And even though I used my favorite color blue and the white thread really pops, I knew that I wanted to bookmark to have a sweeter detail to it. And so began my search for a cute embroidery. I’m not a huge embroiderer AT ALL. But I wish I was. I find it to be super satisfying. And of course adorable. When I saw this little lamb/sheep embroidery I knew I had my cuteness factor.
The lamb is made almost entirely of french knots. So…you tube to the rescue!! I always need to look that up to refresh my brain. There are tons of tutorials on you tube thankfully. This is one of those things that I need to see in live action. I get a better sense of the correct tension on the floss. And I definitely got to practice a TON of french knots on this.
And I LOVE it. This was hard to give away. And totally worth making. How cute would a little kid’s outfit be with these embroidered on it?! Some one do that, okay?
And the embroidery had no effect on the ability of the book to lay flat. I was pleased that even with that much stitching, the bookmark worked particularly well. I will definitely be doing this again in the future. And remember, if you don’t want a heart, you can pretty much do this in any shape that will have two straight edges and an opening.
Give it a whirl. I bet you’ll love it. It’s a great gift idea!