I received a few bits of silk scraps in a bag of yummy fabric oddments. I almost, almost swept the silk bits into the bin because they were so teeny tiny.
Then I thought of a friend that loves silk and has been having a bit of a rough time lately. What to do with those tiny scraps?
How about a bookmark?
Made using a heavy-weight double sided fusible inside and stitched the pieces on wherever they would fit. Each seam was finger pressed and then I used decorative stitches on my sewing machine to embellish.
Miracle of miracles, I had a matching Sulky thread that was just perfect for what I wanted to accomplish.
Some stitching detail. This kind of project is always so zen for me!
I know this little bookmark won’t solve any of my friend’s problems, but I hope she knows that I’m thinking of her and at the very least this will give her a smile.
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You are such a sweet and thoughtful friend.
WOW, I love how you saved these from the bin, and look at the lovely result! 🙂
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Thank you, thank you!
This is such a beautiful, loving gift!!! I know it will bring joy to your friend!!
Combine the sweet bookmark with a good book and make your friend feel loved. What a nice idea!
Jennifer, this is just lovely. I send my best wishes for peace and comfort for you friend.
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Very pretty! I love those stitches. What sewing machine do you have, if I may ask?
Jennifer…. I love your idea to use the pretty stitches that we don’t take advantage of very often in quilting. Very creative idea! Your friend will love it.
So pretty and such a sweet thing to do for a friend!
I love the color. I don’t think I would have thought of making a bookmark.Now to rethink my scraps.
Love the Bookmark idea…have a Women’s retreat coming up for church…might try it. Thx
Beautiful creation from scraps! I am sure your friend will treasure the book mark.
Jennifer, I appreciate the way you face tough times head-on with your positive outlook and by uplifting others. Your beautiful bookmark is a fine example!
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I’ve found over the years that those little gestures can carry a lot of love and compassion with them. It’s lovely and I’m sure your friend’s spirits will be lifted by it.
Very cute use of the scraps! Love the fan stitch you showed. You are so creative!
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I think your friend will be happy with a touch of friendliness in tough times. It’s an adorable bookmark and I love the shimmering color!
Lovely bookmark. I should make one for my Mom.
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I have lots of lovely small bits of fabric. I can’t bring myself to throw then away, but I’m never really sure what to do with them. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I’m sure your friend felt good to know that you were thinking of her.
Your bookmark is just gorgeous!
You are right; the silk is so small that it is hardly worth saving. But you did. And you probably think that the gesture was hardly worth anything at all, either. I am sure, however, that your friend will think that both the silk AND the gesture of your time and talent far exceeds the silk’s worth. You are a good friend and I am sure she appreciates you. Isn’t it intersting how a bit of fabric and a bit of thread can bind us all together?
Great bookmark. It will remind her that you care, every time she looks at it.
Your bookmark is beautiful and I love the idea of putting your scraps together and then using the decorative stitching. That is something I am going to have to try. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful gift for your friend.
What a lovely gift for your friend! It came out great! I tend to save all my scraps… Call me a “hoarder” but I might need it sometime! Great use!
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You are a very generous soul!
this. i am in LOVE with this idea. making costumes you kow i have all kindsa teensy scraps left over of very beautiful but now quilt friendly fabrics. these would make great christmas gifts!