I read, a lot. It's one of my favorite hobbies right after quilting. So making scrap bookmarks was a natural choice. To make these I cut paper to 5"x7.5" and marked a crease line long-ways in the middle (2.5"). Then I sew fabric to both sides (raw-edge applique). You can use any stitch as long as it isn't too short as that would perforate the paper too much and make it tear.
After sewing I coat the back sides of the stitching with Elmers glue, fold the bookmark in half (glued sides together), and put it under a heavy book for a day to dry. With time the fabric's raw edges will ravel and become fluffy :)
And now for your Sunday Smile, here's a photo for the girls enjoying some fresh air, safe from dogs, cars, and other cats.