Owl Bookmark

This little guy only took a day to make and is for a friend’s birthday. She really likes to read and I noticed she didn’t have a bookmark for the book she was currently reading. I thought it would be the perfect excuse to try out one of the patterns from Issue 262 of CrossStitcher. CrossStitcher suggested using plastic canvas for this design but as I didn’t have any to hand I used 14-count aida then cut out the owl leaving a 2 square border of material. I then attached it to a white piece of card (then length of which can be seen in the second and third pictures) using double-sided tape. Next I attached a second piece of card to the bottom section of the bookmark only to make it more stable and to ensure the owl section wouldn’t flop around if unsupported.

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Hope she likes it!

(The book I have photographed the bookmark in is a Jo Verso book I picked up from a charity shop. I really need to make my own sampler as she suggests as there are so many sweet designs in this and her other cross stitch books.)

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