This is an embroidered felt pin/broach I made for the recent Craftster Trick Or Treat Swap, I made this for I Sew Cute.
I learned a new, beaded stitch to make this pin, it's called the Beaded Picot Stitch. My friend sent me the directions which were great, but I found some YouTube videos that were also really helpful. This is a progress shot as I first started.
After I had the bats done and I thought I was finished, something just didn't seem right, like it was missing something.
I decided a few more beads would do the trick to add just a little more sparkle. I'd lamented to some friends about chasing the beads around with my needle, and a pal share a technique with me about slapping some tape around a piece of cardboard and putting your beads on the tape so it's easier to gather them on to the needle. Great trick, worked like a charm.
After the little beaded stars were added, I decided it needed one more thing, some texture on the moon. So I stitched over the moon using a big, uneven stem stitches with DMC Glow-In-The-Dark floss! It really glows, too!
Here's my pin all finished up and ready to flap away to it's new home with I Sew Cute! Bye-bye little pin, have a great life!
I'm really looking forward to using that beaded picot stitch again, it was pretty simple once I got the hang of it and I think it adds a pretty finishing element without being too fussy. Thanks for having a look!