Friday was the last day of work for one of my coworkers who is moving away (probably driving to her new home right now). I made her a bookmark as her “goodbye” present. Bookmarks are easily my favorite gift to make for my friends and family. They are personal and practical, and combine 2 of my favorite activities – stitching and reading (if only I could find a way to do them both at the same time)
I think it is so much fun to pick out just the right colors and fonts for each person.The precut bookmarks I use are from Michaels, and come in quite a few colors (red, blue, green, pink, beige…?). Best of all they’re affordable ($1.20) but the final product looks like so much more!
Throughout the years I have made many bookmarks for friends and family, and below I’ll share just a few of them
Quick tip: Stitch a line or two of white on the top and bottom of the precut bookmarks. This helps stop the fraying that comes from years of use and love.
Quick tip 2: Keep track of who you have made bookmarks for, using pictures or lists. This year I made bookmarks for my family for the holidays, and my sister-in-law reminded me that I had made her a bookmark before. Whoops! And, of course, I didn’t take a picture of her bookmark this year either, so I’m likely to do it again. Good thing she reads a lot!
My friend made me a bookmark as a college graduation gift 2 years ago (wow, it’s been a little over 2 years already!) I use it every day, and think of my friend each time I do. I hope others enjoy my bookmarks as much as I enjoy this one!
(and for those of you who are curious, my current read is Seed to Harvest, by Octavia Butler)