Back in December I mentioned in this post I had some cross stitch bookmarks to complete for the grandkids. All the older ones are huge fans of Harry Potter. So I picked up a couple of patterns on Etsy from here and made them all bookmarks. Mine are backed with interfacing and felt, then sewn together.
These are for the three in Brampton:
I love them, and hope the grands will love them too. Each one is slightly different, as I mixed up the patterns. It's their dad's birthday this month, so will pop them in the envelope with his card.
Now I did say back in the WIP post, that I wasn't going to buy any other supplies, but caved in when I discovered Bothy Threads. They were having their semi or possibly annual sale back in January, and after checking prices here in Canada and the States, it was cheaper to buy things from them; plus I got free shipping!!
The only snag I hit was that after I ordered everything I got an email from them to say that the Royal Mail wasn't picking up parcels that had to be shipped out internationally. It all had to do with the strikes they were having. Anyhow I got another email at the end of January to say it had been shipped out. So I will be on the lookout for my parcel. I am super excited about what I ordered.
So another project done, now onto something else!! Trying to get a few things made before gardening season starts in a couple of months.
Made a start on this on Monday, just the back stitch to do on this daffodil:I was looking through some old magazines and found this free kit in one for some mini cards, that I hadn't completed.