The local library where I used to work (I don’t work there anymore), had a huge sale of old books and magazines. All the books for 50 cent each and all stacks of magazines from 50 to 2 euro, depending on what kind of magazines they are.
I got two stacks of old Garfield magazines, may be 20-30 in total. I did pay 1 euro for the magazines, although I would not have needed, since I worked there at the time. Anyway, I love Garfield and I knew I really wanted the magazines to make some bookmarks. Or, should I say, a lot of bookmarks! 😀 I counted them today: 303 in total! I didn’t think it was that many!
It has taken me awhile to cut out, cover with book plastic and cutting out again. A lot of the time I wanted to make a bookmark, but then there was another one on the other side. So I had to roughly cut out, take a photo copy of one side, so I could have both. There was room for four bookmarks on one sheet of A4 paper, so I always photo copied four at a time. I did the same thing years ago with some other Garfield cartoon albums or magazines that I had, so some of the bookmarks I already had from before. Those I did not cover in book plastic. I try not to have two of the same bookmarks.
Close ups of some of my favorites:
This time I cut out some of the strips too that I thought were funny. They are in Finnish. Here is a little translation of the top one: “Where are my training pants?” “I don’t even dare to ask where my T-shirt is.” “Then don’t look behind you!” The middle one is just the spider screaming when he lands on the Christmas tree star. Ouch! Third one: “Happy cat.” “Angry cat.” “Happy angry cat.”
On the top: “I’ve heard you are a tough cat.” “But you can’t scare me.”
Second: Kiss “Surprise.”
Third: “Cats and rats are supposed to be enemies.” “Fascinating.” “Lets talk about it.” “Cheese? At my place?”
Bottom: “New hat?” “Happy you noticed.”
Second: “Don’t be so melodramatic. You’ve been on a diet for 15 minutes.”
Third: “Honestly. Garfield, I forgot it was decaf!”
These are not exact word to word translations, but what it could be in English.
Below some of my other favorites:
So that’s what I have been doing lately… I am also cross stitching a Christmas picture! 😀 I thought I would start it early. But it’s not so big. May be I will be finished in July or August. I’ll show you when it’s done.
Going to sell on the flea market soon, so I must go through the items I have and find things that I can sell, and write the price tags and tape them to the items. That takes time too!