27 Before 27 – Raspberry and Chocolate

27 Before 27 - www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Good Morning Buttoneers! It’s that time of the week again where I magic out of a puff of smoke/magicians hat/glitter explosion the fourth brooch in my ’27 before 27′ blog challenge (you can see the original post here) How exciting!

This week I started out with my colour palette. I spent a long time sat on the floor with my big box of felty goodness, placing together pieces of felt until they just clicked.

I chose a raspberry-pink and a chocolate-brown because they oozed warmth and richness, they complimented each other well and I was inspired.

For the embroidery, I knew I wanted to use a totally different coloured embroidery thread to the felt but was unsure about the stitch itself. So out came my embroidery stitches book and I taught myself, after initial frustration and a lot of patience, the wheat ear stitch…

Wheat Ear Stitch Samples - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Wheat Ear Stitch Sample on Felt Petals - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Once I had got the hang of it, the stitch really started to flow, not to mention that I felt pretty proud of myself and a little bit clever for learning a more complicated stitch to what I was used to. 

Wheat Ear Stitched Pink Petals - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

The problem was that I loved the pale pink embroidery thread, but something wasn’t right. I tried the same stitch in a teal coloured embroidery thread and really liked it. 

Wheat Ear Stitch Sample on Felt Petals - Teal Version - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Wheat Ear Stitched Teal Petals - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

But, being the perfectionist I am, I couldn’t settle with the teal. I kept thinking about the pink. I was so indecisive about them that I was driving myself crazy, so I decided if I worked hard enough I could make twelve petals, six in pink, six in teal and then decide which I liked better when I had placed them all together, I would see it all more clearly that way. 

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Pink Felt Petals - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Teal Felt Petals - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Alternate Coloured Felt Petals - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

As you can see in the photographs, I played around with the different combinations and designs. I still didn’t know. Ahhh! So this week, there are two brooches for my fourth entry in this blog challenge. They are not different enough for me to be able to cheat and class them as two separate ones and I would feel a bit of a fraud presenting one of them again next week, so here you go…

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Felt Flower Brooches - Pastel Pink Side - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Felt Petals - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Felt Flower Brooches - Pastel Pink Side View - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch - Side View - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Felt Flower Brooches - Pastel Pink Version - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Raspberry and Chocolate Embroidered Felt Flower Brooches - Teal and Pastel Pink - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

So another one bites the dust! Four down, twenty three to go. I am still in love with this project, which I sometimes get a bit stressed about, but all in all I love the way it pushes me out of my comfort zone and out on to the creative roller-coaster of this challenge.

Embroidered Brooch No. 4 of 27 - 27 Before 27 - Raspberry and Chocolate at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

What do you think about these two? Do you have a favourite flower you would like featured as a felt embroidered brooch? How about a favourite embroidery stitch I could learn?

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

Love Rachel - Blog post Signature - www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

0 Comments

  1. Sharron
    February 7, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Hi Rachel, Lunch time is upon me once again and I am ready with my cup of tea and biscuits to hand, Your brooches are beautiful, I would have to go with the teal one , only because it would go with more items in my wardrobe, on the other hand if I went with the one with the pink thread I would have a good excuse to buy a new item of clothing that would match it.
    I must admit I love following your blog and look forward to seeing your new creations, and look forward to reading your other blog – workspace Wednesday,( I did like your bedroom makeover ) you just need to come up with blogs for, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and that’s my lunch breaks sorted.

    • February 7, 2014 / 3:48 pm

      Ooo thank you Sharron! I love so much that you enjoy and look forward to my posts 🙂 I do have a post every Monday too so you have another day to read now! I really couldn’t decide which I liked best but quite like that I have two designs out of one idea!

  2. Heidi hulbert
    February 7, 2014 / 10:25 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    Just to say your creations are amazing and I absolutely love them! You are obviously a very talented lady!!
    Can’t wait to see what you make next!

    Heidi xx

    • February 7, 2014 / 10:46 pm

      Hi Heidi,
      Thank you so much, that’s very sweet and made me smile! You can sign up on the right hand site of my website to follow by email if you want to see what next in my crafty adventures 🙂

Grab a cup of tea and chat to me! I'll click the kettle on...