Over the weekend, I stitched a sweet little gift for the most gentle and beautiful and resilient person I know. My Mum! She will celebrate another birthday soon and I wanted to make her a special little present to wrap up with my love. So, I made this:
The little fabric bookmark I made for my Mum sits atop a beautiful book.
This little fabric bookmark, made using a free download embroidery pattern from the very talented Jenny of Elephantz, took just an afternoon to make. A bookmark makes the perfect gift for someone like my Mum who is an avid reader. I chose brightly coloured threads as I know my Mum loves these colours but Jenny's exemplar shows how lovely this little bookmark is when stitched in softer hues. The flowers and tiny strawberries on the co-ordinating fabric are like those in my Mum's beloved garden and the bird represents all those feathered friends that visit and who are welcomed with delight. Lastly, there's that special word, "Mum".
The stitching on my Mum's gift.
A soft fabric marker for tucking into the pages of a book. A sweet and simple handmade gift for someone I love. The kind of gift that I feel fits in with the simple and slower life I'm crafting here. Do you make handmade gifts too?