Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bookmark Bliss

Yesterday was Pumpkin's graduation from Preschool.

She seems so BIG.
And capable.

I'll be sad to send her to school next year.

My only solace is that one of my bestest friends will be her teacher.

Otherwise, I think I'd have to enroll myself into kindergarten.

I wanted to give Pumpkin's teacher something special.
I mean, handmade.

I'm sure she gets mugs and chocolate.
But who needs more mugs?
unless of course they're vintage or totally cute...

okay so I could have gotten her a set of mugs with red polka dots
and it would have totally rocked....

and look you can get a matching cake or pastry pedestal...

So yummy!
but...I didn't.

Miss H is young and has no children.
She is looking to buy a house
but I didn't want to give her something she would just have to move.
Or maybe not even like.

So I settled on ordering her a PED EGG
(which I know she wants)

and making her a bookmark.

Any excuse to use Amy Butler is a good one!

I was inspired by a couple of different tutorials...

but really wanted to try piecing fabrics together for a scrappy look
and then saw one on Etsy made by
And a lightbulb went off.
I loved my Amy fabric sooo much that I did
a scrappy patchwork on the front and
then backed it with my fave print.
I really enjoyed making it!
Now I think I need to make more.
Even Hubby wants one.
(not in Amy Butler though)
I think I might make them as gifts for our favourite librarians.
Oh the joy of living small town life!
I had Pumpkin do a tracing paper card
with the words "thank you" on it.

Thank you Miss H.
We had a great year!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I know Miss H. just loved it all!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a cute idea. I love all of the different fabrics in the bookmark. It is great that your best friend is going to be your child's teacher. That will make the transition so much easier.
Hope you have a great day!

Karin Schueller said...

First, I just have to say that my kids have been out since the first week of June, so this threw me completely for a loop, lol.

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the tips you left on my blog. THAT is what I needed to hear. I feel like it needs some sort of 'backdrop' for things to pop. This was a farmer's market so I set it up in about 20 minutes, lol. But I have some REAL shows coming up and feel like I need to get things in order for that. I used to hang purses all along the tent... but can't decide whether that looks professional or not. Anyway, THANK YOU for all you said. It has got me thinking.

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

love the bookmark. brilliant use of scraps. off to make one. love the tracing card. making some too. brilliant!