On my workspace this Wednesday is my first felt brooch for my ’27 Before 27′ blog challenge. After a visit to my local fabric shop on Friday after posting about the start of my challenge, I found myself totally inspired by these beautiful vintage-style pearl and gold coloured buttons. Saying I love then seems like an understatement and I am so glad I bought them – in fact I actually bought the last 12 in the shop because I couldn’t bear them selling out and I didn’t own them all! Thank god they didn’t have thousands, although I am sure I will regret saying that when I have used them all up.
Maybe I will just keep one to sit on my desk and look ever so pretty!
I am playing around with different ideas, but have started to put together a Daisy flower shape with little felt petals and playing around with how to embroider them. The buttons are intricate around the outside of the pearl middle section and this made me think of a daisy and how fragile they look. This is something I wanted to bring out in the brooch itself and after a lot of trial and error with different stitches, I ended up loving a simple chain stitch for part of the petal and leaving the tip to just be felt.
There is a lot of embroidery left to go before this is brooch is complete but I am enjoying the challenge, even though I think I may have jumped into the deep end with the first brooch! I am excited to see how the finished product turns out.
What do you think so far? Any suggestions for future brooch designs for my ’27 Before 27′ blog challenge?
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!