Black Dog (or Grim) Bookmark. HP book 3

Recently I received my copy of the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and as always I’m thrilled with the beauty of Jim Kay’s work. This is my favorite book from the whole HP series and to have it in such a glorious format is a real magical happiness. I like a different vision of the characters by the artist, his attention to detail and stunning ingenuity.

And of course, I made a new thematic bookmark! I thought for a long time on what to stop. Or not, actually, I chose between a ginger cat and a black dog. I really-really like Hermione’s Crookshanks! 🙂 But eventually, I stopped at the Animagus form of Sirius Black. This guy is one of my favorite characters, and the Grim-like dog is a very symbolic for the Book 3 in general.

It is best to use felt to make a bookmark and ‘for Geminio’ you can use the following pattern:

That’s what I got as a result

And as always, let’s look inside the book!

The title of Style Icon undoubtedly goes to Professor Trelawney!

Yeah, it is an excellent illustrated edition like all the previous ones!

The other bookmarks you can find here and here. And here is a great recipe for yummy pumpkin juice!

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Polar Bear Bookmark

Do you like ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ and its retellings as I do? This fairy tale was collected and recorded by the Norwegian folklorists, Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe. They published it around 1845 in one of their first collections of tales. ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ had been previously popular in Scandinavian countries and then gained popularity in the United Kingdom and United States after the first English translation. It was also included by Andrew Lang in ‘The Blue Fairy Book’ (1889).Today ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ has so many adaptations, I can’t even count, but few of them I really like because of illustrations (‘East o ‘the Sun and West o’ the Moon’ by P.J. Lynch), or narrative (‘East’ by Edith Pattou), or singularity and design (‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’ by Jackie Morris). So I decided to make a fairy bookmark for these books.

Of course, I was inspired by a necklace from Jackie Morris’ book, and made it with blue lace and beads.

For Polar Bear I took white felt and used this pattern:polar bear pattern

So, twenty minutes of time and a bookmark is ready! And yes, if you really want, it could be a necklace too. 🙂dsc_0008

Enjoy your reading!

Gryffindor Sock Bookmark. HP book 2

I am so happy that the second illustrated HP book is out! Yes, it’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and, of course, I made a new bookmark for it!

As you can remember, I made a little owl bookmark for the first book, but this time I decided to choose a Gryffindor Sock just like the one that gave freedom to Dobby.

I made my bookmark from felt. You can use this pattern for yellow base and then sew the red stripes on it.

Gryffindor Sock Pattern

Gryffindor Sock Pattern

Now let’s look inside of this beautiful illustrated edition. The images in the second book are much darker than the first. But since the story is significantly darker, it makes perfect sense. The artwork is incredible! I love it and now just have to impatiently wait a year for Prisoner of Azkaban!

Owl Bookmark. HP book 1

dsc_0034A few months ago I’ve got this beautiful illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. And I wanted so much to add even little more magic to this adorable and well crafted book. So I decided to make an owl bookmark. Well, maybe not the snowy owl (like Harry’s Hedwig), more likely the barn owl. Still cute and the style observed, you know what I mean. 🙂9feda6ce17c671c131c615a6c7034495

I chose for my owl is very soft fleece. But felt will be also nice.DSC_0039

Use the following pattern to sew your owl bookmarkPattern

Sew one by one the right parts. Use the embroidery threads to make eyes, beak and feathersDSC_0003DSC_0005DSC_0013

Be sure to leave a hole on the top of the owl head to sew it to the ribbon bookmarkDSC_0038

And here is the finished owl bookmark for a wonderful book. Looking forward to the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!dsc_0033DSC_0027DSC_0024DSC_0033DSC_0032DSC_0029

Corner heart bookmark

Few days ago, I sewed a new bookmark. It is best to make it from felt, but I have found in my fabrics only a piece of fleece. However it came out very cute!

So, draw a heart on the fabric or cut it out from folded piece of fabric in half

Use pattern if you need
Use pattern if you need

You should get two hearts like these

Then sew hearts together, to get a pocket for a corner of book page. In general your bookmark is ready

For decoration I embroidered flowers on it. On one side I embroidered lavender, on the other came out me-nots. I did not use any scheme. It was just a flight of fancy

That’s how my bookmark works in the book

If you like it you can try to make your own corner heart bookmark.

Enjoy your reading!

Cute bookmarks

I like simple and beautiful things especially those I can make myself. This is a guide on how to make a few cute bookmarks.

You need to have:

  • Pretty printed ribbons

  • Colorful paperclips

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Colored threads

You need to do:

Pass the ribbon through the hole paperclip

Fix the ribbon with small seams

Cut off the tips of ribbon in such a way

Now handy bookmarks are ready!

Well here you have a new charming little things for a wonderful mood!