Monday, 25 July 2011

Bookish Makes

I have fancied making a covered notebook for some time now and I had just enough Cath Kidston Cotton Duck left to make one.



This was the simplest thing to make just like the plastic cover on a library book but in fabric with a little bit of elastication to hold it in place.  To be honest if I make another I would make it a different way but it's good enough for me to use.

I added a beaded thong to the back of the spine to use as a bookmark and that got me to thinking.

Wouldn't they make nice bookmarks on their own?


So I made a few up. 




I was once an avid reader but since I re-discovered sewing and knitting books have falled by the wayside, I try to read in bed but I only last a few minutes and I'm asleep.  I am a flitter in most things and I usually have 5 or 6 partly read books by my bedside, which calls for 5 or 6 bookmarks.

I made a big batch of these and enjoyed getting the beads out again, I should really make a dint in my reading pile now.

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 

27 comments:

a mermaids purse said...

really beautiful note book cover kandi xx and love the pendant book marks- sooo sweet...im always starting books and have a mass of pretty notebooks that im yet to fill- maybe i should re-vamp them- great inspiration here x

The undomesticated scientist said...

Book thongs are great as you can read with it in place. Only problem with mine is that my tiny turned it into an offensive weapon by twirling it around her head!

Sew,ray,me said...

Lovely book cover - I especially like the addition of the lace ribbon strip.

Ali said...

Your book cover looks fab. Loving the bookmarks - you sound like me and books I've got a pile of 4 on my bedside cabinet and a pile of magazines - magazines have my attention at the mo. as I can just look at the pics - lol xx

xx home bird xx said...

The bookmarks are lovely - fab idea to attach them to a fabric book cover. The book cover is a beaut too.

Nicki xx

Miss Pixie said...

Gorgeous book cover and I love the bookmarks they are really sweet :)

Katy
x

B............... said...

I love the bookmark you sent Me and Laalaas is a beaut too.
I made a covered notebook sometime ago but it wasn't as classy as yours, I used Hello Kitty fabric ;o)

B xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Utterly gorgeous - all of it!

carrad said...

The book is lovely and the bookmarks are such a great idea xxx

daisychain said...

What a lovely, lovely idea!

Scarlett said...

Love it all, what a great idea for bookmarks! Scarlett x

VintageVicki said...

Very pretty :)

Love the scissors/sewing machine book mark - perfect for crafting books :)

Gem said...

Those bookmarks are gorgeous, I spotted the last one on LaaLaa's blog and thought then that you were onto a winner :) xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

That is really fab - and the bookmark is lovely, what a great idea!

Callie @ MuMu and Squeak's Place said...

Gorgeous book cover! And I love the little sewing machine and scissors book mark! :o)

C x

LaaLaa said...

I love my bookmark!Your covered book is fab too. xx

nellie dean said...

The bookmark adds a great touch to the notebook cover. Well done!

ohsewbeautiful said...

Thats a beautiful book cover!
I LOVE the sewing machine and scissors book mark too! That is adorable! Will you be selling these? ;)
I need a bookmark, i currently use Sainsbury's recipe cards...

delia hornbook said...

Love those book marks that little singer one is so sweet what a fab idea, your book cover is gorgeous to lovely fabric, dee x

Helga! said...

Oh,that book is gorgeous!!! I love Kath Kidston prints!!! The bookmarks are also adorable! You never cease to amaze me with your cleverness! xxx

Josie-Mary said...

Looks lovely :) I made covered notebooks to sell about 18 months ago, didn't sell one but at the last fair I sold nearly all off them!!! How odd.... yours is more classy :) x

Liz said...

The bookcover and bookmarks are just lovely - you are so talented!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Sandie said...

Love the book cover and the beadded bookmark is inspirational....I certainly have a few beads and charms! LOL!

Sandie xx

Bee happy said...

The book cover is wonderful! I love the trim on the fabric :) clever idea for book marks aswell!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Barrijayne said...

Pretty note book cover and bookmarks!
x

Amanda Makes said...

Kandi, what beautiful work! The bookmarks are stunning! Are you going to put some in your shop? xxxxx

little miss maison said...

iv been thinking about covering a note book it looks great xx