Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Marking my place

I must confess to being a terrible one for turning down the corners of books. I keep a bookmark by the bed but more often than not it has fallen down out of sight and I find myself sleepily dog-earing the corner of my novel as I switch off the lamp.

On the other hand, I take slightly better care of my cookbooks, although this could be that the thicker paper is less conducive to dog-earing. My cookbooks are generally filled a selection of post-cards, bookmarks and sticky post-it notes marking important things.

So I was very happy to be the recipient of Miriam's first ever give away over at A Year Above the Shop Such a pretty book mark, I love this whimsical print and Miriam has teamed it with a perfectly matched ribbon and backing, the sight of it peeping out of my book is so very pleasing and once again I am reminded of the pleasure of using something hand made in day to day life.

Miriam is an artist living in London and I was delighted to discover her blog recently, full of wide-ranging crafty endeavours and some wonderfully eclectic images of her home. I am deeply covetous of her lovely telephone table chair and cushion.

And the book? It's the Elizabeth David one again. I am really enjoying working my way through it and I would love to show you the Torrone Molle that Tilly made last week but it was taken to friends at the weekend which means we have the not very terrible hardship of making it again.


Blogger Bee said...

This has reminded me that I meant to make bookmarks for various blog/pen friends over the Christmas holidays. Maybe a February project? I love the look of that fabric, and the bit of it that I can see reminds me of the illustrations from a classic book called Rollerskates.

I have SO MANY bookmarks, but they aren't always to hand. It seems that but I'm constantly using a bit of tissue (not used, I might add) or scrap paper instead.

p.s. I love the way these photographs catch the light . . . and the gorgeous, tactile sheen of the wood.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:59:00 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I have found when bookmarking cook books to write on the top (the bit that's going to stick out of the book) a hint of what you are book marking "choc pud" for example. Not on a lovely book mark such as this, of course. I'd be afraid to get a nice one food-smudged.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:50:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Love that new bookmark!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:56:00 pm  
Blogger Cyb√®le said...

What a lovely bookmark! I usually find myself using receipts, scraps of paper, that sort of thing. Ravelry has some lovely knitted bookmarks which one day I'll get around to!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:47:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Wow. Your photos make life's simple pleasures SO beautiful!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:40:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

I am a page corner folder too, I must make a bookmark or two!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:35:00 pm  
Blogger Gina said...

I like the sound of Torrone Molle!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:31:00 pm  
Blogger Locket Pocket said...

What a lovely bookmark! And your photos are beautiful. Lucy x

Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:31:00 am  
Blogger ayearabovetheshop said...

Glad it arrived in one beautifully-photographed piece!

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:12:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

What is Torrone Molle? I think I'm going to have to invest in an Elizabeth David book - they sound almost like food memoirs not just recipe books.

Your bookmark is lovely and thankyou so much for introducing me to ayearabovetheshop.

Friday, January 21, 2011 4:22:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Such a fab bookmark. I can't bear to turn down a page so have to keep a large supply. Thank goodness the Persephones come with their own!

And any more recommendations from the Elizabeth David book? Must look up the Torrone Molle when I get home...

K x

Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:36:00 am  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

:) Very cute bookmark! I put all kinds of things in books to mark my place... just recently I opened a book I had put aside and never finished, and there was a credit card!!!! (one I obviously never use!)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:07:00 am  

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