I’m teaching more fiber arts classes which has allowed me to cut back my hours at the Chocolate shop. I’ve actually had the time to go on some nice long winter walks for the first time since I moved to Ames. I’ve been reading more, a lot more. And I’ve had more time to putz in the studio. It’s those kind of things that feed my creativity. I’ve already finished a great book that I had put on hold quite some time ago – Harvest for Hope – which has inspired some pretty amazing things. Immediately I signed up for a community garden plot here in Ames, IA. I can’t wait to get my hands into the earth and start growing my own food again.
Of course more reading was in order after I found out that I would be gardening again, haha. I read Four Season Harvest – which is all about extending your fall harvest to late winter and your spring harvest to early early spring. And then today I went to the Ames Public Library and picked up a book on gardening in Iowa, the Moosewood Kitchen gardening book, and gardening calendar for organic methods. Perfect!
And so now, being rested and well read and walked and eating better and sleeping better and then reading more… well, bookmarks are so in order!
I started searching for ideas for bookmarks to make (or buy) and I found so many great ones. I particularly like the nintendo themed ones by CriminyRobots:
I found these great fabric scrap bookmarks in GreenBeeGood’s shop, they look beautiful and very well made. They go just perfect with the ideals of Craft Leftovers. I might just have to try to get my hands on one for all this reading I’ve been doing.
Oh and you can see how to make these great bookmarks here on Berlin’s Whimsy.
WordPress is starting to get all funky on me and won’t let me add any more pictures. But that’s okay because it is getting pretty late.
Needless to say though there are many great bookmark ideas out there and I can’t wait to work on some of my own!
Best wishes and happy crafting and reading!