Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Pumped....?

Special requests are always fun to do, if a little daunting. I was asked to make a pumpkin , by a lovely lady who has previously bought pieces of my work. So we put our heads together, she showed me some pictures and here it is. A brooch about 3 inches high and 4 inches wide.

Thank you as always for lovely comments. I am sorry I am a bit behind with replies and blog reading.(And cleaning the house but you don't need to know that)

Thank you to all who came to my personal 'Craft Fair.'
I sold quite a lot of pieces but then I got tired of the tedium of listing.


I am now working on two big orders for shops.


 I started with a piece of purply pink felt and used it all up.
The colours are far more vibrant than they appear here.

These are all spoken for.
And.........


Yes, the Harris Tweets will be making their annual appearance. 
Very soon.
There are 6 on order.

Another possible horror story...we are soon to receive a lesson on TV in Machine Embroidery from 
I can't wait.

40 comments:

chocolatefrog said...

The machine embroidery lesson should be great fun if Kirstie gets out of the way, it's Lou Gardiner! Next Tue according to her at http://lougardiner.blogspot.com/

Emma said...

Pumpkin looks great, you're a clever thing to be able to do commissions without too much wringing of hands ;)

Looking forward to next Tuesday & I thought I was hyper!

Jill said...

Love the pumpkin brooch, how cute is that, and love your others too.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooh - pumpkins, apples, pears - all sorts of fruits and veggies would be fun!!

Mary said...

The pumpkin looks great - and I was very glad to see it after a day spent running errands in stores that were all decorated for Christmas with Christmas music playing! gaaa. It's still November isn't it?!

Createology said...

Your pumpkin pin is exquisite. Happy Thanksgiving...

Betty said...

I absolutelu love your purple heart (very 70s?!!!)

Patty Biermans said...

I love the brooch very much. Greetings...Peebee

marigold jam said...

Love the pumpkin and the other brooches of course. Even if Kirsty isn't really a craftsperson she does at least bring to the viewers attention some people who are!

Jane

ju-north said...

I can see a fruity theme emerging! They will be sure to be snapped up!

silverpebble said...

Pumpkin: wow!
Harris tweets: eee!

My Mr Tweet tweets at the tweets yet to come. He roosts on my patchwork curtains. The girls tweet at him.

I better dash before I drown in silver fingerprints.

Anji* said...

That pumpkin is fabulous! All those pink/purple treasures are gorgeous too..

Mermaid's Purse said...

All the brooches look great!! Won't the machine embroidery lesson be interesting ........!!!!

Heather said...

I love that plumptious pumpkin and so will your customer. The shop order items are all gorgeous - I'd find it hard to pick just one. Maybe the Estate Agent will just be presenting the programme and someone else will give the lesson. I do hope so.

Gina said...

With Lou Gardiner teaching Ms Allsop it should be worth watching.
The pumpkin looks fun.

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely pumpkin! Am away to "google" Lou Gardiner! :O)

A Time to Dance said...

I have always wanted to learn how to do machine embroidery so I was looking forward to it for that reason only as she drives me insane...love the pumpkin

Rosie said...

Oh Ggggrrrr to Kirstie. If I could afford the things she does on that programme I wouldn't need to be making the stuff myself!! The pumpkin is a great success, but its those pink brooches that make my heart beat faster ....

Els said...

Lovely pumpkin, she will be very pleased!
(We ALL know probably the bit about the house cleaning .....!!)

Carol Q said...

gorgeous pumpkin and just LOVE that shade of purple. must be one of the few times machine embroidery's been seen on the tv

lilylovekin said...

Love the pumpkin. It is Thanksgiving in the US, the time of year when we all think about what we are grateful for. I just want to Thank you for your support through blogland and your great blog and wonderful felts I love it. Lorrie

Rachel said...

That's a very successful pumpkin - I am sure the client will be thrilled!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh, the pumpkin is such a success! And I just love the richness of the deeply coloured velvets used in the two shots below the pumpkin. Well done Jackie. x

Diane said...

Jackie, beautiful!!! And the pumpkin is so much fun!
It was nice chatting with you via email. We haven't driven our 50 miles to the mall, by the way! ;-) We've stayed close to home and hearth.
Blessings!
Diane

Corinna Nitschmann said...

What a cool pumpkin! It was worth trying it.

maggi said...

My Harris Tweet has proved to be the saviour of may of my birds. His is the only window hat they don't fly into. Can't wait to see what the estate agent does for the machine embroidery tutorial (or have I missed it already)

Jude said...

Kirstie makes me laugh but that's about it!!!
Take care

Jude said...

I don't do anything...only use Picasa...nothing has changed..just the camera!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for good stuff

Robin Olsen said...

Awww, that pumpkin is such a cute surprise.

Cathy said...

That pumpkin is a miracle of felt work. Pefectly gorgeous. I am sure the lucky lady will adore her brooch. Your colour sense is to be envied Jacky.

Julia said...

Oh my, that pumpkin brooch is beautiful!! Your other work is also just as stunning, the colours and fabrics so rich and intense I just LOVE them! :D

Thank you for sharing, your work has cheered up our cold white world today!
Julia x

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Another lovely selection Jackie!

Anonymous said...

Well....the pumpkin is perfect. What is a good book for learning machine embroidery Jackie?

Looked on etsy shop for gifts. Hope to see you back there when you are feeling better.

vintagerockchick said...

I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading Jackie - the pumpkin is different, but still with your signature style - and I love all the hearts!
Did you see Kirstie - the best bit was the immortal line "machine embroidery is the crack cocaine of crafting" So, now we know.

Victoria said...

cute pumpkin!

Jacky said...

I do like your pumpkin, good to see you bounce back from your fair exclusions, one door shuts another opens mhhh

Heather Woollove said...

Jackie--Are you ok? I'm lonely out here in blogland without you!! I hope you are just happy creating and too busy getting ready for the holidays to post.
Miss you!! XXO-

Lorie McCown said...

How did I miss this? those leaves are the bomb, miz Jackie. J'adore!

Sarah Anderson said...

Do you sell stuff to fibre and clay in Knutsford? If so I have one of your heart brooches!!! It is always much admired when I wear it



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