Trace cookie cutter for shape, work in negative space around shape after stitching tiny guideline of shape. Use a thread conditioner, Thread Heaven, on embroidery floss to prevent fraying; French knots or stab stitches used for effect.
Mo - great idea for new baby "book" shower floating bookshelf tutorial. I'm more impressed by all the amazing kids books than the idea of doing this in a kids room. I think this would be great in our upstairs nook