Friday, January 6, 2012

Well, I tried.

My first grader is going to a birthday party this weekend.  I asked the mom if the birthday boy had the Frog and Toad books, because Donald loves them, but coincidentally, that is what she bought for her son for his birthday.  So I bought another book by the same author, Owl at Home, to give.  But a book needs a bookmark, right?  I tried to make one that looked like an owl.  Please don't laugh.  Squint, if you must.  Turn it sideways and upside down and look at it from a distance.  Even if you don't think it looks like an owl, tell me it does.

Jason said it looks like 2 triangles and 2 circles.  Donald said, "I don't know...a bird, maybe?"  Whatever it looks like, it is what is getting wrapped up with the book.

I'm also giving some books to my nephew, so I wanted to make a monster bookmark for him. 

Perhaps my monster should have more teeth?  Bigger eyes?  I don't know.  I'm pretty underwhelmed with the result.  But nonetheless, the monster bookmark is getting wrapped up with my nephew's book.  I tried.

I'm not trying anything else for the next hour or so.  It is over 60 degrees and sunny, so I'm brewing tea and heading out to the porch to read!  Yesterday, 3 quilt fiction books arrived in the mail:
The Double Cross and The Devil"s Puzzle by Clare O'Donahue (the 3rd and 4th Someday Quilts mysteries),
and The Cat, the Lady and the Liar by Leann Sweeney (the 3rd Cats In Trouble mystery).    I may not get any sewing done in the next few days with these books to keep me busy.  Ah!  The weekend!


Tiffany said...

The monster is cute! The owl looks like a bird! You did a good job. I keep seeing these bookmarks over blog land...I really need to make some.

ms. mindless said...

The owl and monster are awesome! Something fun for another monster might be to add rick rac in the seam on the top edges....then it would be like spines/spikes on its head.

I am going to make some of these for a teacher friend's class of 4th graders for silent reading!

Shay said...

They look very owl and monster like to me ... Bet the recipients love them.

Enjoy your weekend ! I have visions of you not leaving bed and eating yummy treats and reading to your hearts content.

quiltfool said...

I think they're Great! You can just about make any creature you want to from that pattern. They're different. Kids will love them. Lane

Char said...

I won't tell you it doesn't look like an owl. The monster is adorable. I think they will be loved by the recipients.
Thanks for the book info. I am starting to look for e books for my iPad.
Enjoy your weekend. We'll be having warm weather also.

Becky said...

I think they're adorable, no matter what they look like! The kids will love them, I'm sure! Hope the day with your books on the porch was delightful!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I think that bookmark is adorable. What a great idea for a young reader...or an older reader like me. I love it!

Janet said...

Very cute! And they look like a bird and a monster. Don't let your kids comments inhibit you. All great artists have faced some criticism and children are our biggest critics - and great joy :)

Rachel said...

It certainly looks like an owl! I think it's sweet and it's a wonderful accessory to go with the book. (Books are the BEST gifts!)

joe tulips said...

oh em gee!!! They are wonderful! They look like an owl and a monster.
Such a mild winter we are having here too, enjoy it with a book!

Barb said...

Now that is the topper to a good book....just wonderful!