Egad! (Did your mom ever say that?) Where was I last month?! I forgot to post any projects. Oh, that’s right, sister was here and we were PLANNING big projects. More on that later.
But as of this weekend, SUMMER is officially here and I’m ready for it. We got much needed rain and the grass is green, the frost is gone and the flowers are gorgeous. So I’m taking my book to the gazebo, iced tea in hand, and start it off right.
Oh wait, I need to share the project that goes along with summer reads.
I’m making a concerted effort to keep using the scraps we cut up last year. This is a perfect project for that. Also great for the grand-kids that come to visit. A nice hostess gift for those you might visit this year. Best part of it…only takes 5 minutes! I timed myself from the first minute to the last. Literally made 2 in ten minutes! Ok, Ok, you’re asking, “What is it?” A bookmark!
1 strip 2 1/2″ x 17″ (ish) less length for a paperback
1 hair band (small size is best)
It took me longer to choose the button than to make the whole thing! I LOVE buttons.
I pressed the strip in half (so I had a crease line to follow) Unfold and bring raw edges of long sides to the middle.
Now fold in half again. Press.
Stitch along the two-fold edge. Place hair tie on one end and double fold over. Stitch several times to hold in place.
Double fold to enclose raw edge of opposite end. Securely attach button. DONE! I left the extra length on the black one. I think a row of buttons would look cute and give some ease for larger books.
Where is your favorite spot for a good summer read? Mountains? Beach? Pool?