2/13/12

Embroidered Felt Bookmarks

Recently, I was honored to be asked do a feature for Simply the Sweet Life, which happens to be a FANTASTIC magazine, as well as a blog site.  This was so much fun for me {thanks, Heather!!} and I couldn't have been more thrilled to take on the challenge of coming up with a fun, new project.  I have to say, though, that I always sound like such an idiot on someone else's blog!!!  I can say anything I want here on my blog, and, well, it's fine--but on someone else's blog it's so lame!!!  What a nerd!

Aaaaaaannnd....as you are all aware, we've been so very sick for the entire month of February, so that makes it hard for me to post a Valentine project in a timely manner.  However, I think this one is fairly easy  and it doesn't take much time or resources.  You could also start on these now and have some great end-of-year teacher gifts, or just something nice to have on hand for those spontaneous moments when you forget-then-suddenly-remember a friend's birthday!  Then you'll feel so amazing because you're PREPARED.

Click here to get the instructions for the bookmarks

My goal was to think of a fresh idea for a Valentine gift.  We often give food items or flowers--but what about books?!  Who doesn't love a good book?  {maybe even a romance novel...*wink*...but I think it would be awkward if you gave a romance novel to your kid's male teacher.  Or your elderly neighbor lady who only comes outside to water her plants.}  But anyway.  These were fun!  They're a great gift idea for the book lovers in your life.




Happy Stitching!!!

7 comments:

DeGooyer Family said...

Ummm.... those are beautiful!!! I am insanely jealous at how creative you are. It's my one flaw in life. =) =)

Annie said...

Just pinned this. So cute.

lifeinredshoes said...

These are the best Valentine I've yet to see :)

Abby said...

Thanks, Ladies!! Alana--you are funny! Come on now--I stink at the stuff you're good at!

Anna said...

Seriously, why don't you live by me?? I would enjoy learning your mad skills at embroidery! I absolutely adore these and want to make some for my girls.

Christa said...

I found this via Pinterest and cannot wait to start on these. Very cute, very creative and best of all... very functional!

Betty said...

I love this idea for for Valentines
or an any time gift.
Your embroidery is lovely.