Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bookmarks

Day #21
Hearts #26-27

One of my inspiration pictures in December was of a heart-shaped bookmark.  I've been eager to try making some, and I finally had some time for it yesterday.  Here are the two I made:


The hearts are about 5 1/2" long, and the tails (which are made of braided embroidery floss) are about 6 1/2" long.

I used Heat n Bond Lite to adhere the inner heart to the base heart, then machine-stitched around the edge. 


I feel like they could use a little more "something", so next time I will try hand-embroidering a blanket stitch around the edge of the inner heart, like the one in the inspiration photo.  That would give better definition to the edge of the inner heart, and add some color.  But I am happy with these--I love the size, shape, weight and overall look of them.


Since these could be made in any color and with any fabrics, it would be easy to personalize them.  They would be great little gifts--I'm going to keep these in mind!

1 comment:

susan ab said...

Excuse me, I LOVE these so much I'm internally screaming in heathrow airport! These are amazing and the possibilities endless!