I knew I will also be meeting cute little girl name Alice for the first time, she has just turned 1 :)
After a busy week I had to think quick about the gift I could do it myself the day before.
I already had some nice angel wall ornament which I thought would be a nice symbol by Alice's cot, but then I wanted to complete it with something more ... in case they don't like the angel :)
Recently I worked with felt making some flower headbands and really enjoyed it.
Not many baby girls like headbands and some seems to always taking them off so I decided to make little brooches which can be attach to a clothing and just complete the look of the outfit ;)
They not hard to make so I prepared a easy to follow step by step tutorial for you in case you feel keen to create some for your child, yourself or as a gift ;)
To make a easy flower felt brooch you will need :
Choose the colour of the felt you would like to use for the brooch and the button to go with it.
I bought my felt few times here and I'm happy with it ;)
I picked those two . Not too girlie , there is enough pink stuff on the market ;)
One dark and one light.
Cute wooden heart buttons I bought here.
Draw four circles on the felt.
I used a shot glass for my little flowers.
You can use a tumbler for the bigger size if making for an adult.
Four circles for each flower.
It doesn't have to be neat ;)
I then matched the treads with colours of the buttons.
It's time to sew the circles together.
To make a first flower petal...
Fold it in half...
Then half again and start to sew it through.
Next is sewing another folded petal to the first one...
Then the same with a third one and fourth circle...
To become a flower :)
Cut a tiny circle out of the felt.
This will go at the back of the flower, under the brooch pin .
Add the pin.
Sewing the button by going through with the needle under the circle so the thread doesn't show.
Spray the brooch with neutral anti-wet shoe spray if you have one around, the felt will stay clean longer ;)
Then I just made a card for the flowers using a large paper tag and attached it to the other wrapped gift ;)