Have you seen bookmarks made out of book spines? So cute! They have been around the blogosphere for several years, but this is one of the best I've seen.
Shannon, from Thoughts and Thimbles trimmed a page from the book to put on the back of her bookmark. Love that. To see how she did it, click here for the tutorial.
One of the first bloggers to make these bookmarks received a lot of criticism from outraged book lovers who thought she was destroying perfectly good books. She edited her blog post to say that no good books were destroyed for this project, just those whose pages were so decayed that they were no longer usable.
But what if you don't have any books that are sufficiently decayed and ready to be disassembled to make a bookmark? Mel from Mel Stampz has come up with the perfect idea. So great in fact, that when you see it, you will slap your forehead and say "Why didn't I think of that?"
You see, Mel took photos of pretty books, and then made bookmarks out of the photos. Now she can enjoy her books and the bookmark too. Go here for her tutorial.
While searching for the original bookmark tutorial, I came across several other ideas for bookmarks. I found some neat ideas and contacted the bloggers, but either they weren't interested in having their photo featured here, or my email to them went to spam. And since I have made a stand against copyright infringement, I won't post any photos without permission. So here are some of the other things you can search for if you would like to make things out of book spines. If you make something, write a tutorial and let me know if I can feature it.
One blogger had enough book spines to weave them into a table mat. She, however, declined to have her project featured here.
There were a lot of pictures on pinterest for book spines glued to one side of a wood box and placed into a bookshelf for pretty storage. I never did find a blog with a tutorial for that though. I think the photos came from etsy.
There were other pictures on pinterest for framed book spines. So simple and yet a great look. I couldn't find the source for those either. They were pinned from etsy also.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl made this neat picture using fresh flowers. I love the printed phrase with it. Talk about a pretty and inexpensive gift! Love it. See the tutorial at her blog here.
There are (2) links in this post, both to the blog: Pretty Handy Girl.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It's like a plastic surgery for purses without the stitches, expense, or weeks in bandages!
Kim, at Made in a Day thought of a great way to give shape to that saggy purse bottom. I'm going to do it for all my purses. I think it will make it easier to find stuff when I reach in also. Click here for the tutorial. It really can be made in a day.
Monday, February 18, 2013
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I started this blog as a way of keeping tutorials and patterns for projects I want to try. There is just so much time in a day though, and I've let this go by the wayside. A practice I truly regret now that my old computer is gone and with it all the projects I had bookmarked but never got around to contacting so I could put them here. Now I wonder if I should keep it going or find another way to file the projects.