So I've finally finished the handmade bookmark for my son. Yay! He was really pleased with it and is already enjoying using it. Here's what it looks like now that it's finished:
I suggested that he choose his own ribbon and he chose one that had 'with love' printed on it :-) I decided to laminate it in the hopes that it would last a bit longer and not get bent and broken too quickly but my son assures me that he knows how much work I put into it and that he will look after it. I won't hold it against him if he can't though as it will give me an excuse to make another one for him!