I remember getting hand made doll clothes for Christmas one year, which I thought was the most fantastic gift I could imagine. Many years later, she told me that Christmas was particularly tight financially and she had made those doll clothes from some scrap fabric.
I also remember, circa 1973, her Mod Podging photos of us kids on a cute little wooden purse she carried. I remember the year because my mind is a steel trap. Sometimes the steel is a little rusty and I forget that I put all the towels in the washer and everyone has to drip dry from their baths, but that’s not the point of this post.
The point is that Mom brought over some adorable handmade bookmarks for the kids a few days ago. She used tiny photos she had printed to personalize them, and with a little glue and some magnets, a darling idea was born!
The paper has the stiffness of a file folder. Cutting up an old greeting card (on the fold) would do the trick or using a grosgrain ribbon, stitched across the fold to allow it to lie flat, would add a punch of color.
This DIY is linked at A Soft Place to Land.