Tuesday, 15 November 2011

another felt flower

Making the Rememberance day poppies (yes, more than one, mum saw mine at the craft show and wanted one for herself!) made me want to make more felt flowers.  I found a template in Sew Fabulous Fabric by Alice Butcher and I was off!  I had a bit of a problem as I couldn't figure out how to scale patterns up on my printer/scanner/photocopier which was a bit of a pain in the arse.


I used a couple of pieces of dark red wool felt and a pink piece and added some stitching and a button I found in my button jar.  I quite like it and I've worn it a few times as it matches one of my tops pretty well.


I'd seen a lovely neat brooch back on Pinterest (sorry, I don't have the link) and thought I'd give it a go rather than just sewing the back on.  Much neater.  I'll be making more of these!  I'm going to try combining the felt with fabric next time but who knows when next time will be as I have such a massive to-do list as it is without adding flower brooches to it!

I've been away for the weekend, which is why this is such a short post with not much content!  It was my mum's birthday on the 9th and mine on the 12th so we all went away to Beamish for the weekend.  I assume we had a good time but I don't know for certain as I'm writing this before I go to make sure I've got something to post the day after we get back!



8 comments:

The Dotty One said...

Your flower is really sweet - I can see something like that looking great on the lapel (is that how you spell it?!) of a winter coat.
I hope you and your mum has a lovely birthday and weekend away.

Joysze said...

Love it, it's beautiful. :)

Allie said...

That is so darling, girl! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your mum!!!

Laurie said...

I do a lot of felt work myself Wendy, these are soo cute!!

Lisa Leggett said...

I love your felt flower, it's adorable! I've always had a soft spot for 5 petal flowers, this one is terrific. Isn't felt the best to work with? I've recently had a few felty projects of my own again, I love how easy it is. Just wish it was easy to transfer embroidery patterns onto. Ah well... Anyway, love that broach!!

Jamie said...

Beautiful.

AllieMakes! said...

Super cute! Lovely job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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marissa said...

so cute and the way you sewed the back on is really cool! I'd love it if you'd add this to my link party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com