Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Something to Show for It

Do I have something to show for my time away from the computer - well, Yes I do! Bet you thought I had been slacking! Well, admittedly, there was a little of that. But there has been some sewing as well.

These lovelies are the first things to have been finished. They are made entirely from felted wool that has been recycled.

Each corsage has a vintage button in the centre as an embellishment. This means that although I may have made a few of each colourway, each brooch in unique. The only new item on it, is the brooch back. I just love these and they are more heavy weight than normal corsages which means they are perfect for coats and jackets.

I have ventured into new fields and tried something different with my next items. I have loved the idea of making jewellery and have been wanting to have a go for some time. I am really pleased with the earrings and they will be making their way into Christmas stockings and gifts.

There are three designs - I thought I would keep it simple!

This is my first attempt at jewellery and I would appreciate some feedback as to whether I've got it right.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

And lastly, not a new item but I haven't made them for some time. Greetings cards : both birthday and Christmas.

Each card is made with a detachable badge - this can then be worn after the event. It would lok great pinned to a bag or coat.

Enough of my rambling - here's the last photo of the Christmas cards

Now that was a long post!


thriftymrs said...

Some really lovely things. Must have kept you very busy.

tam said...

Well I think your hard work has paid off because they are all fabuuulaas!!! Great gift ideas!

jo said...

Love the corsages, I make some similar to those with the bits fo felt I have left over from when I use my embroidery machine. I love to embroider on felt as it is so easy.

Gail :) said...

My daughter LOVES the blue heart earrings! Everything is quite lovely ;)