Monday, February 28, 2011

Carrot Bookmark

My next bookmark for the Stitchers for Literacy Challenge is complete. I knew when I saw the 2010 Carrot by Cross-eyed Cricket that I would eventually make it into a bookmark. I stitched it on some white linen from Vikki Clayton that she offered at an irresistibly low price some time ago. It's 36 count and nice to stitch on. I should have used some stiff interfacing though. The grosgrain ribbon I used on the back still leaves it a bit floppy. But a floppy bookmark can still mark a page. It would have been cute to finish this up in a carrot shape, but I didn't think I really could pull that off successfully. So when those two little bunnies caught sight of the white space at the bottom of the rectangular bookmark, they just jumped right on! I added the border too to give a nice finished edge. I think I'll stitch one more design for this project while I wait for an online order to arrive with a new pattern to stitch for Love Quilts.

31 comments:

Rachel S said...

That is so darling. I'd never have thought to use that design that way. Great job!

Margaret said...

Ok, that is adorable! I love it! Great finish!

mainely stitching said...

Annie, it's fantastic! You are so clever!!

♥ Nia said...

Adorable Annie!! :D
Hugs&Smiles

zoomcity said...

Annie, it's beautiful. I love that design so much. Great job!

Ranae said...

That's the best carrot design I have seen so far, love it!
Nice finish!

Jan said...

OMG that is so cute! Great finish.

Rachel said...

Wonderful bookmark! Great finish

Vinniey said...

Beautiful bookmark you've made, Annie. This carrot design is too cute. Especially love the top part of the design. :)

mbroider said...

That is very cute Annie!! You in a bookmark stitching spree??!!!

Have fun

Miss 376 said...

I love it, and there's nothing wrong with floppy bookmarks

KarenV said...

I love this! The border and the bunnies finish it off perfectly!

Farm Girl said...

What a gorgeous design. I think your bunnies really make it!

Vonna said...

That is darling, darling, darling~!

Nancy said...

I love that carrot! I think it makes a beautiful bookmark.

Carol said...

You have a good eye, Annie! I would never have thought to use that design for a bookmark, but it works perfectly. And the little rabbits look right at home eyeing the carrot of their dreams :)

Pumpkin said...

Adorable Annie!

staci said...

I LOVE this one! Soooo cute!

Melanie said...

Super cute!! :)

Annette said...

What a cute bookmark.
Beautifull white fabric

Karen said...

It's beautiful,I love it!

TammyK said...

It's such a cute design. Great finish :)

Cindi Loo Who said...

Just Darling. I love your ideas!

umintsuru said...

Very, very pretty. I love this bookmark. Such a delight!!

Elaine said...

Aww that is just gorgeous Annie!

Mylene said...

A beautiful design and perfectly finish. Well done!!

Anne said...

Hi Annie! Yummie carrot! I love carrots and yours is yummie to the eyes. good work!!

Alisa said...

Love the carrot bookmark...really nicely done!

Siobhan said...

That is SOOOO cute! I just love that carrot, and the idea of adding the bunnies--too cute.

Patty said...

I love it!

nima said...

lovely bookmark..beautiful finishing