Valentine’s Bookmarks

I must admit, we aren’t huge Valentine’s Day celebrators around here, and I have been feeling very uninspired by all things red and hearty lately. Until this morning that is. I couldn’t sleep this morning and it was pretty early, and it hit me. Who doesn’t use bookmarks? I wanted to do some sort of project that wouldn’t be tied to one day in February, but could be enjoyed all year round. I think I may have found my crafty calling. This was the first time I ever did any machine embroidery and I just adore it. A couple of weeks ago, I had an amazon gift card burning a hold in my pocket, and I finally decided to get Free and Easy Stitch Style. I really love the look of machine embroidered items and thought I would jump in with both feet. I’m so glad I did. Here is an excellent tutorial by my friend Marmalade Rose to help you learn the basics. These were such fun, and after I got the hang of the embroidering, they were very quick. One of the best things about machine embroidery is that it doesn’t matter if your lines are a bit wobbly, they look perfect however they turn out. I made some heart bookmarks, but I also made some flowers. I am more of a flower gal than a heart one, which kind are you? Oh, and here is a tutorial for the bookmarks, I’d love to see any if you make some up.

books, gifts, green, sewing • Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 • 10 Comments »
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10 Responses to “Valentine’s Bookmarks”

  1. Bley says:

    I really like the heart ones, I must say! Lovely work. You are right, bookmarks are always useful!

  2. Petit Filoux says:

    Brown flower all the way, it’s gorgeous!

  3. Mary Poppins says:

    They are gorgeous well done 🙂 Ohooo tough question, I love both equally but maybe, maybe more of a heart girl :0)

    X

  4. Sue says:

    Love the book marks and I’m more of a flower girl too.

    Sue

  5. These are lovely – might give it a go! Hope you get some sleep!

  6. Anna, Sydney says:

    Too cute! And I’m with Petit Filoux, the brown flower is my fave, but they’re all very sweet.

    And I’m with you on the Valentine thing. I think it’s too commercial to even mean anything.

  7. Sarah says:

    These are super cute! One of my daughter’s friends made Valentine book marks (from paper) a few years back, and we loved the idea. It’s nice to see a more durable version in cloth.

  8. oh so lovely.

    must learn to sew.
    must learn to sew.
    must learn to sew.

  9. ginny says:

    these are lovely Jennifer… i am so enjoying all the hearts love this February in blog land.
    wishing you a happy day x

  10. Rosaleen says:

    They’re so pretty!

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