I wanted to make my neice a pencil roll and decided to match the pockets to the pencils as this just appeals to me and gave me a chance to delve through my ever increasing box of scraps.
On the reverse I had another go at an idea from the Poppy Treffry book, Free and Easy Stitch Style. This time I tried the butterfly.
I have now found an embroidery hoop and used this to hold the background fabric while appliqueing the butterfly with free machine embroidery.
If I'm honest, the first pair of lower wings were snipped off and redone, as they ended up too far away from the others, but I don't think it really shows!!
(Strategically placed bit of leaf covers hand embroidered name!)
The technique is alot of fun and is quite quick which is always a bonus.
I am already planning the next present..