Friday, 15 May 2009

Back to Normal

But what is normal?

Whatever it is I'm feeling a lot more 'it' anyway.



It just suddenly happened one day, that I woke up a bit less gloomy a bit more focussed and wanting to clean, to sew, to get on with stuff.




The 'stuff' I got on with was the blog draw and thank you for all those great comments.
Such fun, too, to see lurkers and anonymouses (or should that be anonymice?) commenting. Lurker is such and unpleasant term and there's nothing wrong with reading and not commenting. I am just amazed that people want to read what I have to say.


UPDATE:The parcels have all gone to winners now.



The other stuff was the felt brooches which have excited me with their possibilities, and I've made load more and listed a few on etsy, as well as a few little round ones. I am waiting to sell a couple then I can just 'relist' because its sooooooo (Sorry Sesga!) tedious to list stuff one by one.
I've added a few more pictures to this post today . I sat up till 2 am trimming the linings and then had to photograph them today.



Its very difficult to get a sense of perspective on etsy..the felt brooches are big and wacky and bold and the 'little' ones are small and cute,and need affection, and they all look the same size on esty!
Here's a picture with a match for scale. Its just a bog standard short match.



What a coincidence that there was a programme on BBC 4 on Thursday night about Sylvia Plath and Heptonstall, and I've only just been. Did you see it?
Don't you love it when that happens?

I'm hoping for a day out on Wednesday if the weather's nice. Bodnant Gardens I think.

(If you read in google reader you may find a non post..ignore it.I made a nice comment on another blog and somehow it also appeared as a DDC post and I deleted it but be warned.
This was a nice comment.
If you drink a bottle of wine and decide to do a post about someone who's upset you and then in the cold light of day delete it....even deleted posts appear on Google reader.)

35 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow...all three of these pieces are wonderful! I'm liking the colours.
Cheers
Mary Anne

arlee said...

I love the shapes you're using now. Could you put a penny or something standard sized nearish the pieces so people can tell the size? Even a fab inchie might do the trick:}

Deepa said...

oh, I know how it feels when nobody comments...visiting your blog for the first time,have to dig deep to see what's in there :)
Hugs,
Deepa

Jude said...

I'm so glad you're feeling abit more with 'it', gives me hope....
x

nicki said...

So glad you're starting to feel...better sounds silly....but you know what I mean, more ok, like your normal self.
The brooches are gorgeous...I love the one that looks like a little sun!
have a great weekend,

Nicki x

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

I love these brooches that are developing! They look like they've "morphed" out of something or other and taken on a life of their own.

The colours, as ever, are wonderful too.....

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Yep! I'm feeling a bit more 'normal' as well. Quite motivated ie I was up at 7.30 stitching and I want to be up there stitching now but mustn't ignore kiddie.
Have possibly got a part-time job as well... Will keep you informed.

Rosie said...

I found your blog through a link on Linda's and I'm blown away by the wonderful colours and textures here - I'm just a novice with felt and hadn't imagined doing anything like this!! We like some of the same books and films, and I'm from Lancashire too though I don't live there now.

fiona d said...

love what you're doing with the felt - that brooch with all the little sticky out bits is so zany - fabulous!! glad you are feeling a bit more like you.

Kitty said...

More wonderful brooches Jackie. Your work is amazing. So pleased you're feeling a bit more like 'you'. x

Heather said...

Whatever you said, they probably deserved it. I love the new shapes you are using for your latest collection of brooches. Seeing them grouped together makes such a gorgeous image and definitely lifts the spirits. Talking of spirits - I haven't drunk a drop but it's taken me three goes to do this comment!!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hellooooooooooo !
I know im soooooooooo Crazy with all these oooooooooo'S sometimes there is no better word LOL!

Im glad you are feeling a bit better.I love the latest Brooches soooooooo Gorgeous as always your work is Amazing .
Bodnant Gardens will be a lovely day out hope the weather is good for you .
Love from sesga xxx

WendyCarole said...

Glad to hear you feel a bit better love the brooches. Saw the Sylvia Plath programme and thought of your visit

Russ said...

Hi Jackie,
I just saw your new creations and they are wonderful. The colours are simply amazing. I tried linking you to my blog, you are my first link, I hope it worked.
Russ

Lynn said...

so happy to hear you are feeling back in the groove again. I love your pins. They make me smile :)

Julie said...

Wow! These brooches are gorgeous, I am going to have to get the plastic out! I am so glad that you are feeling better and more like yourself. Your lovely dog would not want you to be sad all the time.

I do like your 'anonymice' lol

I missed the Sylvia Plath programme but hopefully I will catch it on iplayer.

If you go to Bodnant on Wednesday can you let me know whether the laburnum is fully out yet, plese? We are going at the end of the month and I'm really hoping it will still be out. Have a lovely day. Hope the sun shines.

2smart said...

Your brooches just give me an amazing lift, they are full of joy

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Great brooches Jackie - having missed out on your giveaway I have since won another, one of Lynne's brooches on 'My Baboo' and am excitedly waiting for it to arrive.

Glad that you are feeling 'a bit more like it'. BFN.

Lesley

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

PS Have just visited your Etsy shop and everthing looks really good, especially the gold heart and as for the Harris tweed pouch on Folksy - wow.

Gina said...

Glad to hear you're feeling more back to normal. Love all the colours in these new brooches.

karen said...

I can always pretend I am from NZ if she doesn't claim! Glad you are feeling brighter.

Hens Teeth said...

Has your trip to Marrakesh influenced the shape of these beautiful brooches Jackie?

Angelcat said...

Your brooches are wonderful, such pretty shapes and colours!

Lorenza said...

The brooches are wonderful, the colours are so full of life!
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Hope you have a lovely week end; I am wishing this weather decides to behave like May and not like October!

x

Midge said...

More than likely it was me that upset you. Mind you my bottle of wine gave me a huge hangover that night. x x x x

alcoholinky said...

glad to hear there is a little normality returning (whatever that is!) love your stitched brooches. you have a fab way with colour. as a novice stitcher are there any hints and tips you could pass on so I could try some myself?

Clucking about said...

Hi jackie your the lucky one feeling normal!!l wish l knew what it was!brooches look like flowers all grouped together. l would want them all,going to etsy now to have a nose!x

Kim said...

Oh I love these... they just have such a nice round rich look. I love the texture the stitching makes, not to mention the colours. And I am glad you are "back" too.

julie king said...

you obviously have gotten over your little malaise! such prolific work and the colors are wonderful!!!

ferinn said...

I love your use of colour and textures.I've been to your Etsy page but you do not have the little round brooch in lime with a blue edge listed .Please could I buy it if you have it available?I have a new cardi that would show it off a treat!
Glad you are beginning to feel better.

Liz said...

Love these, Jackie. Especially the one with sticky out bits too!

Sandy said...

I love your work.

joanne May said...

WOW Jackie I am so happy to have found your message this morning, saying I have won a little brooch!:)
I usually never win anything in a draw!
Anyway I am very excited but I do not know which one to choose from. they are all so beautiful.
I will have a look and you can tell me if I can have the one I decide upon.
Many, many thanks Jo:).xx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Wonderful brooches!!

prettywithribbons said...

Your pieces are absolutely beautiful! Kudos on your creativity and talent.



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