Thursday, 16 January 2014

Real stuff now.

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!


Mary Ann said...

I love all of the hearts...they are gorgeous:)

Erica Sta said...

They are great stuff. The hearts looks fantastic! Do you know the challenge: Monday - Heart? We collect each Monday hearts. Maybe you want to see them here:

Greetings by Heidrun

Rachel said...

I'm always thrilled when someone says "This is the fun bit!" Go get 'em, girl!

Heather said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous brooches. A heart isn't just for Valentine's Day! I love the new piece - your hand stitching is the perfect finishing touch and the colours are stunning.

Ali Honey said...

Fabulous hearts!!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I treasure my heart and it's living on my 'good' winter coat. Each one you make is so individual. I'm also looking forward to seeing where your new creation goes....the colours speak to me too!

Robin Mac said...

As always a great collection of hearts. I love the colours of your new piece - keep stitching. cheers

Jacqui Galloway said...


sharon young said...

I love these new brooches, such wonderful vibrant colours, but I'm especially drawn to the blue/grey brown combination, gorgeous.
I like where you're heading with the new piece too.

Plum Cox said...


dosierosie said...

I love the bright green one, will your course be available to join later in the year as I can't afford it at the moment.

Erica Sta said...

Dear Jackie,
a translator is at least On the blogsite ... It's the Google translator ;)

Greetings by Heidrun

Gina said...

Well done on getting the workshops up and running Jackie. Hope they are a huge success. As usual your brooches are divine!

FeltersJourney said...

The brooches are all beautiful! And I love the brightly coloured piece! Lovely, exotic colour combo

Els said...

Oh Jackie .... I wouldn't know how to choose from these lovely colourful bunch of hearts !!!
But I know for sure : you are my Valentine ;-)
Love your flower piece too !

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning stuff as always. I've signed up for your online course it'll serve as a kickstart for something new. I hope it does help me develop my own style.

monique's mess said...

Its sad to think that we neglect and under appreciate our elderly.. they have a lifetime of experience and a wealthvof knowledge untapped and unappreciated. The beauty can be seen worn and weathered in their faces and the softening of their eyes. We all eventually crumble and perhaps we fear this the most so neglect to appreciate the human beauty which surrounds us.

PeregrineBlue said...

Oh to be in England to buy one of those hearts. So so gorgeous together!

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