Recently I've noticed some lovely bookmarks on Pinterest and decided I would have a go at creating my own version - its also a great way of using up some of the random ribbons and tapes in my sewing box and the felt scraps I'm starting to accumulate. I used about 18 inches of tape for this one - which sounds like a lot for a bookmark but it means both felt decorated ends extend below the bottom of a paperback or hardback novel so if you keep one end tucked inside the back of your book, its handy for when you need to drag yourself away. Its a great length for marking pages in bigger text books too. I also used a couple of buttons for the flowers and a couple of seed beads for the eyes on the bird. I die cut these shapes but it would be easy enough to hand cut small shapes too.
They are also quite quick and easy to make, so I think I'll be making more of these.
I chose to vary the colours on each side for extra interest.