I saw this project in the last issue of Stitch by the British Embroideres Guild. I fell in love with it.
Since I needed to renew my notebook, it was the perfect timing. My sister had made me one, perfect for doodling, but I needed one with a calendar in it, for appointments to the dentist, to the nail lady, etc...
I bought a refill at the size I needed and made a customized cover to go with it.
The background is green commercial felt. With mistyfuse iron on it. Then covered with little bits of green yarns. Stitch uses a net, that is heated afterwards. I preferred the solvable film option. So I covered the bits of yarn with the film, did a little grid sewing with the machine. Made sure the grass blades had their ends free.
Then I embroidered the daisies, by hand, with a leftover of white yarn, and some yellow DMC yarn for the centers.
Finished with a zigzag on the edges. And here it is!