Have you ever been over to Allison’s blog, Little Lovelies? It is one of my favorites! She has some excellent tutorials – especially for embroidery and cross stitch that you will definitely want to check out.
When trying to figure out what to make my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day, I was stumped. I came across a tutorial for felt flower bookmarks by Allison at Thirty Handmade Days, and I knew it would be perfect. My mother-in-law is an avid reader. She also loves cats, so I adapted the tutorial from a heart to cat. I am pretty pleased with the result.
I followed Allison’s tutorial. The only changes I made, was that I obviously used a cat for my inspiration. I did a Google image search for ‘cat coloring pages’. This was the first one that popped up.
via Google Images
I saved the image, inserted it into a word document and shrunk the image down to the size I wanted. I cut out the image and used it to trace the front and back pieces of felt. I added some embroidery details and then hot glued them onto the paper clip.
Using the card that was shown on the original tutorial as inspiration, I made a card for the bookmark to be displayed on. I created the file in My Memories software.
I think my mother-in-law is really going to love it. Did you make anything for Mother’s Day this year? I would love to see your ideas!
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