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Vintage-Inspired Homemade Mother’s Day Gift

Andrea Singarella crafted these beautiful bookmarks


Is your mom a reader?  Well, I suppose you could get her a Kindle, but if she happens, like me, to adore Actual Paper Books, why not pick out a few volumes to delight her, and accompany them with your own handmade vintage-inspired bookmarks?

I discovered this lovely project by accident on Andrea Singarella’s pretty website while I was surfing around in pursuit of something or another for an upcoming wedding we’re designing, and I just found them so charming.

Andrea explains how to make these charming keepsakes–they’re really quite simple and affordable, and it’s almost like giving Mom a piece of jewelry or a great accessory.

She also shares some of her favorite resources for where to purchase the things you might need to make this project, like the ribbon and ribbon clamps.  Of course, you can use ribbon remnants and pick up great little baubles for next to nothing at your local flea market.

And hey, if you’d prefer to just buy one, you can click on her “Shopette” link, but beware, she was recently featured in Country Living, so I noticed that lots of styles were out of stock.

You can find the details of the project here in Andrea’s diary.

Next, you’ll need at least one book to complete the gift.  Want help coming up with book ideas for Mom?  Here are some suggestions:


If she’s a foodie who loves a fascinating real-life story, try these titles:

“Day of Honey” by Annia Ciezadlo

“Trail of Crumbs” by Kim Sunee

“Blood, Bones & Butter” by Gabrielle Hamilton


Does she love gardens and design?

“Landscape Design-A Cultural History” by Elizabeth Barlow Rodgers


Is she artistic?

“The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron


I really do love it when someone gifts me with a good book.  And a sweet little treasure like a handmade bookmark will remind her every time she reads how much she loves you and how thoughtful you are!  After all, that Kindle will be obsolete at some point–your bookmark will always be au currant.






2 Responses to Vintage-Inspired Homemade Mother’s Day Gift

  • Andrea says:

    Hello Karen,
    Thank you so much for the mention! It’s lovely and I’m honored you have chosen to feature my bokmarks on your pretty site!
    Hve a wonderful weekend, & thanks again,