Hello Dear Readers,
It really has been years since I last posted and I’ve been feeling the blogging itch recently. I am determined to begin my sharing again!
I had been super busy working at my school in Berlin and so have not had the space to share my creations of the last years; there have been so many creations, so I may from time to time introduce a previous project to you.
Today I would like to share a spring/Easter project I completed just yesterday: a felt, embroidered butterfly. I saw something similar in a children’s nature-toys catalog and had to try make one. Miss K also made one herself! (She can now confidently thread her own needle at 4 years old, which makes my hands more useful for my own projects.)
If you would like to make one, I have included instructions and a pattern below. Happy sewing!
You will need:
– coloured felt sheets
– coloured thread
– a needle
– pattern (printed and cut out)
1. Once you have cut out the pieces of felt in the colours you have chosen (4 pieces: 1x big wings, 1x small wings, 2x body) place pieces together and baste-stitch the body together.
2. Blanket stitch around the body (you may need to do this on each side respectively around the wing-area).
3. Embroider the wings as desired. I used detached chain stitch to make the antennae as well.