3.24.2011

20 in 20 giveaway (day 19)...

handmade bookends
handmade bookends
20 handmade projects in 20 days...day 19. One look around our house and you'd know that PRH and I are avid readers/book collectors. I'm perpetually on the hunt for bookends, but it's difficult to find any that aren't either crazy expensive or hideously awful. You may have this same problem, so I made you some bookends. The floral pattern came from a book published in 1975 by Lisbeth Perrone, called The New World of Crewel. And, yes, it's as awesome as it sounds. :) Thanks to ORLAND boot & shoe for sponsoring today's project. Happy 20 in 20!
,
Abbey

handmade bookends
handmade bookendsgiveaway rules:
  • eligibility: open to all Aesthetic Outburst readers, worldwide.
  • how to enter: leave a comment on the giveaway post (you're welcome to comment on multiple projects).
  • entry deadline: comments will close 48 hours after initial post time.
  • winner selection: winners will be chosen at random.
  • winner notification: On Monday mornings, I'll announce the five winners for the week.
  • claiming your craft project: send me an email at hownowdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll pop your 20 in 20 project in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

72 comments:

juli said...

This is the best one yet! Love,love,love these!

Juniper Grace said...

*GASP* these are gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

love the design! you are amazingly talented. the white on the black is So beautiful.

Patty said...

Love and WANT!

Michelle said...

so pretty!

Anne Thompson said...

I LOVE THESE!!!!!!! As both a retired librarian and a book collector (you wouldn't believe how many books I have at home), these are perfect! This is my favorite project you've done out of all of them. Anne, yourmainestamper

billie said...

Amazing idea, and great design!

Allison said...

These are AWESOME!!!

Ashley @ Pretty Clever said...

This is my favorite so far! I love the design.

Evie said...

These are so cute!!!

maraki said...

Very cool!!!Elegance and class all over.

Erin said...

That floral pattern is so lovely!

Lili said...

these would look so fabbittiy in my old caravan that i'm doing up !

April said...

sweet glorious day, I need these bookends!

Ali said...

Ooh, I love them! Going to start searching for that crewel pattern book too....

Christina said...

These are so lovely! I've had the same too ugly/too expensive never ending hunt for bookends, but these are perfect!

ariane said...

these are really beautiful!

heather said...

Yesss, please! These are definitely my favorite! I've been looking for bookends as well. I don't usually display my books, but I tend to acquire books without acquiring more shelf space. Funny how that happens.

Laura said...

love, love, love, love, love these!

lisa cox said...

Wow, awesome. i totally love these!

Amanda said...

my personal library could certainly use these fabulous book ends!

Bethany said...

I. Want those. They really are much better than the ugly gray library bookends I find...

Lookwhaticando said...

Loving these and am stunned by all your creativity!!!
You should make this into a craft book!!!
I think you are the next Martha Stewart!!!!

Emily said...

adorable and so so handy! I love those.

CARRIE said...

Gorgeous! This is my favorite 20 in 20 so far!

Meghan J said...

Wow, so beautiful. I can see it in our bar holding cocktail books already...

Ms. T said...

Ooh! I can definitely use some beautiful bookends!

Shelley Weber said...

Wow! These are great! I have a ton of books to wrangle, and this is a great way to do it. Beautiful design! Awesome job!

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

those are great! i'm digging the black and white.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful and useful!

Kaitlyn said...

oh! i so need new bookends! these are just perfection!

Angela said...

beautiful! love the pattern you used.

ilana said...

totally great, abbey!

christine said...

Awesome! We definitely are always in need of more fun ways to showcase all our books!

Dana said...

I'm picturing a new book display already - you can never have too many of those!

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness! These are so elegant and stunning!

Paulette said...

I'm a bookhound too and abs lurve these!

With Love, Jamie said...

SO pretty! I love these!

Joetta M. said...

what a fabulous idea. love the white on black!

e'clair said...

I couldn't resist entering today - though I will say I live far away, and hence have not yet entered - because these are so neat (I like the modern vintage feel) and I have so many wild books that are calling out for a makeover.

Sarah said...

Not only do I love these, I could really use them.

olivia said...

These are beautiful! Count me in!

Sara said...

I know, right? It is such an unbelievable hassle to find nice bookends that are ridiculously overpriced!! I *love* these.

ziazia said...

So useful! and pretty.

bhart said...

would love...

Amy said...

I don't know how you do it, but this is another great giveaway. Love the fact that they are black and white.

kbluem said...

love these - you are so amazing

Chloe Lees said...

These are wonderful!

rebecca said...

so many great ideas!
rwvanvoorhis at gmail dto com

becky said...

i love book ends! i have them everywhere!
boon1211atgmaildotcom

The Lady Nomad said...

LOVE them!!!!

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous! I've been looking for a nice pair of bookends forever!

nicki said...

oh dear! these are also goodies! you are full of ideas arencha'??!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

great book ends- count me in please.

Amanda said...

These are so sweet. They'd lend a nice touch to organizing my PhD books!

craftydill said...

i need bookends...i need these bookends! thanks for the chance!! -michelle

orchard at willard said...

Oh wow. Just this morning I was wandering the apartment looking for heavy things to act as bookends on a shelf. Please count me in! - amy

Ashley said...

I love these book ends! Count me in!

a said...

i'm super glad that whenever you use books as props for your crafts, you make sure to color coordinate them.... not only is this proof that you have all the ocd qualities needed to be a printmaker, it proves have have a hell of a lot of books...

emily said...

woohoo! so neato speedo.

kjosephina said...

splendid. love the b&w :)

Sheau said...

way cool! very striking design. would my books be so lucky?

Victoria said...

LOVE these!! I have a million books they could be used with :)

ninji said...

I love the black and white contrast.

Miss Rachel B said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this!!

Anna said...

I have been on the hunt for some pretty bookends since I read an article in Lucky about using them to organize your closet!

Kate said...

I love and need these! I hope I'm not too late.

Sara Marie said...

awesome!

Sarah said...

Gorgeousness!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thanks, everyone!

Lookwhaticando- I would die to write a book. Die. :)

e'clair- ALL aesthetic outburst readers are welcome to enter- no matter where they live. I've been shipping out international packages every week. :)

a- Busted. Yes, I"m totally OCD printmaker and obsessive book collector. :)

Anna- how do you use book ends to organize your closet???
xo,
Abbey

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Bandita said...

very awesome! i love nearly anything with flowers on it!

Words and Eggs said...

A must-have for this year's book-reading season!

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