Saturday, 6 August 2011

Mollie Makes Issue 2- Felt flower kit

 I am still catching up with my Mollie Makes Kits and my week away has been a good opportunity to do this.  The kit above is from issue 2 and this happens to be in my favourite colours.
I did add a bit to this as there was plenty of felt in the kit, which I like, and having the extra time to work on it was even better!
I used the templates in the back of the magazine and pinned them onto the felt pieces and then cut them out very carefully.  I wanted the petals to stick up a bit so I added a little tuck in the back of each section and secured with a couple of very small stitches.  Then by stacking them on top of each other they did seem to stick out more.
The centre of the flower was harder and after dropping the sections several times I decided to put gather stitches through each of the colour sections, roll them round and then secure again with more stitches.
The centre was then stitched going through all of the layers and knotted on the back.
I used the left over felt to cut some leaves and added these to the back of the flower.
To neaten up the back and hide any of my stitches I added a piece of baby blue felt from my collection which I brought with me for another project. 
After all of the cutting, pinning, stitching (and dropping it on the floor a couple of times) and admiring the 3D look is still there.
I have a couple of cardigans at home which will look great with this and I can attach it to my bag as well. 
Has anyone else made up their kit?  If you have leave a comment and a link and we can all pop over and admire.


Pomona said...

You have made me feel guilty - I bought the magazine ages ago and never got round to making the flower! I will have to make an effort! Yours looks lovely - I am not sure that I am quite as deft as you.

Pomona x

Heidi Liz said...

I made mine, but I haven't posted it on the blog I don't think. I have the other Mollie Makes on there though :) Not so keen on this months flower necklace so the felt has been used for little purses :p

Love the gathers in your flower though, it looks much better than mine!

Twiggy said...

Very pretty. I must hunt down Mollie Makes, I've just bought a subscription to the Cross Stitcher with my Tesco vouchers -yay !!
twiggy x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very cute..

Mrs Balfour said...

You've done a beautiful job of that! I have still to make mine. I'll blog it when I have :o)

Tatkis said...

Lovely flower brooch!


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Carol said...

Much nicer than the original design.
Carol xx

Em said...

Love your Mollie Makes flower, it makes a goregous brooch!... Love the addition of the little leaves... I made mine into the little hanging decoration... Check it out on my blog

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