Embroidered Flowers with Buttons and Felt

Sorry I've been MIA in blog land for almost a week!! I've started up school again and my camera broke, so my blogging grove has been jumbled up. But, I'm back and have two adorable embroidery projects to share!



Embroidering is my new favorite craft of the moment. It all started with seeing this cute project on pinterest:


The project originally came from the blog Freckled Nest. Head over there for a more in depth tutorial.

Basically, all I did was arrange a cute pattern of buttons (the heart button came as a gift from Button Mad and all the others were flea market finds) and then drew out guide lines for their stems. 

I just used the most basic stitch which was a good idea for my first embroidery project!! Not super straight. Let's just say there is a slight breeze....I still think it turned out so cute!

The second project was also a copy cat. Here is the inspiration from Sidereal Day:

I started by free-hand drawing the stems and then stitched them using a chain stitch.

I cut out a whole bunch of little circles made out of felt.

And then stitched them on using a cross in the middle of each flower using yellow embroidery floss.

And that was all! Easy peasy stuff, but looks so cute!



Both of the projects are hanging up on the side of my desk in my new dorm room! (I'll share pics of that...at some point)

I think I'm addicted to embroidery now!!! There will probably be more projects coming soon!!

I'll be sharing this with all the link parties in my header including Today's Creative Blog, Serenity Now, and Christina's Adventures

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23 comments

  1. Super cute!! You did a great job! I love embroidery, too :) I have a few projects on my blog & I make patterns all the time. So fun!!

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  2. So cute! It even looks easy enough for my unskilled self to try.

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  3. They both look so sweet! Way to go, chick!

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  4. This is so adorable!!! I love your flowers! =)

    www.sewdivertimento.blogspot.com

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  5. Love them both! :) They are very cute!

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  6. cute cute! I may have to try the bottom one!

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  7. These are so cute. I also saw the button spring flowers and decided to try embroidering. It is also my new favorite thing :) I did a baby name thing but now I really want to try those flowers. They look beautiful!
    Rachel

    (Also I would love it if you would stop by and share this at the link party going on now at Lines Across My Face)
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-7.html

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  8. Ack! Those are just too stinkin' cute!!

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  9. You can embroider me an owl :)

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  10. SO CUTE!
    I wondered where you were. :)

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  11. What a beautiful hoop, the one with the felt poppies!!! I love the colors!

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  12. so cute! LOVE the felt flowers, and the buttons are adorable! *I just love buttons*.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Aww these are so cute! They would look adorable in a little girl's bedroom! So sweet!

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  14. These are so cute! Great job! And I'm glad you're back too! :) Have a great semester!

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  15. LOVE!! I have wanted to learn how to embroider for so long! I have a gazillion of those hoops- maybe this can be my first attempt because they are SO CUTE!!!

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  16. Very cute! I recently used an embroidery hoop in a project on my blog too--they are everywhere huh :)

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  17. Hello, I’m Carmen from RoCa and Company and I would like to personally invite you to our new Rockin’ link party every Friday. I really like these embroidery ideas...I'm gonna have to copy this but embroider a denim bag or a shirt for my daughter.

    So, anyway, hope to see you at our Rockin party on Friday...come on over and show us what you got...

    Thanks,

    Carmen @
    RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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