I pulled these from my stash. The little green bag was a gift from my sister, I just received it yesterday great timing Jo! The butterfly was a card I sent to my mom for Mother's Day years ago. It flew back to me a few years ago and this seemed like a good place for it to rest. The fabric is mostly leftover from a table runner I made to use for birthday celebrations. I bought the fabrics because they made me think of confetti and parties.
I machine appliquéd the foreground and hand appliquéd the flower.
The funky little leaf is some hand dyed velvet I began to piece years ago but didn't like it for what I was making at the time. I think it makes a perfect leaf. The stem is a little remnant of silk sari ribbon.
This feels to me more like a folk art piece so hand embroidery felt right. I recently took a class taught by Laura Wasilowski on Craftsy and this gave me a chance to practice some of her techniques.
I decided the butterfly didn't stand out enough on it's own so added some stitching to it as well.
The name is "Confetti in the Wild". Hope you like it.
Have a creative day