Save Your Spot and Farewell to Fabric

A friend recently told me that she doesn’t read.

After staring at her with my mouth open for a few moments, I replied, “I know you CAN read. Do you mean you don’t have TIME to read?”

“No,” she replied. “I don’t like to read books.”

I seriously considered ending our friendship right then, but she is a delightful lady with a witty sense of humor and I decided that she was simply reading-challenged, and to be politically correct, I should treat her with kindness (and secretly some pity).

Reading is like breathing for me. I can’t even go to the bathroom without something to read (seriously). This is a legitimate concern for me:

(picture from Nerd Girl Problems)

If you are in the middle of at least 3 different books at one time, you will see the value of this brilliant idea:

I had some material left over from the Late Night Stampers Reunion party last year and these were really fun to make (the secret is using a glue gun). For the front, take a long strip of fabric (about 3″x24″. Tie a knot in one end and wind it up into a long twisted cord, keeping the print facing out. Glue the knot to the center of a felt flower and then spiral the cord around the center, gluing it down as you go.

The back is just two small hair bands, which allows it to fit different sizes of books 🙂 Thread the ribbon through the bands and glue the ribbon ends between the layers of the felt flowers on the front. 
Project Recipe:
  • Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Summer Smooches fabric (125411), Buttons, Big Shot (113439), Fun Flowers Bigz L Die (121812), Ribbon. Click here to order any of these supplies.
  • Other: Felt, hair bands, glue gun and glue.
I’ll miss having fabric from Stampin’ Up! but the good news for any of you fabric crafters is that the fabric is 40% off right now…while supplies last and through the end of May 2013! 

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