Sunday, 12 August 2012

Bookends and a Winner!

Hello friends,
It's Sunday and the sun is shining!
I'm crafting ready for TV on some really interesting things to show you...
At the moment I have three shows, 10am, 2pm and 6pm.

Today I can share with you some bookends that I created for Spellbinders
I asked my Dad to make a pair of very plain bookends and then I went to town decorating them.
All the details can be found here, of course it features a few butterflies!
This was one of those projects that I was a little sad to pack up and send - 
at some point I will make another pair for me!
Now the important news...a winner of the felt.
 Here is Bella doing her job!
 I've decided she can read because she started to lick her lips....
 The winner (on a rather soggy piece of paper as opposed to chewed this time!) is....
BACONBITS (aka Amanda)
Please drop me an email: 
with your address details and I will pop the felt in the post to you.
Have a super Sunday dear friends.
Take care,


scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, well this s the glorious twelfth and what a glorious idea for bookends, love it. Congrats to the winner of the felt she had a head start with Bella with a name of Baconbits lol


Lucycat said...

Hi. Christine. Really lovely bookends I can see why you were sorry to part with them.
Congratulations to the winner of the felt, Bella looks lovely too.
Looking forward to your TV shows on Wednesday. x.

Astrid Maclean said...

Saw these on the Spellbinders site already, they are amazing!!! Such a brilliant idea, totally love them!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, The bookends are absolutely adorable, I love them, I hope you will be giving us tips on how you did these ??? Bella looks glorious with the piece of paper stuck to her mouth ha ha, she's gorgeous. Congratulations to Amanda for winning the felt, enjoy. Looking forward to your shows next week. This is the last half day of my linedancing weekend in St Annes, it has been fantastic but I am really looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Your bookends are amazing no wonder you were sad having to part with them.
Bella's seems to love doing her bit for your blog, so adorable, congratulations to the winner.
Have a good day.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, these are absolutely amazing, I'm lost for anything else to say, I would never have thought of doing this! any chance of a tutorial on this project? Congrats to Baconbits on winning the felt!
Carole Z X

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
The bookends are gorgeous, I can see my hubby will be busy today if I can find some spare off cuts of wood. What a brilliant idea. Look forward to seeing your shows on Wednesday.
Christine X

hazel said...

Morning Christine lovely book ends is there no end to your talent. .love the picture of Bella licking her lips xx hazel

Bea said...

congrats to bacon bits - I do love felt and you have inspired me to use with spellbinders and I am tring out to see which work with such a soft medium. Your bookends are lovely.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi, What beautiful bookends.I love seeing books lined up on a shelf and what a lovely way to show them off. I do have a Kindle but to me it's not the same as holding and reading a good old fashioned book. Have a lovely Sunday.

melanie said...

The book ends are great ,well done
beaconbits on winning the felt .Melanie

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful bookends. Your Dad sounds very useful too.
Isn't it funny how we pick up our craftiness form our family. I too have a family with lots of craft in our background. Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
It's me again went off on a tangent and forgot to congratulate the winner of the felt. As your first commenter said she did have a head start with the name Baconbits. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Planetsusie said...

What a lovely dad you have Christine, he is so handy. A real father and daughter project!!!! I love the way you have decorated the bookends - such a beautiful idea. My hubby has loads and loads of offcuts of wood in his 'shed'! Won't let me throw them out because they may come in useful some day! Perhaps today is THE day.

Congratulations to Amanda - Bella was really drawn to baconbits LOL!! Somehow you don't feel bad not winning when you see that gorgeous picture of her licking her lips!! Love her.

Hugs Sue P xx

Cornish Emma said...

well done to bacon bits, have fun playing with the felt.

I love and adore these book ends, your picked lovely colours and layout with the postcard and butterfly on each half. Now i will have to do the same and get dad to make some bookends! - what would we do without dads diy!
Enjoy your sunday

Toni said...

Hello Christine, what a lovely project the bookends are. yet another idea to have a play with. Thanks again for the inspiration.
Toni xx

Shirley Davis said...

Sometimes altered art can look a little unnecessary - done for its own sake, nothing more.

These wonderful bookends show the skills required for the task but the finished result will last years doing the job they are designed for.

This makes them, in my view, the best altered art I've seen in a very long online time.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, well done to Amanda on her win! Love your bookends so much, I would not want to part with them either, they are truly gorgeous and what a lovely Dad you have....Crafty hugs, Anne xx

HiggiSue said...

Beautiful project Christine

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I LOVE the bookends and have left a comment on SB.Such a fab idea to liven up a shelf!..I am going to make these, (something similar cos don't have all the dies used) when I can find some cheap Bookends! Lots of love Congrats to the winner of the felt..:)..xx

nattyboots said...

Is their no end to your talent Christine? dont know how you could part with them.

Well done to baconbits

Elaine H x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
Such pretty bookends and I can see why you would want to make another paid, they would be a perfect addition to your gorgeous Academy studio.
Thank you for sharing your generous candy with us again and congrats to the delicious 'Baconbits' (don't you just love that name!! Well Bella does for certain!)
Best wishes Linda xx

Christine Harrop said...

Wow, fabulous bookends I just love them. They are a great idea for a gift, but I'd rather keep them for myself!! Love from Christine x

nmty said...

Hi Christine, these stunning bookends, they would look fabulous on any shelf. I know what you mean about being sorry when a good project ends and you pass it on. I recently made a baby book for a friend, I really loved making it and was really sorry to pass it to her in one way.

congratulations to baconbits for being a winner, well done and enjoy using the felt.

Lv norma

Elaine said...

These are stunning Christine. Hope you have had a great weekend.
Elaine x

sheila said...

Absolutely fabulous! It's great when you fall in love with your own work

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, late again today. Just had to let you know that your bookends are beautiful and I'm sure they will like them too at Spellbinders.
Enjoy crafting with the felt 'baconbits' lucky lady.
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, Stunning Bookends. I too can see why you would want to make another pair. Any tips on how to prolongue the life of them. It's so difficult to not damage paper when dusting even when using a brush or air can.

Teresa said...

Bella is so talented and I love the bookends too! Hope you are having a great weekend and take care, Teresa

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

I love the bookends - these are fabulous and Bella is so clever! Looking forward to the Wednesday shows.

Sarah x

Craftychris said...

Those bookends are gorgeous! Congratulations to Amanda, Bella did her job well as usual xx

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