This week I got another present in the mail, this one from Nicolle, aka kikibowns on Ravelry. This was part of a bookmark swap on Ravelry for the 52 Books in 52 Weeks group. She made me a beautiful felted bookmark titled "Fire Flowers"
This bookmark really is a work of art and I am just blown away to receive such a gorgeus token of literary love! This spunky lady rocks it and I've long admired her fiberart work. I'm so thrilled she was my partner in this swap that I'm giving her a shout-out! First off, you should definitely visit her blog, which like every good blog, chronicles her adventures in knitting and life. I have to just say that generally I have come to love blogs. I always get inspiration for different projects (crafty and otherwise) from my bloggy friends, and her blog is no different.
Second, you must check out her Etsy store. When I first saw her store a month or so ago was when I decided that she is truly a fiber artist in my eyes. Felting is somewhat intimidating, at least to me. I worry about the size and how much will this fiber felt, etc etc and shy away from lots of felting projects because they are just plain daunting. But I LOVE her felted & appliqued handbags! These rock and I plan to own one someday.
So, all that being said, I'm showing off the bookmarks I made for my partner (below; still a secret because I don't think she's gotten them yet). I made a few because I was just having fun playing. The two left ones are made from card stock, with rub-on graphics and yarny tassels. The right one is a fabric tab I found and sewed to a piece of felt for backing. Then, again, a yarn tassel. I hope my partner likes them and enjoys using them this year for her reading challenge!