Thursday, 14 January 2010

Snow business

Its been a strange week.
But never mind..too boring to explain.

I decided to take advantage of the last vestige of snow before it went, to take some photos of my work.
Valentines day looms so I have made some hearts in felt as requested for Fibre+Clay

I thought the snow would be a nice backdrop but the brightness means the flash won't 'do' so the pics are bright but fuzzy. I had to fiddle about like mad with brightness and contrast.
But how do you see it?
My husband has bought a laptop.
Not any old c***top like mine but a superb soooooper dooper Macbook pro.
I am so peeved.
But hey guess what?
The ever so wonderful ambient light detector thingy makes the photos look vey dull indeed. Maybe thats how you are looking at them ?
When I brought them inside they looked better. Still in 'snowlight' through the window.


Pink....


This is my favourite colour combination


This is a leaf brooch with gold metallic thread for a change.


But the snow was good wasn't it?



Even though we are all a bit sick of it?

51 comments:

karen said...

phew! good to have you back and the images are great, not fuzzy, not dark, perfect in fact!

Sue said...

I love the turquoise one, it's the sort of thing the Snow Queen would wear :-)

Most of our snow has gone - just enough to be a nuisance left now.

silverpebble said...

TO be honest I don't think my eyes or perhaps brain are refined enough to notice the difference between your innie and outtie pictures. My eyes are drawn to the brooches, that's all. I like the snowy ones because they make me think of Narnia but foremost in my mind is that the heart brooches are not only beautiful but they also look as though they're beating - with, well, passion. Absolutely perfect for THAT day.

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

I love the photos with the snow - the color of your hearts really pops against the white! And I agree with Sue about the Snow Queen.

Daisie said...

It was and we are.
Hearting your hearts (see what I did there)!
xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Jackie, that is just THE most wonderful way of displaying your brooches....... stunning! :O)

WendyCarole said...

great brooches love the greenleaf.
I hav eenjoyed th esnow but its played havoc with my school tutoring days.
Hope your husband enjoys using his mac book

arlee said...

YUMTH Factor to the Nth!

Vicki W said...

Love your hearts!

vintagerockchick said...

LOVELY work as always Jackie - but then I am partial to a heart. And I really like the first picture, it captures the sort of light that you only get from snow.

ju-north said...

Fantastic idea to use snowy backdrops!

Jan said...

I absolutely love these heart brooches, in the snow or in the house. I don't know what they look like IRL but they look great on your blog. Nice work!

GIfelt said...

Belli!
Giulia

Mary said...

Love the hearts!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Great photos, no matter where they were 'tooken'. I really really like all the hearts, but have to admit I love the hot pink one the most. Tis bootifull!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Love the hearts, especially the top pink one.

Joei Rhode Island said...

MY! You are already thinking Valentine's Day with luscious hearts in velvet and thread. Beautifuly with the white background...like whipped cream.

Thimble Fingers said...

Hard to pick a favourite, they're all beautiful. Love the first pic in the snow .... fantastic arty-farty way of displaying them. Love it!

Robin Mac said...

Love them all, but the pink is so vibrant it has to be my favourite. cheers, Robin

kristina said...

Oh they look wonderful! I must be very old-school because I love the red and pink for Valentines. And the colors look super on my Mac--I had to tinker with the brightness/exposure on my last snow pics, too...

K x

Gina said...

I don't think the outside snowy pictures look as bright as usual... but but it seems I'm on my own with that opinion! I think the brooches are still gorgeous though.

Becca-Lou said...

Oh these are beautiful, you are so talented

maggi said...

The brooches are gorgeous and set against the snow - what an inspiration.

Hens Teeth said...

How very dare B have a macbook!!! :-)

The snow is a stunning backdrop to your work Jackie...hope you sell loads. Each is a special work of art.

Go people : buy Jackie's handmade!

Rosie said...

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! If you look on the back of the pink one, I'm sure you'll fine my name on it somewhere ...

Our snow is melting now, thank goodness, so the next thing to worry about will be flooding!

Jude said...

Lovely way to display your brooches..
I love the red one.
Take care

Heather said...

These images are great and I can put up with snow if your work is in front of it. I love these brooches and the colour combinations are beautiful - they are a great idea for Valentines Day.

Victoria said...

I think they look stunning against the snow!

Twiglet said...

Those hearts are perfect - The colours are stunning and I just want to touch that velvet!

Julie said...

The hearts are beautiful Jackie and they look fabulous on the branches.

banchomarba1 said...

I LOVE them! You never cease to find great variations of your theme. I hope you are staying warm.

Dot said...

Oh Jacky - I love these!!! And the photo's are just brilliant.
Dot xx

Jacky said...

sooooo beautiful your new pieces and I think the snow backdrop looks lovely...they really *pop*.

I recently had to intall word verification on my blog too as I was getting a lot of spam. Not nice is it?

Jacky xox

Jacky said...

Hi Jackie, me again.
I would like to treat myself to one of your brooches and was wondering if the little red heart was going to be for sale???? (I notice it is not in your etsy shop)
I just love it!

Jacky xox

jacky_wllms@yahoo.com.au

jude said...

i love the photo style. hearts, wonderful!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Ooooh! Your brooches are lovely
I ♥ them!

I get the leftovers! I got this c...top when DH updated his! I got his brick of a mobile phone when he got a new one! Oh well ... mustn't grumble! ;o)

joanne May said...

Hi Jackie,
These hearts are very beautiful in the snow background. Really stunning work. I especially love the leaf!:)
Jo.x

ArtPropelled said...

That last image is a work of art. Your hearts are gorgeous..... every one!

cocoa and blankets said...

Oh Jackie these are lovely, and they look great against the snow...having a quiet weekend here but feeling much better, thank you for your thoughts and prayers....

Yappy Dog said...

Absolutely beautiful creations

maggik1 said...

Oh, I'm late - as usual! I was going to wear my 2009 heart brooch for VD but now it feels so last year! You can't do this, I'll set the fashion police on you ...

Seriously though, they are really lovely.

Anne B said...

Lovely brooches. Spotted your work in latest "Workbox". Nice!

Pam said...

I'm sorry I've missed so many of your posts Jackie! Have just had a quick look and they are all great! Some wonderful pics there.
Your work looks great with the snow as a backdrop, but I can see what you mean about the fussy-ness around the edges. Not quite defined, but as an overall shot it's gorgeous. All the other close shots look wonderful, not that I'm an expert. But I do know what I like when looking at photos. If that's any help! lol. x

connie said...

I have been thinking about my valentines for the last couple of days, I love what you have done!

Kim said...

a beauty display
surrounded by crisp white snow
igniting my dreams

Robin Olsen said...

Fun hearts! And how wonderful it would be to have a whole tree of them.

Lauri said...

Hello! I just found your blog through Jude's 'Spirit Cloth'. I just have to say that I am in love with these hearts! Very beautiful work!

skippinginthemeadow said...

I've never seen such Beautiful hearts.

Carol said...

oooh your hearts are GORGEOUS.

jayne said...

These are amazing ...love them all x
please share your work over on our craft blog we are like minded crafters and i'm sure they would inspire us all xxx
www.fiskarettes.co.uk

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Now that's what I call beautiful work presented in an inspirational way :-)



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