The idea for Booktales™ was developed from an old leather belt, with bones tied to the ends, that designer Cathi Bartice owned for over two decades. Attracted to natural things, Cat could not throw this belt away. So, she cut it in strips, tied bones to each end and decided to place it in a book she was reading. An idea was born!

Cat's goal is to encourage people, especially young people, to read. Each piece she creates is an expression of herself.

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