I altered this CD case which is holding my circular knitting needles. The echinacea was simply cut out of thick woven cotton, each piece separately. I stitched around the pieces and then coloured them with markers. The head of the flower is done in french knots.
I love how the butterfly turned out, he was drawn onto thin cotton and then embroidered. His body, legs and antenna are drawn in ink.
The zipper pull is an earring I haven't worn in ages, and I took the second one apart and glued down the beads.
The lyric was printed on tissue paper and Mod Podged, and it's still wet in this photo but will dry completely clear. It says 'and I think to myself, what a wonderful world' for those who are curious.
I know that I'm going to be changing a few things on this because it doesn't feel right to me yet.
The basic construction is similar to the little tutorial I posted here
And here is the before.
I was in the process of removing the zipper and handle, and remembered to take a shot.