Monday, February 13, 2012

Lazy Daisy Heart Bookmark

I never have enough bookmarks. I always seem to misplace them and then end up using receipts, pieces of cardboard, sometimes even my ipod.  These felt heart bookmarks looked easy to do, and I thought that they would be a perfect addition to my Valentine package going to Carol-Anne.

The bookmark was easy enough to do.  Cut out two felt hearts, sew the bottom parts together.  Easy.  Even I could do it.  For the template, check out Simple Serendipities or you could just drawn your own heart if you aren't lacking in artistic abilities like I am.  She has a little picture on how to do the lazy daisy embroidery as well that is worth checking out if you're new to embroidery like I am.

This embroidered version was for my Valentine.  I figured that Carol-Anne would know it was handmade with that lop-sided daisy.  :)  I used the embroidery floss to stitch the two hearts together as well, and did it by hand to give it some contrast and texture.

I also tried a couple of bling versions.  For these two I used the sewing machine and a plain red thread.  For the glue, I used Gorilla glue.

I got a little sloppy with the glue on this heart.  See if you can spot where.

I kept the messy bling version for myself.  I like how the bookmark stays put and doesn't slide around.  This particular one might not be pretty, but it is entirely practical.

I imagine there are a hundred ways you could embellish your bookmark hearts and they really take no time at all to do.  Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Here is where I'm partying:
Share the Love Valentine LInk Party (Happy Hour Projects)
Make It Great Monday (Etcetorize)
More The Merrier (DIY Home Sweet Home)
Make The Scene Monday (Alderberry Hill)
Thriving on Thursdays (Domesblissity)
It's A Party (A Creative Princess)
Super Sweet Thursday Par-tay (Fabulously Flawed)
Taking Timeout Thursday (Mom on Timeout)
Blog Stalking (The Crafty Blogstalker)
Freestyle Friday (Happy Hour Projects)
Shine on Fridays (One Artsy Mama)
Link Greet Party (Country Momma Cooks)


Adrianne Surian said...

What a cute little bookmark, I love this idea!! It's a good thing hearts are sort of in-season year round, I am getting so many good ideas too late. :P

Unknown said...

How fun!! I think we may need some of these bookmarks too. They are really cute.

Anonymous said...

My worst habit is folding the bitty corners of my books. I think a pretty bookmark might prevent me from passing this habit onto the kids!

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Macey said...

I'm lmao'ing for reals at the iPod bookmark.

Kei said...

That's such a cute idea! Might have to make one! :D I have loads of bookmarks but sometimes end up using receipts too lol

momto8 said...

I think it is pretty and practical!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Too cute! Yeah, I'm a fold the corner over kind of girl. Maybe I need a bookmark!


So Cute ~
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Deana said...

Very cute....Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…Have a wonderful Sunday:)

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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