These felt brooches, as well as just the shapes without backs, have been in great demand.
I love making them..I think I've told you that before, but its true.
My house is in a dreadful state and I'm building up to a mammoth clean but I keep sloping off into my sewing room to play with felt and velvet.
Duck egg and teal, orange and lime, are among my current favourite colours .
As I'm stitching one I'm thinking ahead to the next, so that some of the variations get skipped in the turmoil that is my mental design process.
'This one in orange, ooh what would it look like in green? with a black edge, skip the green,, just black...no.... orange spikes..dots..no I'll do both..' ,
but if I try to draw first it just doesn't work.
Anyway I was wondering where the shapes come from.
I've got a bit of a cold virus at the moment......really...
..maybe this is it?
Autumn is coming along with some nice mellow sunshine, and the front door has at last been united with the rest of the woodwork by colour..a beautiful colour called 'Ball Green'.
The silver birch tree in the garden is turning lime and gold..so ..voila!
(Not silver birch but oak-ish)
Very fiddly to make.
Really much nicer than in the photograph and very much a prototype.
But what on earth influenced me to make this?
Was it my husbands recent project?
I really hadn't connected them until I glanced at his report again, which I helped him with last week.
Piles of inspiration!
If you are in the Uk have you been enjoying the Harris Tweed programmes?
I have a cupboard full of beautiful patterns and designs and I am totally committed to it for little purses bags and brooches ..coming soon!
Does anyone have any thoughts on Folksy?
My shop seems to be dying..hardly any views since a flurry of sales earlier..well.. 7!
I used to enjoy being part of a UK venture but I think I prefer Etsy .
By the way my toes in the previous post were in my walking boots and thats where they'll stay for photography purposes anyway.