Monday, May 24, 2010


I wanted to make something that I knew for sure people would use, so for Christmas last year, I made a few throw pillows(like my sister is in love with anything with peace signs, so i did her's and sewed a peace sign on the front), and bookmarks.

I scoured the web, looking for some ideas. I found some, but I didn't find one that I just loved.(and also had the materials on hand to be able to make). Like those book thongs, I would love to be able to make those, but don't have the materials, and don't want to infringe on my future SIL territory, she is into making jewlery and those book marks.

First, I just sat around wondering what the heck I was going to do. I had ribbon in front of me, and thought I could incorporate it in some way. I could still make a book thong, but I would use the ribbon, and use some kind of fabric to cap off and decorate the ends. And it would be more like a thong than the actual ones,  those are more like book g-strings(hahaha).

So, anyways. You going to want the ribbon that has scalloped edges, If you know what I mean.

You going to want to go up diagonally. So start at one end, with one side of the ribbon, and put it through a scallop. Then go across to the other piece of ribbon, and go through that, and keep going up till the end.

(sorry the picture is soo icky. Camera phone.)
Once I finished the ends off, I took some felt and sewed it around the ends. Sometimes I make one end kind of decorative, for the one in the picture I just took a tiny bow and sewed it on. I made one for my future SIL, not the one that does the jewelry, and did one end to look like a giraffe, I wish I had a picture of it to show.

And that's that. I am going to link it up a few places, if you have something you would like to link up, just push one of the buttons below!

Keeping It Simple


  1. Thanks for stopping by The Pumpkin Patch. I love the idea of these bookmarks. What a cute way to make them. There are so many options using ribbon. I host a Messy Monday and a Transform Tuesday linky party. I'd love for you to join in on the fun.

    I hope your kiddo loves the Gloop as much as mine does.

  2. Following you now...found your blog thru Marketing Monday! Would love to have you stop by -

  3. What a great idea!! I love it!

  4. that's a cute idea! Thank u for sharing... i'm here from Tip Me tuesday. I have a lot of lace and ribbons this would make a great gift!