Saturday, October 10


Good evening!

I hope you all are having a great weekend so far. I spent a good portion of my afternoon cleaning and re-arranging my crafting corner. I had bought some new shelves and drawer a few months ago and I was struggling with how I had them arranged so we'll see this is better.

Thursday night I was working on a project and wanted to stitch on it so I dug out my sewing machine and started sewing only to find out my tension was way off. The tension has been very touchy lately and I thought I had got it set right...well I guess not. I was so frustrated because I had worked on this template for the card for a few days and I don't think I can save this one after the sewing fiasco. So guess what I did after work yesterday? I headed off the Hancock Fabrics and bought myself a Janome Sew Mini! They are on sale there right now...pretty good deal too. Now I can try to remake the the card.

I have been thinking about what kind of Christmas gifts I want to make this year. I remembered seeing a really cute little bookmark and thought that might be fun to make for the kids in Abbi's class.
This was so easy and really quick to make.
The bookmark is make from a 3x7 strip of pattern paper. On the backside, I added a little pencil mark at the half way point and fold one side over to that point. The other side I folded but over lapped it a bit so I could glue the ends. I trimmed off the bottom and decorated it and that was it. Pretty simple huh?
Here is a closer view of it.
The snowman head is from Gina K's Hip to be Square stamp set. The dp is Theresa's Deck the Halls and I a couple of holly leaves from Gina K's Winter Foliage stamp set. I think I will make many more of these and use up some of my scrap dp.
What kind of gifts will you be making for Christmas? I would love to hear about them!
Thank you for visiting me tonight!
Stamps: Hip to be Square, Winter Foliage
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Deck the Halls
Accessories: Memento Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Circle punch, MS leaf punch


Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this little bookmark is a wonderful Christmas gift idea, they are soooo cute!

I use my Janome mini all the time, I just adore stitching on cards. Although, it is a perfect size machine to leave out, I wish I would have gotten one a little bigger. I have had lots of trouble threading mine and getting the bobbin thread in correctly. I hope you do not have any trouble with yours.....have a wondeful weekend!

oh, congrats on the Gina K DT this month!

enjoy *~*

Betty Benton said...

Cute bookmark Sharri! I may have to make some for myself -- I usually end up using a sales receipt for a bookmark. Yours would be so much prettier!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are just too darn cute, Sharri! The kids will love them!

Theresa said...

Great bookmarks. Had to stop by and ck out closer. As I was reading about your gifts, I realize I need to start working on some gifts that I make....personalized 12 month calendars. I design and print them on the computer and bind. I enjoy using different clip art for the holidays and use photos made by my DH for calendar pages. I may even use some stamps this year for the art. I do a differeent theme each year.

Gloria W said...

Your book mark is so cute. This would be a wonderful Christmans gifts. Thank you for sharing it.

redwasher1 said...

Sharri the bookmarks are FANTASTIC! WOW how cute they are!! I will have to try them.

lisa808 said...

Great gift idea. So very cute.