I took the little crochet motifs I showed you Friday and now they are finished. What did I do? I'll show you.
I wove in the ends of the yarn and blocked them flat. (Apparently I decided my leg would make a great background for blog photos. I'm questioning that decision this morning, but it's too late to worry about it.) Then I spent about 30 minutes looking around my house for something round that was just slightly larger than my little stars/flowers. When I finally found it, I used it to cut out felt circles - white felt for the red ones and black felt for the blue multi ones. Then I tacked down the crochet motifs on the felt. The carefully blocked out points melted into the felt and gave the shapes more of a flower look. Oh well.
I added buttons in the center. I found some sparkly snowflake buttons for the red ones. Then it was time to glue! First I picked out my giant paper clips (I found these colored ones at Kroger, of all places), then I put some glue where the clip would go and dotted it around the back of one circle. I put another circle down on the glue and used my Clover Wonder clips to everything together and keep the paper clip in place while the glue dried. I used the same fabric glue I used to glue rhinestones and shells all over my mermaid costume from a couple of years ago - Gem Tac maybe? Anyway, once it was dry I just stitched around the circles as neatly as I could and...
...TA DA!!! Book marks!
I'm really happy with how these came out, but if I ever do them again, I might try to make them a little smaller. They are very lightweight so I think they'll work just fine anyway.