I had a circular polystyrene shape which was the perfect size. I cut the original fabric into a circle and drew a circle a bit bigger than the polystyrene shape. Then I used sewing cotton to make a running stitch all the way around the pencil circle. Place the fabric over the shape, pull the cotton drawstring, adjust it a little bit, smooth out wrinkles, pull a little bit tighter, adjust again, pull tighter, get the Large Boy to hold it while I knotted the cotton thread and call it done.
Whip stitch a piece of circular felt to the back and cover the edge with a ribbon. That's where the problem started. All my ribbons were too wide or too narrow. The only piece that was the right size was the wrong colour. So it's off to the Haberdashery to find the perfect width of ribbon.
Here's the daily progress pictures:
Trying to capture the beads and the ribbon sparkle
You wanted lots of photos?
The Final Fully Finished Framed piece: