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« on: October 26, 2009 03:48:54 PM »


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!
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009 06:39:36 PM »

so cute! I love felt brooches. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009 02:46:31 PM »

so cute! I love felt brooches. 
Thank you! I do too. They are really easy and fun to make.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009 04:12:50 PM »

Love the DOD skull!

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009 06:50:27 AM »

Those rock!  The DOD skull is too cute for words!

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009 08:21:01 PM »

Love the DOD skull!

Thank you! I was surprised how detailed I was able to make it.
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009 08:21:20 PM »

Those rock!  The DOD skull is too cute for words!

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