Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Books, Bookmarks and Blog Candy

I just finished reading Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol. Like his other books, it was intriguing, exciting, and informative. While reading it I kept wishing I had a longer, better book mark so I crafted one. The long velvet ribbon (Martha Stewart Christmas 2008) was topped with a cluster of artificial berries and leaves glued on with Fabri-Tac. The bottom of the ribbon was folded into a point and a charm was sewn on. So simple to make and a necessity for a big hardcover book. Why not make holiday bookmarks to give with gift books? Two craft books that I think would make great gifts are The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo and Girligami by Cindy Ng. The Cute Book is filled with instructions for making the sweetest tiny felt animals. Girligami contains the directions for making fun, simple origami cupcakes, shoes, pandas, strawberries, etc. and the paper comes with the book!

Yes, there is still time to enter my blog candy giveaway. Look at my Oct. 23rd post for information about it. Someone lucky is going to win that Ben Franklin Crafts gift card!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Hey Lynn, I hace that cute book too. I have only browsed through it but I really should read it. Good idea to make a longer bookmark for those bigger books.