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« on: September 13, 2010 08:05:17 PM »

I made this for someone in the July Bday Swap and just realized I hadn't started a thread for it. I wanted to show it off with more detail because, although I have VERY limited experience in embroidery not with felt and don't have very good tools, I'm quite happy with the results!

I started by making templates for the flowers, then cut out several of each shape and colour and assembled them with glue. Once that was dry, I embroidered each flower, they are all totally different. Finally, passed a wire through two holes of a white button, poked through the flower and through 2 holes of clear buttons (underneath petals) and twisted it tightly enough that neither of the buttons wobbled if you shook it around. Making the bouquet was a lot of trial and error (it's harder to place felt flowers than fresh!), and when I was satisfied, flora-taped the wires together, added a little padding (paper towel), taped over that, then covered with the ribbon which is held down by decorative pins. Oh, and I put a circle of green felt under the flowers to hide the wires.














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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010 08:52:28 PM »

Super cute!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010 04:49:33 AM »

That's beautiful, there is clearly lots of work and time gone into it.  I wish i had had something like this when I got married, my flowers were super expensive and didn't even last until the end of the day.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010 03:13:00 PM »

This turned out SO pretty! I bet the recipient was thrilled.

Thanks for sharing your technique!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010 11:00:59 PM »

They are very beautiful. I hadn't thought of making a bouquet. It's really inspiring to make some. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010 09:27:06 AM »

Thanks guys - glad you like it! I'm quite proud of it...
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010 08:09:56 AM »

Very cute,
I love how you took the time to make every single one compleet.
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