I've been so inspired to get busy on some projects while reading Handmade Home, it was due back at the library today so I wanted to quickly finish the bookmark while I still had the book on hand. Yesterday, after a fun homelearner wood carving class here, the boys and I sat in front of the fire (all those whittling chips to use up!) and did some crafting. Since I'm new to embroidery I wanted to keep it quite simple. W drew a stick figure of my mom for me.
I embroidered it onto a small piece of plain fabric I had leftover from making shopping bags.
And here's the fun part, I went to look through my scrap bag, most of which has come from my mom, and found this bit of fabric.
This is a leftover bit from a nightgown she made for herself when she was pregnant with me - over 40 years ago. I know because she saved the nightgown (it was special to her!) and gave it to me a few years ago. I decided to use this for the backing of the bookmark and was quite pleased that the embroidery thread I had used matched the little berries just so.
And since I couldn't find my ribbon box in my very messy, very unorganized, I really need to stop crafting and take some time to organize the craft supplies not quite unpacked yet crafting room, I used a bit of linen to make my own tab for the top of the bookmark. A fun little project that will have an extra special meaning for my mom.