Yay, the Sun is finally shining! Spring is here and when the daffodils are at their best the car-boot sales start- wonderful places to pick up some buttony bargains. It can be difficult getting up early on a Sunday morning but with the sunlight bursting through the curtains we decided to go to our first this year. It was not a disappointment. The hubby spotted a Quality Street tin, often a great sign, and sure enough it contained buttons. I love taking them home and sorting through them, it's not quite the same when they're already sorted. There was a card labelled with "Fashionable Buttons, Made in England" with 3 yellow buttons still attached priced at 6p. The best before date on the tin is Oct 1988 and it was still Mackintosh Quality Street back then.
Flower Brooch Tutorial
You will need- felt for the flower in colour of your choice- roughly 20cm x 20cm, green felt for the leaves- 6cm x 5cm , brooch finding, needle and matching thread
Instructions continue after the break. . . . .
Cut a strip of the felt out about 20cm long and 4cm high. Then cut it in half length ways
in a wavy line. This really doesn't have to be even or symmetrical, in fact it is better if
it is not.
Using the remaining felt cut out 6 small petals- approx 2.5cm high x 2.5cm at the widest
part, 6 medium petals- approx 3.5cm high x 3.5cm wide, and 6 large petals- approx 4.5cm high
x 4.5cm wide.
Roll one side of the wiggly strip up length ways, secure with a couple of stitches on the
flat side. Roll the second length around the first again securing at the end with a few
stitches on the bottom "flat" edge.
Repeat the above step with the medium sized petals, again with each medium petal slightly
overlapping the last.
Thanks for reading! Please get in touch if you have any questions. I'd love to see yours if you make one.
Craft In Earnest! x Craftin' Ernest