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Oct 13, 2009

Useable Crafts

Hello Everyone!

Instead of making cards for November, I thought we should make something the ladies can use in their rooms. So I made some prototypes to show them next week when we do our Halloween cards. Here is a photo of the two items we'll make:

The first item is a binder clip altered to hold a photo, some mail, tickets to the hockey game...or what have you!

Here's a close up of that one.

Oooops...looks like one of the petals needs to be pulled out.

The second item is:

A nice big bookmark!!

I know they'll enjoy making these, and I'm sure there'll be time for tea after. I'm having so much fun!

Until Next Time,


  1. Carmen,

    I LOVE the bookmark!! I haven't seen that before, and it's lovely.

    Are there directions for that online somewhere?

    I'm sensing a bunch of Christmas gifts coming....

  2. I'm going to echo Sue on this one. You need to post a tutorial on that adorable bookmark!

  3. Okay, I'll see what I can come up with. Give me a few days...


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