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Friday, June 11, 2010

I survived the 1st bookmark making!

Hi Everybody!

I am sorry I haven't visited much of you this week - I hope to get some time over the weekend and make a few visits - yesterday I had my first "workshop" with the students making the bookmarks! We had a good time and managed to make 30 bookmarks - well they are not finished completly - they don't have the ribbon on yet but the basis is made and I am very proud of all my girls - they have showed quite a talent! 
The bad news is that initially we were suppose to make around 70 bookmarks but the number of invited people has now gone up to 120 so I am a bit worried - I will have to make a lot of them myself over the weekend and we will have another "workshop" next week....
Here are some photos from yesterdays mayhem - I think all my punches were out, papers, scissors, glitter, gems....have a look and be amazed that I am still here ha, ha.....

These are my 3 lovely  helpers - students - Natalija, Ana and Laura!

This is the mayhem on the table...

This is the spraying unit.........

This is the cardstock unit......

Stash on every available space.....

And the girls admiring their lovely work........

This is our yesterdays work on display......

We did stamping, embossing, punching coloring, quite a few techniques considering that all the girls were first time crafters......
Oh yes a few of you asked what flower was the blue one ( third photo down) on my WOYWW post - it is called tradescantia!
Ok I have a load of books waiting to be catalogued and another 80 or 90 bookmarks to make so wish me well...
Have a lovely weekend ....we are still up in the 30 deg C......sunny and hot.....
Hugs to all of you....


  1. What fun you all look to be having. Good luck with the rest of the making. I'd happily help if only I lived closer :-)
    A x

  2. Ooh chilly and damp here now, a bit grim really! Looks like you had a good time too, the bookmarks are great! Can I help any? Make a dozen or so..would the post reach you in time?

  3. wow D - Looks like you girls were having fun... You might have converted some of them do you think? You'd probably make a great craft teacher and maybe something to consider doing in your 'spare' time???

    Anyway - glad you are having great weather - its rubbish here...

    Let us know if i can make a dozen or so - and what sizes they need to be...

    Paula. x x x

  4. Wonderful bookmarks Cardarian and it certainly looks like they had a lot of fun. Good luck with the rest of the bookmarks ;-)
    We've had a lot of rain the past few days, but it's lovely and sunny today, yippee!
    I've got an award for you on my blog :-)
    Anne xx

  5. Wow - don't they look fab all laid out like that - your book borrowers are in for such a treat, I do hope they appreciate them and all the hardwork that has gone into them. When you said students I imagined much younger children! glad to see that they did so well with the crafting.

  6. Me again! I have an award for you on my blog. You will have to scroll down as it is the one at the end.

  7. I wish you luck .... hope you finish all those book marks ...I am sure you and your girls will manage it ... the ones done already are stunning.
    30 degrees ...wow ...we get excited if its sunny and are thankful if it reaches 16 here in Scotland lol

  8. wow these are all amazing, what beautiful bookmarks. Sounds like you have a very busy weekend making more!

  9. What a wonderful project, those bookmarks look fabulous. What fun to do it together! Good luck with the completion of the task.
    There's an award for you on my blog!

  10. Lots of work with your book marks Cardarian. I hope you get them finished in time for the opening of the new library. *Ü* ~Glen~