A few weeks ago I noticed this post and straight away I wanted to make my own felt brooch. It looked simple enough even for me (ahem). So this evening I gathered my felt and craft supplies and decided to make my own.
I should know by now that nothing is ever simple. First mistake: just go along and do not look back at the instructions, trust your memory. Second mistake: use the wrong pair of scissors. Third mistake: pick a terrible colour: flesh coloured felt, making my brooch look like two cut arms.
I shall stop there and state the obvious: the first attempt was not that great. It didn't look cute, it just looked like something had gone terribly wrong for a little person made of felt. There are no pictures, not because I'm ashamed (you should know by now
Later I sat back with my stash again, and started from scratch, after looking at the original blog post again! I picked some red felt, changed the scissors I was using (I would recommend sharp embroidery) and off I went!
A few attempts later...
|The picture is blurry. Believe me, you're not missing anything|
Here was my brooch!
The original also has a lovely little umbrella but I didn't have all the supplies to make it. I did find a hairpin (and found again at the same time 2 pairs of earrings and some mascara. Amazing what you find when you reach the bottom of your make-up bag...) but didn't have any decent ribbon. I wanted to make a mini bow but that was really hard considering how tiny it was. The red thread doesn't show up as much as in the picture.
I then thought what other accessories you could recreate as a felt brooch, and after playing a bit with pen and paper I decided to go for a hat. My first draft was more of a 50s summer hat with long edges but when I cut the felt I realised a cloche hat would look better. So this is my little cloche hat brooch:
Such a simple shape and I had quite a lot of fun customising it with my never ending dogtooth fabric and a spare tiny button.
I think it makes a nice pair- what do you think?
That's it for now! I shall try to post another project for this week before Sunday.
Until next time,