27 Before 27 – Zig-a-Zig-ah!

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“I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zig-a-zig-ah”

Now I have you singing along into your hairbrush wearing your tie dye tshirt, pedal pushers and jelly shoes to the Spice Girls, I feel you are now in the right frame of mind for embroidered felt brooch No.24 in my ’27 before 27′ blog challenge! If this is your first time to Eliston Button or you are a newbie Buttoneer, catch up and read about the ’27 before 27′ challenge here. 

I wanted a bright pop of hot pink colour to contrast a brilliant, bright white to combine together in a fresh, fun and fabulous colour combination.

Hot Pink and Crisp White Felt Squares - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I started out by cutting out tulip-like petal shapes in the two coloured felt sheets.

Hot Pink Hand Cut Felt Flower Petals - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Hot Pink and Crisp White Felt Flower Petals - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I wanted these colours to be the only colours in this brooch so that it really grabbed your attention, so I chose embroidery thread in the same tones.

Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidery Thread - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I decided to keep the stitches simple yet eye-catching. I had in mind a zig-zag chevron that ran alongside the zig-zags of the petal shapes so used a back stitch to edge the felt in white. I followed this with a hot pink line and then closed around it in white back stitch again to form three lines. I love this effect! It is really effective and I like the way the two white lines almost frame the pink yet don’t allow their colour to wash into the felt, but add texture.

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch - Embroidered Petals - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Along the same lines of keeping the hot pink and white theme I found this beautiful multi-faceted hot pink button that just oozes colour, texture and light-catching qualities. It is one of my favourites.

I just know that as a kid I would have clutched this button in my chubby little hand and held it tight like it was treasure!

Pink Multifaceted Button  - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Petals and Pink Button Centrepiece - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I love how the central button brings all of the lovely pink parts of the brooch together neatly into the centre for that final surge of colour. 

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch - Petal Detail - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch - Dimensional Details - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I am also a little obsessed with how the three tracks of stitches give the felt petals a bit of strength to hold their own and give a real depth to the flower brooch. 

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch Close Up - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch - Centrepiece Details - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Zig-a-Zig-Ah! Hot Pink and Crisp White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch - Back Detail - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch No.24 of 27 - 27 Before 27 - Zig-a-Zig-ah! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I know I probably say this every time, but I think I am going to really struggle to part with some of these brooches come Etsy Shop opening in June! I now have an official shop opening date now too! It’s so exciting! I will share with you all in my final ’27 before 27′ blog post on the 11th June (Which is *cough cough* MY BIRTHDAY!! *nudge wink*) So stay tuned!

I can’t believe how far I have come towards the end of this challenge. Only three more embroidered brooches to go! I am still super excited to complete this challenge and see what’s in store but am also excited to plan new projects, create new things and see where Eliston Button will take me next.

Which is your favourite brooch so far? Is there a particular stitch you love? I would love to hear all about it!

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

I will be back with the next brooch on Tuesday next week because we have a bank holiday here in the UK on Monday, which for me will be filled with boxing up more of my house and the studio ready for the big move! 

 

 

 

 

 

0 Comments

    • May 23, 2014 / 9:22 pm

      Aww! Thank you so much lovely! Although they are more me showing my creative process than a tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  1. May 26, 2014 / 5:37 am

    Congrats on reaching 24! You are so close to the finish line, Rachel, I’m so proud of you. And also…congrats on having your shop opening date! Your brooches are so divine…especially this tulip-y pink wonder. You had me at “zig-a-zig-ah!”

    • May 26, 2014 / 10:03 am

      Awww! Thank you so much lovely! It’s crazy that I actually have a chance of completing the challenge!! It’s gone so fast! I am so happy you like them all 🙂 thank you heapsicles for stopping by!

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