Thursday, June 14, 2007

Frugal gift ideas - bookmarks

I love books and I also love bookmarks - I have stacks and stacks and of course, I read many at one time so I always have about 3 that I use all at the same time.


I first saw a bookmark like this at a craft market in Cape Town, bought one and then decided to make my own. So I did.


I present exhibit A.



this is what they look like when they're in the book


You can give them to people on their own or together with a book. I've now made peace with the fact that I'm a book person and I love giving books as gifts. In fact, I get a kick out of being the one to give babies their first book (you can never start too early) :-)

Sometimes I give them together with a book; sometimes I don't. What's nice is you can make them in favourite colours, different sorts of beads, etc.

Annie, don't forget to send me your address.

9 comments:

annie said...

Hey Marcia, these are just too cute! You are both organized and crafty. I'm impressed.
I never got a request for my address, but I will send it to you :o).

Military Mommy said...

Those are adorable. And what cute gifts for kids too! Love this idea.

JOT said...

Great idea! I am a book person too. :)

Lyn said...

These are lovely. Are they beaded in the middle of the book as well or just on the ends?

annie said...

Did you get my address? because I didn't get yours :o)

Karen said...

Those are great!! I may have to get some beads just for that project!

Marcia said...

Lyn - no, they're not beaded in the middle, just on the ends.

Annie - I'll check my email later and post a comment on yours to let you know.

Org Junkie said...

I've never seen those before, very cool!

Laura

Toni said...

What a great idea, I am definitely a book person and love to give one as a gift. I'll definitely have a go at these in the new year.

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