Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birthday Gift Tatted Bookmark

My fellow leader Terri who we both lead our small group at Uturn (youth group), is having her birthday so I wanted to make her something special. She is not the jewelery type so a heart necklace wouldn't have been the most thoughtful. So I thought about what I could do and a bookmark for the books we use to teach lessons to our small group would be useful! So I searched for a sweet simple flower pattern and found this one. The pattern is not the best written pattern out there and I was confused while tatting it so I ended up with a "variation" that I repeated so it is continuous LOL! The thread I used was size 80, one a solid green DMC, and the variagated blue is Lady Shuttle Maker's "Helms Deep". I love that color way she made and the varigation is short and I love that it moves faster than the typical varigation!
I attatched a the tatting to a ribbon with fabric glue since it would have been unstable as a bookmark by itself with my *cough* mess-up-variation. When the book is closed it just looks like a ribbon but...
When the book is open you see the little vine of flowers!
I think she's gonna love it! Now I want one! LOL

10 comments:

TattingChic said...

Melissa, you always give the most beautiful and thoughtful gifts!

Judy S. said...

That's a really pretty bookmark, Melissa. I love your tatting!

Miss 376 said...

This is gorgeous, I am sure she will love it

Bonnie said...

I think your friend will love it, because it IS lovely. I like the tatting in the middle of the ribbon, so it's protected by the book and the ribbon ends stick out the top and bottom. Very clever.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

It is really pretty Melissa! I am glad you like the thread (:

cat said...

This is a beautiful bookmark. I'm just learning to tatt using instructions found on the internet and finding it quite challenging. I can only hope that I'll be able to produce something this beautiful in the far distant future!

Jocelyn in NZ said...

Oh, that's just fabulous. It's like a little secret, isn't it - just looks like a hunk of ribbon until you open the book. Beautiful!

Kathy said...

Your bookmark is beautiful. Love the variegate blue colors.

gwenddydd said...

I love this bookmark !

sweetpeafortea said...

That's really pretty, Melissa! I love fun bookmarks! I hope all is going well with you and hubby and the furkids! Love you and miss you much!
Miss Amy