27 Before 27 – ‘Daisy Daisy’

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I have completed the first felt embroidered brooch of the ’27 Before 27′ blog challenge! Yeay! If you missed this blog post you can find it here.

I know its only early days but I am so excited to see how this pans out. I found I was a lot more adventurous with my design idea as I wasn’t constrained to the design I was working on before here. With the ‘Blue &White’ brooches, I made about eight of them.

I quickly learnt that this is only the way to go if I wanted to get fed up, bored of my design and become a handmade making machine!

This time around it was so refreshing to be able to be inspired the vintage style buttons I had found in my little local fabric shop (I talk more about them here). It was refreshing to start a design with endless possibilities. I found this expanded my creative thought processes and created new ideas for further embroidered felt brooch designs by making me step outside the comfort zone I had created with my previous ‘Got to keep making’ mind set. 

So, it all started with a little button…

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…and turned into my favourite felt embroidered brooch yet.

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I love how the petals are malleable. You can mould them slightly so that they close in and look like real petals which have the strength to hold themselves and stay there because of the dainty chain stitch. The centre of the brooch was the biggest challenge as I had to figure out how to stitch on the button as well as attaching the petals, which is how the small centre petals came about as a joiner. Turns out, I love this bit the most.

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I then added the brooch fixture to the back and really love the embroidery left raw to see the pretty little stitches on the back too.

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One down, 26 to go! 

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What do you all think? Are you excited to see how this blog challenge pans out?

I sure am. 

Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!

Love Rachel signature - That Crafty Kid, Creative Entrepreneur and Head Buttoneer at www.elistonbutton.com

0 Comments

  1. Sharron
    January 17, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, By pure coincidence I am sat here drinking a lovely cup of tea and I get a ping from your blog say Daisy Daisy, which happens to be my favourite flower ! So I must have one please 🙂

    • January 17, 2014 / 2:11 pm

      Aww! See it was meant to be! I will put them all in my Etsy store at the end of the blog challenge in June so keep your eyes peeled if you like it! I am only making one of each but if some are more popular than others I may be temped to make more if I have time. Thank you for reading! 😀

  2. Joy
    January 17, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Fresh as a daisy! Beautiful and inspiring thoughts of spring. Each petal reflects the dedication and love of your work-keep going Sunshine.

    • January 17, 2014 / 3:00 pm

      Aww! Thank you Mom! So glad you like them 😀

  3. Saree
    January 17, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Beautiful! If this is what the first one is like, I can’t wait to see all the others 🙂

    • January 17, 2014 / 3:01 pm

      Me to Saree! I am a little nervous now – 27 is A LOT! eeep!

  4. January 17, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Oh my God I want it! Very gorgeous x

  5. January 17, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    So beautiful! Well done on finishing your first one lovely! 🙂

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