I made this completely based off of this owl http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/new_owls
because I thought her design was super cute and I wanted to make it for a friend I know who loves owls.
It is about two inches tall and took me less than 20 minutes to make because it was all blanket stitching. The part that actually took the longest was drawing patterns for and cutting out all the pieces because I did it free hand.
Dia de los muertos skull:
this one took me longer because I had to figure out what patterns to put on the skull to make it look like a day of the dead skull without having it get overwhelmed with color. I ended up using bright colors in a mix of french knots, blanket stitch, coral stitch, lazy daisy/detached chain flowers, and combination stitch.
This brooch was inspired by traditional day of the dead artwork and colors. It's one of my favorite types of artwork and I wanted to have something that I could wear year round to represent it.
Tell me what you think!