Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Red, White & Blue
It seems almost the whole of London was covered in a sea of red, white and blue over the Jubilee weekend and as its my Mum's 88th birthday tomorrow, she's a great reader, and she's an ardent admirer of The Queen, I thought I would mark the Jubilee for her with this bookmark. I was inspired by Susan's wonderful Strawberry Patch project last week where she had transformed a stamped image into an embroidery with the aid of a super-duper sewing machine. My project is a bit more low tech however, but if I win the lottery one of those machines will be high on my shopping list! I stamped onto a die-cut felt circle and hand embroidered in simple backstitch over the image. Then I backed the embroidery with a larger blue felt circle and sandwiched the hairband between with a bit of acrylic stuffing to pad it out. I found the Bev's excellent tutorial for the bookmark at Flamingo Toes.
Stamps: Stitches & Swirls (PTI)