Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wool Felted: Anne Of Green Gable Bookmark

I am participating in a bookmark swap with a group of ladies that belong to, Tricia Textile Challenge yahoo group. You can reach this group through Tricia blog, called "Lets Create"!! The rules were to create any kind of bookmark using your favorite book as a theme. I have several favorite kinds of book I enjoy reading but "Anne of Green Gable" is one of my very favorite. So I got out my supplies of 100 % wool roving, yarn and 100% wool fabric to punch on shown above and started to felt away.
I decided to do a sorta rose bud and bow look. I know Marilla loved roses amongst her many flowers in her garden and so do I. vbg
For the backing of the bookmark I used hand dyed shades of green fabric with timtex place in between the layers to give it stiffness. I also added one of my favorite quotes that Anne stated when she arrived at Green Gables. Anne said, "This Island is the bloomiest place. I just love it already, and I'm so glad I'm going to live here. I've always heard that Prince Edward Island was the prettiest place in the world..." I have not been to PEI but hopefully one day I will be able to travel to PEI and see this bloomiest place. I am sure I will love it too.

One could not have a Anne of Green Gable Bookmark without the words "Kindred Spirit" on it. So I printed off some "Green Words" and stitched them onto the center of the bookmark.

Here is the finished "Anne of Green Gable Bookmark" I used the 100% wool dyed yarn and stitched it around the edges with the button hole stitch and made a wee rose bud in the bottom left corner. I enjoyed making this quick and easy bookmark so much I may create a couple more for gifts. VBG
I just have to tell you all about the new book out called, "The Prequel to Anne of Green Gables, "Before Green Gables" by a sweet lady named Budge Wilson. You can see this book at Penguin Group. I am enjoying this book immensely. I can not say enough great things about this lovely book. I hope anyone that is a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables like I am will have the opportunity to read this book.
Hugs to all, Judy


Tricks said...

Hi Judy,
I love the colours of your book mark, they seem just right for the theme. I remember seeing the story of Anne of Green Gables on TV when I was a little girl and watching it with interest. It is a classic story and a great one to choose for your bookmark.

I like the way you lay out what you are doing and show and tell how you make your creations. It must help anyone who is starting out.

Thank you for taking part in the bookmark challenge. If you would like your bookmark to be put into the swap and poll please could you put a copy of it in the folder marked challenge photos. It's just so that it is easy for everyone to view. I was asked to create this extra photo album because it was more difficult to vote when everyone had to go to each and everyone's individual albums.

I am learning too, with the site, whilst members are giving me suggestions like this. It was a very good suggestion too.

Well, I haven't put my picture of my bookmark on yet so I had better get a shuffle on. Bye for now Tricia

Lyn, Melbourne, Australia said...

Hello Judy, lovely bookmark, I am tracing the book to read. nice work hugs Lyn

Heather said...

Oh, Judy, you are putting me to shame! VBG

Adorable, good work.


Miss 376 said...

I read the series when I was a little girl. A prequel would be quite interesting. Such a lovely bookmark, they would make fantastic gifts

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tricia, Lyn, Heather and Jane, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments. Much appreciated. I do LOVE AOGG book and series of movies. I think they are magical. Hugs Judy

crooked heart art~tabby said...

hi judy
ohhh much tooo loong since i have visited!!!
such wonderful work you have been doing!! thanks for sharing the beauty of it
hugs from a beautiful 'it feels like autumn Ct'
tammy :)

Candi said...

Oh my, your book mark is just lovely! The colors are beautiful.

Genie said...

Beautifuk work Judy

T said...

Your bookmark is very creative Judy. What a great idea writing on the back. I have never made a bookmark, but you have inspired me to make one. xteresa

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tammy, Teresa, Genie,Candi. Thanks sooo much for visiting my blog. I am a bit behind in my thank you to you all. Sorry for that. I greatly appreciate all your nice comments. Hugs Judy

Solstitches said...

I love the them you chose for your bookmark Judy. I always enjoy seeing the things you make as they are always just a little bit different. You are very talented.

Maggie R said...

Nice work Judy....
Never thought of a bookmark!! DUH!! ;-}
Thanks for the inspiration..
Hope you have a great day

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