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.


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!


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.