Today Middle Daughter went to a birthday party. I made a boxed pouch and coordinating shoulder bag. However it didn't seem quite enough. So we included a book (read but not worn) and Bookie the Bookworm Bookmark.
Bookie started off innocently enough -- what good is a book without a mark? But then Little said it looked like a worm. And indeed it did. So we took it a step further and added eye balls. Alas Bookie was born.
This gift is everything I hope to give; full of love and education. It sure beats made in China plastic!
Total cost of the gift? Hard to say. The fabric was on sale for $3.00 a yard. The book was pre-owned. The ribbon for the bookmark and bag -- thrifted. Then of course a zipper and thread. I'd venture to say no more than $6.00. And yet it is a gift I am proud to give.
Happy Frugal Friday!
P.S. -- I do well making gifts for the younger set. But when it comes to teenagers, specifically teenage boys, I fall short. I'd love to make gifts for my son's friends but I'm at a loss for ideas. For Christmas the boy got a knitted hat. Not so good for the summertime set. I love to hear what you make for the young men in your life!
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Things I'm loving today:
- Having the night off work
- Yummy left over pizza fixings (dough, meat and sauce frozen then thawed)
- The Boy's first lacrosse game (he made a goal!)
- Friends and community
- Biking (with a small tumble in the driveway)
- A productive but minimally stressful weekend at work
- A house cleaning fairy
- Continued motivation to exercise