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.
delicate embroidery, Grandma J's home filled with beautiful hand sewing & stitchery. "Mary Francis" always surrounded herself with beautiful handmade things. I beleive my sister inherited that trait of needlework & immagination from her.