Saturday, August 14, 2010

Handmade Book Mark Swap

Hi everyone! Ready for some more swapy goodness? I'm really growing quite addicted to Swap-bot! This here is another little swap I recently did, this was for a handmade book mark. Here's what I sent to my partner...
Similar to the ones I made my book club friends back at Christmas.

(I stitched these little flowers at a baseball game :o)

It's true... we're ALL worth hand made.
Magnetized so it clamps down on your page and won't fall out. I hate it when that happens.

Here's what I got in swap!
My generous partner sent me not one, but two handmade bookmarks!
Both very pretty.
I've never had a book mark like this, I think it's called a "thong". It's so pretty & delicate, I love it!

This one is simple and pretty, silk ribbon woven through plastic grid and beaded at the ends. I think they're both terrific.

Now, if I could just find the time to sit and read a bit more... I better get to it, we have a book club meeting in two weeks, and I'm hosting because it was my turn to pick the book. I've only read about 20 pages, yikes!

I have several more swaps in the works, all of them embroidery based. I'll be sharing more with you guys as my partners receive their packages. I never like to post anything before then, I'm always afraid my swap partners might stumble into my blog and see their surprise here before they see it with their own eyes in the mail. I like to be extra careful because I myself LOVE a surprise.

Speaking of surprises! I arrived home night before last and found a box on my porch...
My best friend bought me a new Vespa for my birthday!!
It's a 1:12 die cast model, isn't it adorable?!? I love it! I took it to work, it now lives on my desk
(so I can drive it over my paperwork when I get bored).
My birthday isn't until Monday, the 16th but this was a great way to start the weekend, thanks Melissa!

I hope you're having a great weekend too!


Jill said...

Oooooh!! I LOVE that 1:12 scooter!!! It's the perfect scale for Meg and The Little Pink House!! I bet it looks so cute on your desk!

Okay, I love the bookmark you made-- genious!! Love the magnets, and the stitching is wonderful.

Your birthday is just around the corner!! Happy happy birthday, my friend!!


Denise :) said...

All the bookmarks are pretty, but I especially like your pretty stitched marker. The magnet idea is really clever! You ought to do a tutorial on this! :)

Genie Robinson said...

Lisa....Your bookmark is so sweet...and the idea of the magnets is GREAT! You are so clever. I love your embroidery and the way you created your bookmark...the inside is really special.
Genie from buttonsforbaga said...

Your embroidery is gorgeous ( I love embroidery!) and those bookmarks are lovely! Susie xxx

dosierosie said...

That Vespa is fantastic, lucky you. i think the bookmark you made is lovely,and i agree with lisa the inside is special.

MafiosaGrrl said...

This post is full of all sorts of cute! Love the little touches of your bookmark- the hidden stamp and the magnet. I love little things like that.

And the Vespa is awesome. Aren't those little models the best?

parTea lady said...

Your bookmark is lovely - I really like the magnetic closure too. Your gift Vespa is great. Hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration.

Beedeebabee said...

Lisa, I loved the bookmark you made, and the ones you got too! What fun your swapping is!
...and how cute is that little scooter? xo Paulette

Melissa said...

Hiya! I'm just now learning how to follow blogs and comment on them. You are now officially on my Google Reader so I can keep up with you more easily! I'm so glad you love the Vespa..I figured you would which is why I wanted to get it for you. It cracks me up that you drive it over your paperwork when you get bored at work. (((HUGS))) Mel