So, I hosted our monthly book club this month, and chose Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen for us to read. Ok, so the gorgeous cover of this copy might have been a factor...but can you blame me? helloooo pretty lady.
I had mixed feelings about the book-it was good and I enjoyed the story, but parts of it were extremely hard for me to get through and not want to fall asleep from boredom. Nevertheless, I soldiered on and finished it. (the day before we got together but hey-done is done!)
A get together, however small, is just another excuse for me to have fun with a theme! Also bake a bunch of goodies.
I made these brown sugar pound cupcakes with brown butter icing, recipe from the queen of cupcakes. I figured it sounded like the type of recipe they might make back in those times.
Also made those little flowers from royal icing leftover from the sugar cookies and some sprinkles.
I made some button bookmark favors-more on those below!
We definitely would not have good lighting once we got started so I snapped some shots right after I finished icing the cupcakes.
The girls were sorely tempted by the treats. As you can see. ;)
These cookies were soo much fun to make, and they actually didn't take much time at all. I found the technique here, and pretty much copied them, even the color, lol. Also, they seemed old timey to me...
I finished off with writing this quote from the book on our chalkboard. (used a chalk pen, and traced a piece of scrapbook paper for the border.)
So! Back to those bookmarks! Awhile ago I saw these adorable button bookmarks and wanted to make some, so I decided that book club would be the perfect opportunity/excuse to make some for favors! I cut bookmarks out of card stock on my Silhouette, two for each, then cut a slit on one side, then glued them together around the edges, tied on some embroidery thread on the top, and then slid the button bookmark in!
So really, it's like 2 bookmarks in one. Score.
I bought the bookmark blanks here, and the buttons to cover from Joanns. Background fabric is from my sponsor Oilcloth Addict. :)