Sunday, May 25, 2014

CREATIVE TUESDAY ~ THE JOY OF SOCKS

 
The theme for Creative Tuesday should knock your socks off!!!
 
Yes, "SOCKS' is the theme.   I've been reading several novels and keep losing my place with scraps of paper, so decided I would make me some SOCK BOOK MARKS.  I used watercolor paper, and cut the edges with pinking shears.  Used markers and colored pencils and used matching yarn to give them the finishing touch!  Excuse me ~I need to get back to my book..HaHa!
 
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33 comments:

  1. Those are ADORABLE!!!! I want to make some book marks now!!! CUTE! cute!! CUTE!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda...they were so easy...Didn't take very long to make them. Be sure and share if you make some.

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  2. Very cute and useful bookmarks. I have several blog friends who knit socks!
    We moved Wed. Our former home went on the market Thursday and sold Saturday. Praise the Lord.

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    1. So moving day is over. Congratulations. It's a job isn't it...still ahead of us...

      Wow...it sold fast...that is a PTL item.

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    2. So moving day is over. Congratulations. It's a job isn't it...still ahead of us...

      Wow...it sold fast...that is a PTL item.

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  3. It sounds like a you're enjoying your book. . .or maybe you are just enjoying your cute new bookmarks :) They put a smile on my face! Hugs to you!

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    1. Sometime reading a novel, breaks up the time of packing boxes. Need to pace myself.

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  4. I'm liking the knobby knees. Somewhere I have a felt bookworm bookmark that my mom made for me when I was a little girl. Can't remember if I ever really used it much but it's one of my treasures. Maybe I should make some bookmarks too. I like yours.
    :0)

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    1. Got hooked on some John Grisham novels, the first was "Street Lawyer" about a selfish, high paid lawyer through some events, becomes a street lawyer helping those who can't afford council. The one I just finished is his novel called "A Painted House" about a family of famers in AK with Cotton fields, hard work and lots of secrets...It was good, as my parents were cotton famers in OK before coming to CA.

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    2. I've read both of those too Wanda, although quite a while ago now, and thought they were very good. I have enjoyed most of John Grisham's novels.
      Your sock theme bookmarks are too cute! And with the matching yarn tassels they are perfect. Shan't lose your place now ;) Bookmarks are great wee gifts, (I have some treasured ones), but unfortunately most of the people I know have kindles and such these days. I spent a good hour in a second hand bookshop on Saturday and really enjoyed looking through some old, old books, some going back to the early 1800's. I could have sat down and just read and read but I probably would have been told off, 'This isn't a library' haha. I love bookshops. Have a wonderful week ahead *hugs* :o)

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    3. Hi Twinkle ~ I read a John G. novel years ago, The Testament. A few months ago, at our Thrift Store, there was a whole box of his paper back books for 25 and 50 cents. I bought them all. I've read most of them now and enjoy court room drama if I don't have to be there. HaHa

      I had a lot of fun with the bookmarks and will be making some for little gifts (good idea) Thanks.

      Hope you have a great week.

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  5. Such a brilliant idea and such fun! They made me laugh. Love the nobbly knees and the different sock patterns together with the matching yarn. A welcome addition for any book reader.

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    1. They were really fun, and a different take for me ~ I guess necessity is the mother of invention. I needed book marks, My daughter has a coffee mug with a tall skinny gal with LONG legs and that gave me the idea. Then I didn't feel like pulling out the watercolors, so made it easy with pencils. The yard I had for my Spring Dishcloths so that worked out perfectly. I was hoping the nobly knees would bring a smile.

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  6. These are so much fun Wanda! You will never lose your place in your book again! xx

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    1. Any they were fun... I think I'll make some more for little gifts to stick in note cards.

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  7. they are so cute, I love those knees, love them!!!

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    1. HaHa...I liked the knees too...I wanted long skinny legs, and the knees gave them a little more character.

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  8. I've just finished Sue Grafton's 'W is for Wasted' I've lost track of where I am in her alphabet because I started in the middle and then just read what ever was available in the library. I love her ability to set a scene or describe her characters. Love your socks Wanda. Being such a stickler for detail - not good at sketchy type drawings, I branched out to be different.

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    1. I think the detail you do in your doodles would make lovely bookmarks. You should do some and add ribbon or yard.
      This last John Grisham book, A Painted House, was not a court drama like most of his, but about Cotton Farmers...my roots!!

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  9. You are so talented Wanda ♥️
    Enjoy your week....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks Linda...Pacing myself, but have a lot of boxes already full and marked. That's my week, and I plan to enjoy it between boxes. HaHa

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  10. LOL, I like them. Judging my the socks I saw in the race today, you could make money if you sold them.

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    1. You just might have something there, Jim. HaHa

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  11. Now these are the cutest book marks! I love your imagination!

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  12. Well knobby knees and tats on my wobbling "wings" ...what a picture..HaHa!
    I'm getting the urge for another day trip. Life is getting complicated with 10 days of Snicker "sitting" and BreakAway starting. Can you believe it was a year ago that you were here and visited our Breakaway? I really need a vacation....wish the wallet would cooperate! Love you and please pace yourself.

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    1. The picture is so funny, but I'm glad to be my age! Just wish I had a little more energy. I'm trying to pace myself, and it's amazing how much Don and I have already done. With graduations, work, weddings, the grandkids are too busy to help right now, but after the wedding things should settle down...and help will be more abundant.

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  13. Oh Wanda, that is totally cute! your grankids, well, at least the grandgirls are so going to want some of those too! I LOVE them. Very clever indeed.

    thinking of you and hoping your imminent move goes well. I have read your various messages, jsut been rather too distracted to get around to replying. But, you are in my thought and prayers on many counts.

    thank you so much for playing along. I really can't wait to see what you do next, if you have the time? You will love it, I'm quite sure

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    1. Thanks MMm.... I always look forward to your comments. I thought you'd be proud I did something out of my comfort zone.

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  14. Wanda, I just love your sock bookmarks. How incredibly cute! I can't decide which one I like. Ohhh Like you, I LOVE socks! :D

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    1. I was pleased with the way they turned out since this type of craft is not in my comfort zone. Wonder how many people still read "REAL" books with pages. Maybe they will be antique soon.

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  15. Aw these are so cute - what a grand idea as well.... - they look so delicately painted - great :D

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