16 September 2009

Bookmark '09

I initialed this bookmark and gave it to Buby on the eve of the new school year. In all the hustle + anticipation of the next morn {and Bleu's crib-jumping crisis}, I wanted to present Bubs with something just for him, from me. And I wanted it to be a gift I could realistically give every year... say, for the next 15.

Since Buby is our avid reader ~ and patron of the arts + crafts ~ a handmade bookmark seemed a fitting tradition.

My first example is very simple, basic. I used colorful foamie paper from Michael's, oversize crimson stickers and thick Seuss like ribbon twisted at the top. Et voila... a utilitarian keepsake for one precocious preschooler.

I figure the bookmarks can go fancier with time. And maybe. Just maybe. I'll learn to sew one day. It's on the list.