Since I received my new library card, I’ve been reading real paper books. Lots of them! I used to read ebooks when I lived in SD. There, I lived 40+ miles from my local branch. My new library has ebooks, but I’ve noticed there’s a longer hold time for those than the paper ones. Since I’m now only 5 minutes away from my branch, I just tootle on over and pick them up. Easy.
The library says you’re allowed to check out as many as you can carry. One book I checked out is brand new. The spine hasn’t even been cracked. The library is saving me a FORTUNE. I love it.
But, I had just one legit (real) bookmark. Not counting junk mail, scraps, a paper wrapped straw; basically, whatever in reach that works as a place holder. I wanted something prettier, and I remember seeing these fabric corner bookmarks on Etsy. The pattern (google: fabric corner bookmark pattern/tutorial) is ridiculously easy, and it can be made out of paper, too. Once you make one, you won’t need instructions again. You just need (3) 3.5″ squares of fabric and (2) 3.5″ squares of lightweight interfacing.
I used a few precious inches of several fabrics that I’m saving for a quilt. I hope the quilt pattern allows for a little extra overage since I haven’t cut out my pattern yet.
I ended up with a few for little gifts, and a few for my books. I gave two away on Instagram. I brought a few more to my local branch librarians last night.
I love opening my books and seeing the little strawberries.
I noticed there’s also a pattern for a heart-shaped corner version. I definitely need to make one of those.
And a few Christmas ones for Christmas reads? They would make cute little gifts to tuck into cards. In fact, I told my giveaway winners that I was putting their bookmarks in a regular card and sending them with a plain, first-class stamp because they are super thin (envelope is under 1/4″ thick) and super lightweight (under one ounce). If they don’t make it to their destinations, I’ll let you know, readers. <3