The embroidery is freestyle and I the only thing I decided before I started making them was that I wanted a bird in the center and some kind of flowers because they are so fun to make! I used some stitchguides in the wonderful french DIY-magazine "Marie Claire Idees", some fabric from my fabric-stash and small beads. I used a lot of chain-stitch...
A butterfly came my way:
My mum taught my how to make those circle-flowers:
I was so happy, when my birch-twigs actually became green! Never in my dreams I would have expected that!