1/14/2014

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:



And this:
 (I could be here all night sharing felty lovelies.)







I'm off now to "do my best"...

;)

See you soon lovers.





6 comments:

  1. That is really fun with the bright colors. That is one thing nice about felt, you can cut smaller pieces without having it fall apart.
    I would think you could use a fusible though, if it is really tiny.

    Debbie

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  2. I bet you could find a scrapbooker or paper crafter with a Big Shot (or other manual die cutter) with little flower dies.

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  3. Your skull looks fab, your being far too hard on your self.

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  4. Yours is just as good, better because theirs is too perfect, made in China you know.If someone want perfect tell them to buy from China(Wallmart) and yes a die cut does that perfection stuff.

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  5. Not sure I'd have the patience for cutting out small shapes, let alone hand sewing them on!! Look fab, as do your Hearts :)

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  6. Oooh, this is so cute! And all the felt inspiration is yummy!

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