I made these fabric bookmarks for the Easter Egg Swap. Tracking shows they were delivered a while ago, so I think it’s safe to post them now.
When my partner listed colorful Māori prints among her favorite things, I knew I finally had the right project for a couple of scraps of fabric I’d been saving for over a year. The elastic bookmark on the right is made from a Māori print fabric I got from Spoonflower. I used it to make a throw pillow for my Aussie SIL (a gift from two Christmases ago). The leftover scraps were exactly wide enough for a bookmark.
In her Pinterest, I found a few pictures of cute matryoshka / nesting dolls. I had some matryoshka fabric in stash, so I did a second bookmark out of that fabric. The flower on top was crocheted with a similar design as one in the print.
My stitching on both bookmarks is a bit wonky (a seamstress I am not!) But both should be serviceable enough as bookmarks, and it was fun to roll them up together and tuck them into a plastic egg.
I’m not sure why, but I found the egg swap to be one of my very favorite swaps to craft for. Maybe it was the challenge of thinking of things small enough to fit into a plastic egg. Or maybe it was imagining my swap partner opening each egg to see what was inside. Or maybe I was just extra-inspired by my parter’s listed themes and interests. In any case, it was a real joy to participate!