I love me some Folksy crafts. The British version of the better-known Etsy, it has some gems if you’re prepared to search for them. I’ve been realising recently just how many books I open, only to find used train tickets, shopping lists and leaflets reminding me that it’s time for Bibliocat’s boosters*, instead of pretty bookmarks. This has to change, so I’ve been scouring Folksy for some lovely one to share.
First up is this one, by Made♥4♥your♥Books and combining two of my favourite vices, books and coffee. I love how the little charms hang out of the top of the book, and how the fabric is printed – so cute. It’s priced at £7.00 plus £1.25 P + P, and would make a lovely present for a bibliophile.
Next is this Alice in Wonderland-themed bookmark by ‘it’s the little things’. Complete with a poison bottle, a toadstool and bunch of keys, it’s £7.50 plus P. + P., and would make you smile whenever you picked up your book.
Despite its simplicity, I think this one might be my favourite. My parents used to have a fox terrier, and this fellow is exactly like her (and her blatant disregard for books), as he trots blithely over the page. He’s by Forever Foxed and is only £2.00 plus £1.00 P. + P., and I’m ordering him when I’m done here!
Finally, these four gorgeous little mice are by Handmade by Emily, whose things I covert greatly. They are available separately, but who needs only one bookmark? They’d also make excellent gift-tags. I love that they’re bright ribbon tails let you know your place in the book. They’re £4.40 for four, plus £1.50 P. + P.
*I really must take Bibliocat to the vets’, now that I don’t have the leaflet as a bookmark-reminder…