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Paper Felt Flower Brooch Badges

vintage flower badges

Is what I could have called these, but I settled for Vintage Flower Badges. I think I made the right decision.

I love making felt flower brooches, especially the ones with vintage buttons. My favourite bit is picking out the perfect colours of felt and thread to match the buttons and seeing them all laid out together. It’s always a little sad when I have to let them go, although that does mean I get to make more. Below are some of my favourite brooches that I’ve made.

brooches comparison

And here they are re-imagined in illustration! I was originally intending this for a pattern but then I thought it would be awesome to turn them into little badges, so I did. And now you can buy them in the shop!


I’ll have these with me at the Mono market tomorrow and look out for an exciting related announcement on Monday!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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