Hello lovely Buttoneers! How am I at makes 26 and 27 out of 30 already!? I feel like the last few have flown by and now I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel a teeny bit more, but at the same time feel like it’s a bit all systems go to make and complete this blog challenge – I just hope after all of this, I can do it!
If you are new *Waves Hello!* grab a cup of tea and learn all about my Create 30 blog challenge to catch up!
After making 25 different doses of creative goodness and adding those little handmade treasures to my Etsy Shop, I got to a point where I had no idea what to make next, let alone for the next 5 makes!
I sat down with a cup of tea and looked back over my Etsy shop, browsing through each item I’ve made and how I felt about it then while I was in the creative making process and how I feel about it now…
These can sometimes be pretty different depending on the hours put in to a make and my initial feelings (generally overly critical!) and how well received they are by you lovelies too.
I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but I blooming love making embroidered felt brooches. I loved it waaaaaaaay back in my very first blog challenge – 27 Before 27 where I made 27 different felt flowers before I turned 27 – *Squeal* I was just a kid! Haha! I loved it when I made matching Hair Grips and Earrings and Hair Comb Slides in my Create 28 blog challenge a few years ago. I loved revisiting them for Create 30 – No. 14 – Blue and White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch back in January. I love the whole process from hand selecting the felt and the colours, to choosing the centre piece (which usually involves trawling through several hundred buttons – such a chore 😉 )
I love embroidering each individual petal and bringing them all together at the end and securing the brooch back on with delicate little stitches to make them all safe and sound. I love it.
So it became a bit of a no-brainer. Two more embroidered felt flower brooches it was – Which makes me feel way better about saying goodbye to the little felty flowers that made it out into the wild for an adventure in new homes!
So, without further ado…Here is Create 30 – No. 26 & 27 – Embroidered Felt Flower Brooches…
In this first embroidered felt flower brooch, rich purple felt and deep raspberry pink embroidery thread come together to create an eye catching accessory. It is sure to dazzle and add a gorgeous splash of colour to any outfit with its soft, felty goodness and create compliments everywhere you go!
Beautiful purple felt has been lovingly cut into six petal shapes that come to a point at the top. Each of these petals closely hug six beautiful heart shaped petals that are delicately edged and hand embroidered with a whimsical lace-like stitch that splashes a pop of colour across its deep tactile background. This also gives them a bold and bright outline and allows the finished brooch to stand out, even against a coordinating purple top or scarf!
Each of the petals are sewn together and brought to the centre with an elegant silver coloured button centre piece, ornate with shades of pink, purple and red gems around the outside.
The gems surround a beautiful silver coloured detail and a deep purple stone in the centre which draws your eye across the whole flower brooch to the treasure within!