Here's what I used:
I used 100% wool felt that I bought on Etsy HERE
Leftover fabric from the NURSERY
Felt buttons that I had from Hobby Lobby
El Cheapo linen towels (for embroidering) from Hobby Lobby
2 colors of embroidery thread
oh... and a hot glue gun (forgot that for the picture)
I used a drop of hot glue to attach the felt to my fabric so it wouldn't move while I stitched it... LOVE that tip from Allison! Using the blanket stitch was super simple and very relaxing. I loved stitching while watching TV with the Hubby. I used the backstitch for the words... also very easy for a beginner! To make the yo-yo's I used THIS tutorial... so quick and super cute for all kinds of projects. The felt rosettes were made by rolling strips of wavy-cut felt scraps. I also used the hot-glue gun to attach those. Just two evenings later, I had a pretty cute little piece of art for my baby girl's NURSERY.
and here it is on the wall...