Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Heart bookmark tutorial & The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The other day I had writing all up my arm, scrawled on my leg and on about five different scraps of paper. "I need a diary" I thought, and so off I popped to the Newsagency to buy one. The only one they had left. An ugly blue office-like one. So I covered it in pretty fabric and called it a day until I can find somewhere which hasn't sold out of Frankie Magazine diaries!

Then I made this cute heart bookmark to match:

How To:

You Will Need:

A small piece of felt
A piece of pretty fabric
Heat N Bond and an iron
A needle and thread or sewing machine

First, cut out a felt heart, a square of pretty fabric slightly larger than the felt heart and a strip of felt slightly smaller than the width of your heart.

Stitch the strip of felt to the back of the heart like so...

Then iron the fabric to the heat n bond, trace and cut out a heart.

Iron that to your felt heart, covering the stitching, trim off any felt peeking around the edges and you're done!

How cute does it look peeking over the edge of my book?

I made this cute pom pom one today too - tutorial found here. Theres is much fluffier and rounder than mine, but I like my little scruffball :) Matches the cover of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower much better than my cutesy heart bookmark, don't you think? I'm aaalllll about aestetics lately :)

By the way, the verdict is still out on whether or not I love The Perks of Being a Wallflower in book form as much as I loved the movie. The movie is simply uh-mazing! If you haven't seen it, see it! It is so beautiful and sad and weird and funny and ohmygosh - I cried and smiled at the same time! The book is written in letter form, which I think is why I am halfway through and not completely "into it" yet, if you know what I mean. It also doesn't have the flashbacks of the movie, which is weird, cos they would make much more sense written than they did on the screen. Also, I love Emma Watson! I envy her, I want to be her best friend and I want to be her all at the same time! She is so classy, so beautiful, so chic! If I ever met her I think I'd either cry or scare her off by hugging her so tight she couldn't breathe and then getting dragged away by her bodyguards or something. I just love her and what a huge part of my life she is (what with the Harry Potter series and all) without her even knowing! She has been my role model since I was about 12, and what a great role model for a teenager has she been!

Before I get too carried away, here is the trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I beg you to watch it, it will just leave you breathless!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Erica, I hope no one minds my little book/movie review at the end! haha I get quite caught up in books while I read them! xx

  2. The bookmark is great, thank you so much for sharing!!! I plan on trying this with my daughter. :)

    1. My pleasure :)
      Oh, I never thought of that, but this really is a great little project to do with kids! I'm all for encouraging reading too :)

  3. Cut! Going to try this :) xx
    ps. Please stop by my blog:

  4. Perks is such a great book!
    I still have not seen the film though.
    I hope it has all the amazing songs from the 'One Winter' playlist.
    Cute bookmarks too! Blog hopping!!

    1. You have to see it, it's amazing! The soundtrack is really good but because I saw it before I read the book, I can't remember whether it has the One Winter songs in it or not.

  5. This is so cute!! Definitely on my list of to do! :)

  6. Too cute! I love it! What a creative idea!


  7. That's so adorable! I'm loving your crafty projects. Hi, by the way. I'm a new follower. :)