Botanical Embroidery

I received Yumiko Higuchi's newest book Zakka Embroidery as a Christmas gift, and from the moment I opened it I couldn't wait to start stitching. Yumiko is an incredible artist and creates the most beautiful designs. If you haven't seen her work yet, be sure to.

I pulled a couple different flowers I liked from the "Floral Pattern" in the book and came up with this little motif. I embroidered with wool and then made it into a project bag. I finished it off with a tiny pom-pom made out of the same wool I used to embroider.