I had a small portion of waste fabric from my latest work, so I showed my ambition and made a bookmark with it. I'm running out of books to put all my bookmarks in, by the way.
On 14 count oatmeal aida with 3 colors: DMC 498, 798, and 996. The big word is with 2 strands, the backstitching is a single strand. I put my signature on the back.
I use 2 pieces of fabric and stitch them together with the border, thereby making a pocket within the bookmark. I like using a sturdy wooden insert, like a tongue depresser, to seal up in the bookmark, which allows a reader to rest the bookmark under his or her thumb across the center of a book and keep the book open while he or she reads. I was all out of wood, so I just put a bit of card stock in there (also the remnants of another craft, R-E-C-Y-C-L-E) to stiffen it up.
Any advice on hiding where I ended off on the back? It always looks a little messy and I find it difficult to hide it on the inside.
Aww, nuts, I just realized I forgot to date it.