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Mindful mini pennant decor

mindful embroidery

Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.

Mindful mini pennant decor

Mollie Makes issue 101 included a cute mini pennant craft kit: embroidery thread, yarn, printed fabric, needle and dowel. The printed fabric made this a quick and easy project (although it seemed to take me a few days to make this!).

Mollie Makes mini pennant kit

I stitched the printed letters with the two different coloured embroidery threads, then added detail with the stars and dots.

mindful pennant

I really wish I did more embroidery as I find it really relaxing.

mindful pennant

I cut around the printed panel and placed it right sides together with the plain backing piece. I hand stitched around it although could have done it a lot quicker with my sewing machine.

mindful pennant

To finish it off I stitched it around the wooden dowel and added a little pom pom I made using a mini pom pom maker (not included). I try to be mindful with my crafting so this was a perfect for me. I’ve hung it up on my peg board so I can see it when I’m crafting, it’s a sweet addition amongst all my stitched embroidery hoops.

Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine but you can check out all of them here:

Crafting pretty paper stars
Miniature felt party bear
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration

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