Sunday, 18 November 2018
Not just for Christmas
The inspirational Minki Kim published her second book Diary in Stitches recently. Its full of design ideas and patterns for the type of small gift I like to make for Christmas fairs at this time of year. I made these Christmassy bookmarks using some of the festive patterns in the book. A friend gave me some strips of very thick cardboard just right for the inside stiffening and I just cut strips of linen and cotton print to fit and stitched them together. Its best to do the embroidery before cutting the linen to size. Use an erasable pen.
These second lot are slightly smaller and don't have the edge stitching. I do think the edging makes them look for finished so if I make more I'll make them slightly bigger so there's room for the stitching. Books are the best type of Christmas gift as far as I'm concerned. I loved to get an annual when I was a child and still enjoy dipping into a long wanted title on Christmas morning..... though usually I've bought it for myself!!!