I adore making these bookmarks because each one is a chance to play with color and texture and takes maybe 15 minutes to make. You can see the possibilities here, right? Some sort of fabric medallion attached to an elastic loop. I used felt and a pinking shears, but it could easily be patchwork, a quilted scrap, lace, or leather. A useful way to use up tiny, pretty scraps!
Genevieve has yet to use hers in a book.
I saw her reading Barbie in space (ugh) tonight. As a treat for Christmas vacation, I took the children to the library and let them check out as many books as they wanted to carry home. And I didn't say no like I usually do to trashy books, baby books, or books that we already own. They were jubilant and I was grinning as they struggled their bags of books home.