My latest obsession is making embroidered felt brooches, I just love it. When the embroidery is going right and falls into place it is such a feeling of excitement and achievement. I am still trying to “loosen” my approach to stitching, and thought I would do a bit of a practice run of brooches, do a few different designs at once. The first thing I did was actually copy a brooch design belonging to Tiny Happy (www.tinyhappy.typepad.com), just to get some practice on a new type of stitch that I then used on the following pieces. Having said that I think I have spent more time in the past few days unpicking stitches than creating them!
I am pretty happy with the results, and two of them have gone to new homes with one being Marion’s Birthday gift (bottom left). The heart one went to Mia – a heart because I Love You, a flower because you’re beautiful, and two kisses just for you. She especially loves hers, it’s so wonderful how in awe children can be of something you have made – “is it for Mia? Wow”.