Although I bought the first couple of editions of Mollie Makes and admit they are very pretty and visually appealing I've not been tempted to susbscribe or buy on a regular basis. I don't think that they really offer much that is new. But I was tempted by the free gift on this edition as I thought it would make an excellent project for my Young Embroiderers who met yesterday.
I made up the kit as a sample to see whether it was something they could do. (Silly me... of course they could!) You'll note that I substituted a couple of the fabrics... I'm just a little too OCD to have those red florals in with the blues.
... and then I made up another (still matching those colours)
Then I had a little play around and made a double layered version...
and several double layered versions.
and today I tried some different sizes... totally inspired by the girls who immediately asked could they make them smaller. My next challenge is to mix up those colours!
But you don't want to see my samples when you can see what the girls did yesterday. I've mounted these onto cards as they are going to be entered into our Embroiderers' Guild Regional Day competition next week, which is to make an accessory.
These three are from sisters Abigail and Sophia (Their other sister Francesca took hers home for her teacher.)
These were both made by Bluebell
The two above are from Eve and Elena, also sisters (who are only 8 and 5)
These were made by Ruby, Neve and Molly
And these three are from Chloe and Martha
Don't they all look fabulous... and not one of them has my obsessive desire to make the petals match... and I have to say they look all the better for it!
Most of the girls made more than one brooch during the day and the ones below are the ones that they all took home with them.
This was my last session as Young Embroiderers leader but I intend to keep coming along as a helper whenever possible because we always have such a brilliant time. And they never fail to teach me a thing or two!