May I present to you all…my super fancy-schmancy “Victorian Lavender Bookmark”?
This Scottish Heritage bookmark kit was on my Christmas wish list and my SIL made it happen. I just got around to stitching it this past week.
Size: around 2 x 7.5 inches?
Fabric: It was in a kit and didn’t specify. It felt kinda big so I’m going to guess 11ct Aida.
Pattern: It was a Scottish Heritage kit called “Victorian Lavender Bookmark”. Lovely little kit with everything you needed.
Fun Factor: It stitched up pretty quick and I loved all the different purples. It’s hard to tell but there’s stitches over the different purples in the lavender blooms and it really gives it dimension. Oh, and IT’S SCENTED! I filled between the layers with a bit of lavender from last year’s garden! When you open your book it smells divine! No clue whether this is good for the bookmark or the book but I’m going to take my chances. I’m a quick reader so it doesn’t stay in long.
Not-So-Fun Factor: Part of this pattern has you stitching white on white and UGH. So hard to see. Had to break out my glasses for that part.
Changes: Came with a tassel which I didn’t use. I took the suggestion to put “paper” between the layers so the darker backing wouldn’t show through the front. Instead of paper I cut two pieces of cardstock and glued them together to make the bookmark a bit more stiff.
One of the best parts is that it’s for me! I feel like I never would make myself a fancy bookmark so I feel spoiled every time I pick it up.
And now for the pictures!
Thanks for looking!