Saturday, April 17, 2010

Birds Bookmark

I finished the companion piece to my Squirrel Bookmark. This is from the same Donna Kooler book. I think I actually like this design better. It was fun to stitch and a bit of back-stitching made the birds pop better.

Someone asked how I do these. I fold the short ends to the back and use Stitch Witchery to fuse them to the back of the stitching. Then I do the same for the sides, but turn down each of the 4 corners diagonally first (just as if you were wrapping a package). The sides are wide enough to cover the back and meet in the middle. Then I use Stitch Witchery to fuse the ribbon to the back. Quick and simple. No raw edges or stitched back is showing.

Both bookmarks are now at the Stitching Post, the closest LNS to me that is participating in the Stitching for Literacy campaign.

19 comments:

Nancy said...

I love stitched birds, and this is absolutely beautiful!

Mylene said...

Your bookmark finish looks lovely. Congrats!!

Elaine said...

Beautiful bookmark Annie, love the design you chose.

Annette said...

What a lovely bookmark.

Enjoy the lovely weather, have a nice weeknd

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Very nice job, Annie! It's a beautiful bookmark.

Pumpkin said...

Brilliant! At least you don't have a mutant bird in this one ;o)

staci said...

Cute bookmark! Everytime I see one, it reminds me that I need some of these ;)

Saritha said...

That is such a beauiful bookmark!!

nima said...

wow..looks lovely...

Miss 376 said...

Oh, I like this one

KarenV said...

That's lovely - great design and finishing!

Carol said...

Both of your "Stitching for Literacy" bookmarks are so pretty, Annie. Gosh--you had to get them all the way to Baltimore?! That is so nice of you to stitch them for a good cause.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching and finishing! These bookmark designs are great!

Deb said...

Very pretty Annie. It's a wonderful bookmark!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely bookmark =)

Jackie said...

I love the bookmark! The little bit of back stitching really makes the birds pop. I love to read and how nice it would be to open a book and see such a beautiful bookmark.

Siobhan said...

I love it! That is a really pretty bookmark, and for a great cause. Good for you, Annie!

Barbara said...

Oh I just love this!!

mainely stitching said...

(That Barbara is me. Wrong account again. Grrr.)