Hearts in Glass Vase Bookmark

Artfully Carin: Hearts in a Glass vase cross-stitch bookmark

We’re in the middle of a heat wave at the moment and I find myself preferring cross-stitching, reading or, better still, napping in the shade to spending time in the studio.  

This lovely Hearts in Glass Vase bookmark is a Michael Powell design on 14 count cream Aida. Michael makes the most amazing whimsical art work which is also made into cross-stitch kits and patterns. And this bookmark of his will make a wonderful addition to my growing bookmark collection.


  1. Hi Carin!
    first of all I wanted to thank you for coming by to see me as often as you do! I truly appreciate that!
    and as far as bookmarks go…I love making them, using them, collecting them too!
    this one is adorable!
    hope you stay cool in the shade darling!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  2. I love it! I was in a craft store yesterday and saw some kits like this. I almost bought one but thought, “don’t you dare” – as I know that the last thing I need right now is to get addicted to another hobby! But I am really attracted to this, and I know that I will one day succumb . . . It is so whimsical and fun.
    Hot here too – around 110 yesterday (we live in the desert!). Thank you for your sweet comments yesterday and I hope you’re feeling well! xo

  3. mandy snow says:

    this is so cute…i tried doing a big noahh’s ark cross stitch for my twins when i needed to rest in hospital before i had them…i did a little mistake and never finished it…halfway through i was too…lol…xxx

  4. Cute! If you need to get rid of any bookmarks, you can send one my way! Thank you for always leaving such wonderful comments for me! And yes, you have branched out into canvas and I LOVE IT!! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  5. this is very sweet. you’ve done a lpvely job. hard for me not to like a bookmark too.
    as i know nothing of cross-stitch… do you prepare the base? or is that cut already? like the edging i see….

  6. Thank you, yourself! I appreciate your visits a lot too! And thanks for your kind words!

  7. Thanks Kristin! Yes, it IS definitely addictive! I usually get around it by doing art during the day when Aoife is at preschool, and cross-stitch at night in front of the tv.

  8. I have a couple like that too Mandy. In fact I have a sewing basket full of cross-stitches I’ve yet to finish because I lost interest half way through. I think its longest resident has been there 10 years!

  9. Thank you so much Esther! I’m slowly feeling my energy returning now so hope to spend some time in the studio next week. The canvas definitely beckons!

  10. Thanks Mon!
    When you buy kits, like I mostly do, you tend to get the fabric precut and prepared (plus whatever threads, needles, beads, etc you may need for that particular design), but most good needlecraft shops would sell strips of fabric suitable for bookmarks separately too (i.e. cut to size with the edging already prepared)

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