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Bookmark Bookmarks 26 February 2010

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bookmarkpixel.JPGWe are now caught up with this weeks bookmark links! Next up are the Bookmark Convention related posts and reviews!.

For now, here are the bookmark related links that I’ve found this week, from February 20 through February 26.


Bookmark Collectors Virtual Convention – Link

Lauren Roberts at BiblioBuffet (and my co-organizer of the Bookmark Convention) wrote a lovely editorial reviewing the convention – Link

A wonderful post by Jen at Needle and ThREAD inspired by one of the Bookmark Convention presentations discussing the stories told by (in this case) her bookmarks – Link

The Librarian’s News Wire had a reminder for the convention that came out just as it started – Link

Bookmarks In the News


A vintage celluloid bookmark led to discoveries about a ribbon manufacturer in this post by Laine Farley at BiblioBuffet - Link

A local environmental organization is distributing a bookmark with the contact information where complaints can be reported, in Elmbridge EnglandLink

To promote autism awareness, the Times bookstore in Singapore will distribute bookmarks designed by their first autism school – Link

A Bookmark Day is being celebrated on March 15 by Lisa R. at Lisa’s Loves (Books of Course)Link

A nice write up from one of the judges of the Toronto Public Library 2009 Book Mark ContestLink

Contests :

Mirage Bookmarks is holding a competition for witty answers to the question “Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?” – Link

A bookmark design contest for kids to encourage participation in the summer reading program, at Swansea Mall MassachusettsLink

The Bonner Springs City Library (Kansas) is holding a bookmark contest for National Library WeekLink

A bookmark giveaway contest at An Addicted Book ReaderLink

Contest Winners:

Out of more than 10,000 student entries from the Omaha (Nebraska) area, fourth grader Tanner Brickman won the grand prize for the Omaha Royals’ “Hit The Books” reading program – Link


A fabric bookmark swap at Swap-BotLink

A bookmark swap for beginning bookmark makers at Swap-BotLink

Make Your Own Bookmark

A tutorial for a stamped and colored paper assemblage bookmark, at Stamp Shoppe BlogLink

Instructions for making a fabric covered memo board that Laine Farley uses for displaying bookmarks – Link

Corner of the Library:

An image of Aleksandr PushkinLink

A profile of Michelangelo - Link

Bookmarks For Sale

A silver clipmark in the shape of an apple with space for a monogram, at Memorable GiftsLink

A beautiful set of vintage Edwardian Advertising Bookmarks and a new metal bookmark with engraved cherry blossoms, both at Mirage BookmarksLink

On-Line Bookmark Collections

Coleccionista Chilena de Marcapáginas:

Olga is announcing that her collection is available for exhibitions or other displayes – Link


A set of bookmarks from a television station – Link

A set of magnetic bookmarks that celebrate the International Year of BiodiversityLink

A wonderful series of bookmarks that feature reproductions of carnival posters – Link

Collecting Bookmarks:

A photo bookmark from Bethlehem in the West Bank – Link

A paper bookmark from the USA with a quote from Hebrews – Link

A magnetic bookmark from England with a picture and quote of Al Capone – Link

A magnetic bookmark with an image from a Turkish carpet – Link

A wooden bookmark with a plastic seahorse from Portugal – Link

A hookmark from Russia with a butterfly ornament – Link

A fabric bookmark from Canada with an image of dogwood flowers – Link

In Search Of Design:

Here are three different designs posted together to catch up with a backlog (sound famliar to me!) – Link

A pothole inspired design for this bookmark – Link

A promotional bookmark with the phrase Who Is Bob?Link

Three additional bookmark designs, including some interesting mustaches – Link

An evening cityscape design – Link

Forgotten Bookmarks:

A poem by John E. PercyLink

A Stevensgraph bookmark (found in a book!) – Link

An advertisement for taxidermists’ supplies – Link

A receipt for 14 books – Link

A black and white photo of a horse race – Link

A hand written quote – Link

Flikr Images:

A large collection of bookmarks including some reserved for exchanges, by Martina_SchLink

Hand Made Bookmarks:

Several tatted pieces including a bookmark, at 25 Motif ChallengeLink

A hand drawn cross-stitch pattern of a cat, at Angels Stitching Blog – Link

A couple of tatted cross bookmarks, by Nancy at New To MeLink

A set of paper bookmarks made with a dragonfly image for a swap, at Sea Garden – Link

A set of bookmarks quickly made for the members of a retreat, at Front Row FriendsLink

A nice paper assemblage bookmark with tassel made for a friend, at Khix KraftsLink

A nice clipmark made from cardboard and embossing powder, at The Tropical ScrapperLink


Some fun book thongs with wooden ornaments, at Industry IdeaLink

A cupcake themed bookmark at Cupcakes Take The CakeLink

2010 Bookmark Challenge:

In her weekly accountability post for the Bookmark Challenge, Jen reports on the Bookmark Convention and the support she is receiving from some of the attendees – Link

Jen has created a Flickr group for uploading images of the bookmarks stitched for the Bookmark ChallengeLink

Tags: Contests · Making Bookmarks · Needlework · Printable

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