Inexpensive solution

Here is an idea for a very easy to make, and a very budget-friendly little thing. 🙂 A bookmark is something we all need, right? Or you want to make a small gift for someone?  Well, you can make this in less than five minutes!

All you need is some clear packaging material, a StazOn ink, and ribbon.

I used Sizzix die boxes:

I stamped a flower and a word on a shape that I cut with Sizzix, punched a hole and added ribbon. And that’s it!

Of course, you could cut a regular bookmark shape if you don’t have Sizzix machine, you could embellish it with other stamps or paper, glitter and who knows what else, and this little thing could be also used as a tag for your journal, mini album etc. But it’s fast and inexpensive to make, which is good for me now because I don’t have too much time to do things like this with all those shawls and scarves I have to weave, and I do love when I don’t have to spend money, LOL! I think I’ll be making more of these lovelies as a small Christmas gifts for friends. What do you think? 🙂

So many gifts!

It is absolute joy to open my mailbox lately! I received so many gifts from dear friends around the world! Wonderful ATCs, gorgeous inchies, so much goodies to add to my projects, oh, it’s pure delight!

I participated in a “Stash Swap” at Milliande’s and my Swap partner was Rita from Latvia who sent me an envelope filled with goodies I can’t wait to use in my projects!

Beads, papers, fibers, fabric, and more gorgeous things! Thank you Rita!

Then another wonderful surprise came from England! Mary sent me a Flinchie – which is a combination of a Prayer Flag and Inchies, another swap at Milliande’s that was hosted by Kalona and was great fun! I just love what Mary created for me, it’s made with velvet and ribbons, amethyst, machine stitched inchies, flowers, and it has words “Believe” and “Dream” on it. Thank you Mary!

The photo I took is really bad, I’m sorry it’s not showing well how beautiful it is.

Mary also added a few extra things in the package, some tags, lovely cutouts (I hope that’s how they are called) and a beautiful tag! I love Mary’s art!

But then, another package from Mary arrived today! She was so generous to send me a Sizzix die! How great is that! I was blown away! And it’s not just any die, it’s the one I wanted to buy while I was in the US but the store didn’t have it! Sooo cool! Me happy! 🙂

I am going to have such a great time using all these loveliness! Thank you my dear friends! It’s like Christmas came early this year! 🙂

The last piece of that fabric

Yep, no more, it’s the last piece. It’s the same fabric I used to make a purse from my previous post, and a few more purses. It is handwoven (of course), 100% cotton, and great to play with. So, as I had only a little bit of it left, I made a potholder / mug rug. I’m very pleased how it turned out, and now I can’t wait to make some more with other fabrics.

Here is the back:

This is going to be a gift for a dear friend. Her house is decorated mostly in white and navy blue, so I guess this is the right combination of colors 🙂

And just to show you that I can use other colors also (I’m getting a bit tired of using blue in all my projects lately, to be honest), here is a nice little tag:

Have a nice day everyone! 🙂





Scraps and junk mail

I’ve maid some tags using scraps of paper and fabric, with a bit of paint and some sewing. It’s quick and easy project:

I also used some junk mail to make these bookmarks. First I painted them with acrylic pain, then dipped a leaf into a golden paint and pressed onto them. It adds a nice detail, don’t you think? 🙂

It’s so easy to make these things, and costs almost nothing! I have more to finish, and with this crazy hot weather, it’s a perfect thing to do. 🙂