Well I've been so preoccupied with planning my online class that I couldn't think of much else.
But now its getting going (Five wonderful students already! I can't believe it!) I can at last think of other stuff.
(My course isn't brooch making)
You know whats coming up soon don't you?
Well I've had an order from a lovely Gallery in the South of England for some Valentine brooches.
I have really enjoyed making these. Every time I embark on a new batch, I seem to somehow achieve new colours to fall in love with. I just love the bluey-greyish ones above. They remind me of cool winter skies.
My latest favourite colour combination can be blamed on a house down the road with a light blue door and brown woodwork!
And this lilac velvet is just gorgeous in real life.
Who can resist a red heart for Valentines?
yum yum. I love them all! It doesn't often happen like that but I do.
I have to choose 20 to send off to the Gallery.
I've also been working on a bit of a different sort of piece.
I'm not sure I like it yet.
It needs more stitching to bring it all together. I thought I'd try some discordant colours.
A long way to go yet.
Thats the fun bit!