My colleague recently developed a passion for reading and she used receipts to bookmark (then had the hardest time looking for the thin slip of paper afterwards). I made her a personalised fabric bookmark, in her favorite hot pink colour, as an encouragement to continue reading. She loved it!
She can display her pretty name by the side of the book or...
at the top. Whatever makes her happy! :)
Apologies for the bad pictures taken in the night cause I intended to give her the bookmark the morning after making it.
I used cotton-polyester with medium interface, which also doubled up as stabilizer for the embroidery.