For some unknown and completely irrational reason I signed up for a bookmark swap. The deadline was August 31st, and since that was a Sunday, I was actually early to the mailbox. I mailed mine Saturday. Okay. Not early. But certainly on time.
I loved the bookmarks I made and sent and it was hard to say good bye to them. But the book I gave with my bookmarks? I love that even more. I hope it is loved and adored. It's certainly one of my favorites for bed time/anytime reading around here.
The book is titled Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran. The Illustrations are beautiful beyond words and the story tells of a made up village created by the children in a long-ago neighborhood. It's a priceless tale of youth and adventure.
The bookmarks are all different. This one was made with fabric and Timtex (a really heavy interfacing...the stuff my bowls are made of) and then I made a grommet hole and strung floss through the top. This one was made of ribbon and beads. Inspired by several bookmarks Holli made for me a few years back.
And the last was made from card stock and stickers. The stickers were the skinny long variety designed to be used in scrap booking. I use them for card making and now evidently for book markers. They are also cute on handmade books and many other things. The stickers are very heavy weight card stock type material as well, so when applied to the actual card stock the marker was very sturdy. I trimmed the scalloped edge of the right sticker for added visual interest and used my grommet maker to attach a floss topper.
I'm still waiting for the nice mail lady to bring me my three new book marks and book. I hope she comes soon...I love fun mail.