Thursday, 16 June 2011

my creative space

Sometimes I find my head full of projects, ideas and plans with deadlines creeping up, but these last couple of weeks have seen me finish projects, and turn a corner on others.  

I've finished and posted my brooch for the swap, with a few extras, but I'll keep them a surprise for my partner for now. It took me a while to work out exactly what I was going to do, but I'm pleased with the results. I couldn't manage to represent the colours of the flowers that inspired me in just one brooch, so there are 3 to tell the story.

I've finished the wedding dress (enormous sigh of relief). 
I've done the patterns and I'm now sewing up the bridesmaid dresses (another big sigh).

Of course there are many projects queued up in my head, but they'll have to wait.

And on Monday my moustache egg cosy made it to the front page of Etsy, oh my I was excited!! You can see it in the flesh here, or see my dodgy photo below (if you are technicalish and know how to add the treasuries onto a blog properly - please tell me, it's baffled me for ages!)

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What are you working on right now? 


  1. Sweet brooches! Can't wait to see some wedding photos - I do hope you'll be able to post some when the time comes. I can imagine how relieved you must feel to have this important job completed! And congrats on the Etsy front page. Wow!

  2. Your brooches are very pretty, lovely colours and I love all the french knots you've used:) Goodluck with the bridesmaid sewing, it sounds like you're very busy and very clever to be making them all on your own. Have a good weekend:)

  3. congrats on the etsy front page!! and i totally LOVE YOUR BROOCHES! so pretty i love the colors of each of them.
    wow goodluck with the bridesmaid sewing.

  4. Your brooches are lovely, your swap buddy is going to love them! Congrats on your Etsy front page, must be a real thrill. The only way I know to put it up on your blog is to use Preview and take a screenshot. Hope that helps. : )

  5. Those brooches are grand, especially worn together like that. What a colour burst! Your blog's a nice place to be, and congrats on your Etsy success!

  6. Woohooo! Etsy front page....result!

    Great brooches too. Don't you just love french knots?

  7. Well done you. Wedding dresses are just so stressful. Love the brooches, lucky person whoever they are who get them. Posted mine off a week or so ago. It was great to make them, but a relief to see them go!
    I'm working on so much it would turn your hear grey and make your toes curl just to think of it. Well it is mine anyway!

  8. Love the brooches. So sweet and soft-looking. Gorgeous.

  9. I know what you mean about a list of projects waiting in your head! Never enough time. Love the brooches, so colourful and summery, french knots are my favourite!

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) for the completion of projects AND for your etsy front stage debut! Yayyyy! How exciting!
    Your brooches are so lovely, what a lucky swap partner you have :) I'm away to post mine off today...quite nerve wracking really!
    I hope you post pictures of the beautiful big day when it would love to see these amazing dresses :)
    ps...we are also BIG fans of the book eating boy :)xx

  11. Oh my goodness, what absolutely gorgeous brooches, I love them!
    and congrats on the treasury, hooray!

  12. Oooh, ooh, pretty embroidery - love those French knots. What is it with French knots? They are so adorable! Looking forward to seeing the bridesmaids dresses. And congrats on that Etsy front page.

  13. Love the colours in those brooches, they're gorgeous!


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