Wake and Whimsy


Bookmark Pals

bookmark005These little bookmark pals are so fun! They are really cute, unique, and useful, and they make great gifts for all ages. It’s also a fun project that doesn’t take hardly any time or money. You can’t beat that!

 All you need to create these little pals is felt, scissors, a needle, and you can either use sewing thread or embroidery thread. Just cut off two corners of a sheet of felt, make them into whatever you want, and sew them together! But make sure to leave the top open, so that the page can easily fit inside.


And don’t worry, the book will still close easily and stay compact when you’re not reading.


Here are some that I have completed so far; however, I am working on a lot more. These little guys are kind of addictive. bookmark002The One Eyed Monster Pal

bookmark005The Heart Pal

bookmark006 bookmark007The Fox Pal

bookmark001The Simple Pal

bookmark011Ice cream Pal

bookmark010And here are all my little pals together, just hanging out, waiting on a book to call their home.

(Except for Ice cream Pal…she already found a home!)


Baby’s First Sensory Book

I have been wanting to do something like a sensory book for a while now; however, this one was a very spur of the moment decision! Unfortunately, my sewing machine is on the fritz right now, and I do not have a lot of spare time to sit and hand sew everything. Also, I spent absolutely zero dollars on this—-every single thing I used, I already had. In the future, once my sewing machine is working, I would love to make fabric pages instead of felt pages, will probably purchase a few items that I already have in mind, and will make time to do more hand sewing instead of hot gluing. I guess I really consider this more of a prototype, but hopefully it will still be inspirational to someone who is playing around with the idea of making one of these.


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headerlinenorange122So there you go–a very simple, made from scraps, sensory book for baby. After making this, my mind is overflowing with ideas for the next (better) one! These are so fun and the possibilities are endless. Can I just make one all for myself?