There are moments you start working on something and you know just from the get-go that this is not going to be the smoothest project you ever worked on. As a matter of fact, this was so far from starting off smoothly, I figured the whole thing would be a wash. It's true that it didn't turn out exactly as I wished, but I'm hesitant to call it a craft fail. After all, I got what I was going for: a bookmark made out of felt with an embroidered design on it.
Not too bad, right? Does it look like a peacock feather to you, because that's what it is. The pattern is actually from an Aimee Ray book, Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection. I photocopied it and that's when it all started going downhill.