Paint* with it... so this kind-of turned out:

And my favorite of all. She's french and a bit more feminine as you can see. "Livre" means "Book" in french:

She's got herself one fancy tassel!

My special thanks to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince for the modeling. Your magical pages pulled off just the right touch!

I have a lot of bookmark ideas in my head now and I can't wait to try them all out. I was having a hard time finding the right size of stencil letters at Joann's so El Guapo found me my very own stencil cutter and I can't wait to try it out!

And my excitedness over these bookmarks marks me for a nerd :)

I'm doing these fun parties!

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jenjen said...

Cute bookmarks! I love to read too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Gillian and Kevin Mohlman said...

oolala! I love all of those! I work at a publishing company and so I get new books ALL The time! I love it. If you are interested in book reviews you can check out one of my work blogs- But I think I might just have to make me some of those cute bookmarks so I dont just fold over the corners! Cute!


Afton said...

How fun! You are so talented...

J&&K said...

cute bookmarks! im giving fair warning, inkheart stays slow..... not too great i think personally [just finished it with darwin]
i totally want a library in my future house too!

Jason and Keri said...

becka! Those are some seriously cute bookmarks! you're inspiring me to take out the sewing machine i've never used yet!

Shaunna said...

Hey Becka! Thanks for stopping by today--I did call my hubby...we had both our trucks loaded down! -shaunna :)

Jena Hendry said...

Thank you for your sweet compliment on my photos. I really love the cute ruffly baby stuff you make. I want to learn how. Do a tutorial!

Camille said...

Those are really cute Bekah. Love them!

Sarah said...

Love the bookmarks! I love the one that you made me best!

Cara @ Twice Lovely said...

How fun! Thank you for our award, beckaboots!