Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flowers and flappers.

I saw this tutorial for an adorable embroidered bookmark (here's the original) and wanted to give it a this is how it turned out.

It's basically two felt circles (the front one embroidered) sewn onto an elastic headband. I just sort of did my own thing instead of going by the tutorial.

I love how it turned out, though it isn't entirely practical. It only fits on certain books. It works best on hardcovers, but the book can't be too large or two small (the elastic gets floppy on small books). I might make a smaller one eventually.

I'm one of those people who usually uses random scraps of paper for bookmarks, so this one is a much prettier option. :)

I also stitched this pair over the weekend. I know I've mentioned it before, but I love the Flapperdoodle shop. :) This is Kate's embroidery pattern: Eloise and Ramona Play Telephone.

They went by really quickly- their flapper bobs were by far the most time consuming part. :) I purposely framed them in the hoops (6 inch hoops) a little sideways, so that they wouldn't have to be hanging evenly on the wall for the line to match up. I wanted one a little higher than the other.

I did split stitch for outlining the hair, long/short stitch and satin stitch for filling the hair, and backstitch for everything else. Except for the dresses, which were just straight stitches.

P.S. Happy leap day! :)

Until next time,


  1. That bookmark is too cute, love the flowers! And the embroidery is adorable!

  2. Oh gracious, this is too much cute. Absolutely ADORABLE!!


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