The project itself was fairly easy, Kristy approached me with an idea she found on this blog: Simple Serendipities I was happy to take it on. Over one hundred book marks later I was tired of felt hearts and was trying desperately to make sure they were finished for the big day.
Start by cutting out 2 hearts of equal size. Pick a pattern to stitch in, one you like or one that means something to you. If you are going to do these in volume then pick something simple. My hands would cramp after stitching very many, holding the heart and stitching it was tough on the fingers. I suppose you could stitch a pattern on both sides but that would have been insane for the quantity that we needed to get finished, so one side was left blank.
We went with the lazy daisy and french knots in groups of three, pretty, simple and for her it was reminiscent of the Holy Trinity.
Next you want to stitch the hearts together, we went with the blanket stitch. This was a little tricky because while I could stitch the bottom point all together the tops of the hearts had to be stitched separately so there would be room for the page to fit in.
What I found worked best was, I needed to start at one side of the opening. Stitching over the back heart top, then when I reached the same spot on the other side I stitched both halves together down to the point and back up the other side. Then switched back to single layer for the front heart top, creating a pocket.
*Note, It is important to try to keep the stitches even when doing the blanket stitch, otherwise the heart won't sit on the page right.
There they are, a little army of bookmarks ready to be handed out as wedding favors.