I will say I did create these with no visible inspiration and was also excited about that. Oops....I was inspired to embroider them by Justine of Kerr-afty Creations. She does beautiful embroidery, click here to see some!
On to the Valentine Bookmarks by Nanny (my "grandma" name)......
There are very few supplies needed. Embroidery Thread, Embroidery Needles (not pictured), Rotary Cutter or Scissors, Heart Templates, Felt, Template for Bookmark, Ruler and Pencil (not pictured).
I began by putting paper bookmark template on the edge of the felt. I use Eco-Fi Felt which is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
I placed the edge of the felt along the straight edge of the cutting board and put the ruler along the edge of the paper template.
Then used the rotary cutter (or you can use scissors) to cut out the felt bookmark. I cut two each of blue and pink ones. One of each is used as a backing.
Now...time for the fun....embroidering the design on.
For Canaan's blue and red bookmarks:I used the basic running stitch around the inside of the larger hearts on both the red and blue bookmarks. The stitches on the red center hearts are done with red thread so it is hard to see.
The running stitch also for the sun and the cloud on the blue one.
The chain stitch for the "C" in blue thread on the red one and for the rainbow on the blue bookmark.
I used the twisted running stitch for the top and bottom of the hearts on the blue ones in red thread.
I used the blanket stitch around the edges of the blue one. I added another piece of felt to the back of the pink bookmark so the stitched on the back of the front piece would not show.
For Evie's pink and red bookmarks:
I used the basic running stitch around the inside of the larger hearts on both the red and blue bookmarks.
The chain stitch for the "E" in pink thread on the red bookmark; in purple thread for the inside top and bottom of the three pink hearts on the pink bookmark; and in green thread for the stems of the flower.
The daisy stitch for the flower in the center heart of the pink bookmark and french knots as indicated in photo.
The blanket stitch around the edges of the pink one. I Iadded another piece of felt to the back of the pink bookmark so the stitched on the back of the front piece would not show.
These were so fun and enjoyable to make for adorable Evie and Canaan!
All of them.......
Happy Valentine's Day, Evie and Canaan
Shhhhh.....These are a surprise!