Felt scraps, sequins, embroidery = sugar skull brooch
It is always time for Sugar Skulls in Hippie Land. Dia de los Muertos, Calaveras, skullies, whatever you call them... j'adore.
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This was my first go. I plan on practicing some more, one can never have too many sugar skull adornments.
Ahh...I can barely even say that out loud... it hurts a little. hahahhaa
I have learned to buy quality felt, usually I buy the 100% wool felt which has a lovely hand to it. I buy mine mostly from The Felt Fairy . She never disappoints-- the quality is exceptional, and she is a fast shipper. (Bonus for spur of the moment crafters like me.)
I also learned the blanket stitch just for this project--can you believe it's taken me so long to just sit down and do it? I cannot believe myself sometimes.... ....
It's a matter of patience. And time. And children. And and and and.... Yeah, I know you know.
HERE is the tutorial I used for the blanket stitch, in case you need it.
The inspiration: I hesitate to show you because they are SO much better. (LOL)
How did they cut those tiny flowers out?!
I don't have huge man hands or anything, and I seriously struggled cutting my shapes out. I struggled with the size of the skull too. Eh.
Anywho.. .. .. ..
I'm thinking of making brooches kind of like these for Valentine's Day:
What do you make with your felty bits?
I am forever pinning felt goodies to make. Feel free to follow me here.
I love this:
(I could be here all night sharing felty lovelies.)
I'm off now to "do my best"...
See you soon lovers.