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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

White Bookcovers.

Finally I am ready to show you what I had been up to...
I love having all my favorite books wrapped in fabric book- covers, both to enjoy the pleasure of having similar and matching colors throughout my home and keep my reading private if I bring them along with me...
I sewed many of them before (also as gifts), but I always used floral or colored fabrics.
This summer, I thought to make some out of a vintage muslin bedspread I had.

I made good use of vintage/antique laces, hankies, crocheted doilies and buttons to add elegance and an exquisite feminine touch to them...



I pinned a vintage safety-pin with a love theme to one of them, and tied little charms with a knot to the ribbons I always insert in the middle of the upper opening before sewing. These will serve as bookmarks.

I finished them off with tiny MOP vintage buttons too.



I am now ready for hours of well-earned relax with them!!
Till next project ;)
Monica.

22 comments:

  1. Now that is creative! I love them all.
    Now I hope you can relax and enjoy!

    Carolyn

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  2. Just beautiful, A few years ago I covered all my photo albums with an old style wallpaper. I love it with the fabric..P.s. I also mactacked my garbage cans with creame with ivory growing all over them. Every time I look at them I think I might have too much time on my hands. LOL.

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  3. Very pretty! I made a couple bookmarks with ribbon and charms back some time ago, but was not satisfied with the way they looked and took them apart. Yours are very pretty.

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  4. Very elegant and creative work! Love them! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. BRAVO - Monica! I truly think these are the most creative treasures I've seen lately in blogland!!!

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  6. Dear friend, These are so beautiful. You amaze me everytime I visit. Your creations always are elegant to say the least. Thank you for the sweet surprise in my mailbox. Drop by my blog it's about you.!! Love Sharon and Teddy

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  7. Wow! These are really beautiful. Hmmmm...too bad you don't offer these for sale to the ladies (like me) who don't sew.

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  8. Oh these are really georgeous.....
    I love them all.
    So nice to show your book now.
    Nice evening

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  9. Hello Monica,
    Gorgeous, your books!
    I love that beautiful lace and the charms. They look luxurious, it has to be a pleasure reading them.

    Best regards,
    Sylvia

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  10. Hi, I just found your blog because of Sharon's post. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed visiting your beautiful blog and I will be back!!!!!!

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  11. Those are beautiful Monica!

    Very elegant!

    Xo
    Dolly

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  12. Hi Monica,

    Your books are beautiful and I love what you have done, very pretty.
    You are very creative.

    Enjoy your week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. Hi Monica, thank you for the visit and your lovely comment on my journal page :)
    I was just browsing an older copy of Sew Somerset yesterday when I saw some beautiful book covers and thought to myself, one of these days I will try that. Then I come to visit and see yours, well they are just so elegant, romantic looking, simple beauty, and I love the fact that you recycled the old bedspread into something new and wonderful :)

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  14. Oh goodness these are just so beautiful, just perfect. I love them.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  15. Hi Monica,
    Just lovely! really what a great way to make a book look pretty. You are just so creative. I love them.
    Take care and enjoy your day,
    Elizabeth

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  16. Dear Monica
    Your book covers are beautiful - they took my breath away!
    You are very talented and with a good eye for style and detail - lovely!
    Happy days
    Denise x

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  17. Oh Monica these are gorgeous! I have to make some gifts for my book club and these would be perfect.

    Just darling!
    ~Liz

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  18. Well, remember back to our Easter Swap when I asked for the measurements for your Bible or favorite book because i wanted to do a book cover... I never got it finished because I spent too much time on the other swap items & life... and look YOU ALREADY HAD SOME or the idea for them. Just a few months after we talked about it. Your designs are pretty too.

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  19. Oh poor Kim with the hat! She doesn't look happy Mamma. She deserves EXTRA treats Princess Reba says! What a good sport she is. MS Reba would NEVER leave that hat on. Very cute post. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Hi,
    Just wanted to tell you how absolutely gorgeous your book covers are...I love each one of them. Fantastic job.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  21. Thank you, Sandra! It's so sweet of you!
    I really appreciated you left a comment!
    Blessings,
    Monica.

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  22. Simply the best! Oh my so feminine..so girly..so beautiful..let me wash my hands and touch each one..over and over!
    sigh!

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