27 Before 27 – Sage & Onion

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Hello there lovely Buttoneers! Hope you had a lovely break over the bank holiday (or the weekend if you didn’t get an extra day!) To be honest, it didn’t really feel like a holiday to me as we are still boxing up the house and studio for the big move! However, I am still embroidering these felt brooches as I am determined to complete this ’27 before 27′ blog challenge, especially now that the end is so near that I can almost taste it!

If you are a newbie Buttoneer you should pop over and read all about my ’27 before 27′ blog challenge.

Today’s brooch I have for you ‘Sage & Onion’. I found these lovely shades of felty goodness while browsing trying not to buy the whole shop/figuring out how I could actually live there in Hobbycraft a few weeks ago.

I loved how they made me think of herby sage hues and layered onion tones. The pastel colours looked so dreamy when lay together that I just knew they would make a lovely soft pairing.

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

 

I wanted the petals to have a really organic feel to them to keep with the ‘Sage & Onion’ theme, much like I did with ‘Tangerine’ and ‘Monochrome’, so I cut them free-hand and made them all individual and unique. 

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

 

When choosing an embroidery thread, I didn’t want anything to stand out too much and searched for a colour that would be in-keeping with the brooches name and colours. In the end I chose an onion skin brown to really compliment the creamy beige felt and not over power the sage. I also hunted down these two buttons as ideas for a centrepiece that would really go with the embroidery thread and bring the brooch together. 

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

I chose to stitch a threaded back stitch around the creamy beige felt and through to the sage felt to hold the two coloured petals together. I love the threaded part intertwining in and out between the back stitch, softening the lines and keeping that organic motion across the petals. 

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Even though the embroidery for this brooch was a repetitive one, it was really quite therapeutic and I sat happily running the stitch around the petals. When I came to piece them all together though, I found that I had sewn far too many petals! I imagined the brooch to have a lot more petals but because of the two petals together, the thickness really bulked out the flower. I chose to piece them together in a sort of cabbage formation and I am so glad I did.

I am so in love with the natural form this brooch took and how plant-like it seems to be, as if it grew right here on my desk like a succulent.

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

I added the button centrepiece to the middle and it all really came together. I chose the Beige coloured chunky button as I loved that it blended well with the felt and merged it all towards the centre. 

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

The bonus part of getting a bit stitch-happy and sewing far too many petals was that I had enough for a second, smaller brooch, which also meant that I got to keep the second button centrepiece!

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Sage & Onion is embroidered felt brooch No.25 in the ’27 Before 27’ blog challenge at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

I don’t think I can choose which one I like the best! I chose the first one for the ’27 before 27′ final countdown image as it was the largest and was the one I made first! I really do love the organic look of this embroidered felt brooch. 

Which is your favourite out of the two? I really can’t decide! Can you believe that there are only two more brooches to go!! Its seriously crazy pants!  Which is your favourite so far? I would love to hear all about it! 

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