Thanks to Cafe Breaks for this collaboration and the reminder to take 5 minutes for a quick indulgence #LoveCafeBreaks
Never be caught without a good book, and never lose your place with this Feather Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern!
Even though all my kids are school aged, because I homeschool Oldest Twin I’ve got kids with me all day long. However, even in the hustle and bustle of daily life I’m making it a priority to take a few minutes to myself.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you know that I’m a bibliophile. And a crafter. My favorite things to do when I get a few quiet minutes is make a craft or read a book! And sometimes I even get to combine the two.
I love bookmarks. Especially when I’m reading an actual hardback book. I’ve been reading a lot of Victorian era books lately (like the Brontes) and a needlepoint bookmark seemed like a great partner for a book of that era.
I decided to go with a fairly simple feather for this bookmark. The fact that a feather is pretty long and thin fits perfectly with the shape of a bookmark as well.
I went super simple for this project. A piece of cross stitch fabric, a needle, and some gray embroidery thread. Going with one color also made it easy to be able to put down the project as needed. Sometimes you only get a few minutes here and there to craft (or read).
You know what else goes great with reading or crafting? A snack. Make your you time more indulgent with the new Café Breaks pudding cups. They’ve got your favorite flavors: Mocha Latte, Caramel Latte, Chai Latte, and French Vanilla Latte. I picked up a package in the snack aisle at Kroger. 100 calories or less per cup, gluten free, and it’s an indulgence that won’t break the bank!
Once I was finished with the cross stitch feather I used double stick fusible web to attach another piece of fabric to the cloth. Iron the two pieces together to fuse them and then I trimmed the backing fabric to make sure everything was even. You can also use a little no fray spray to prevent the edges from fraying. No sewing makes the project faster!
How do you spend 5 quiet minutes to yourself? Let me know!