Friday, 22 November 2013

Some new shapes

Still November and another post..what's going on ? Well this year I'm not doing any craft fairs and all my work is going to Galleries so I'm working on Brooches in small batches with great enjoyment. 
Sometimes its hard to get into the right frame of mind and I just go through the motions which is OK but sometimes the outcome is just a little 'less' than others. 
So its nice to be back 'In the zone' and producing. I came up with these shapes which I am quite partial to. Would you call them 'Oak leaves'? I don't know but I like them.

 I finish them with a bit of hand stitch which I really enjoy.
 They can bend in different directions, like a falling leaf.
 Then I came up with the two below. Straight away I thought 'Water boatmen' you know those little pond-skatery-type insects with lost of little spadey legs? I like these but they may not be for everyone!

 Then there's a spikey paisley
 and then there's this. Now I love this. Palest palest blue stitching on a grey background with a touch of olive.
 Some black on dark red , I made two hearts one bigger than the other. French knots again . Ooh fun.

Most of the above brooches are on their way to The Larks Gallery in Ballater, Scotland as we speak.

 Now these two hearts are part of the 'not quite as zingy as the rest' type so I am going to have a little sale in my etsy shop and these will be in it.

 Also in the sale , the brooches in this photo below. All are either slightly older stock or as described above.

 The pieces in pictures below are also going to be listed in my shop but these will be the usual full price.

Let the listing begin! Its a struggle.

Now I haven't said anything personal for ages so I'll just say these things: I had three Birthday related events this week even though my birthday was in July! A present from a friend, a meal out with my two bestest friends locally, and the delivery of a beautiful rose called 'Agatha' which was ordered by my son in good time for my birthday but they only get delivered in November. I really hope it does well
in our poor soil. I put a lot of compost from our bin in the hole but I don't hold out much hope.

In other news my younger son has started a new job. He says he feels like he did when he went from Primary to High School, but I'm sure he'll get used to it. On paper its his dream job and I'm proud of him.

Tomorrow I'm going the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate. Maybe I'll see you there?

Thanks for all the comments on my last post. I was asked about the text stitching...I did it with teh sewing machine first using parchment on top with the words on, and then I pulled the parchment off and hand stitched over them.

And finally thank you everyone who visits my blog and the pops over to 'Top Blogs by Crafters' site. I've been top for ages ..I don't know why but there we are. You must be clicking through from here.
Thank you. xxxxxx

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