Friday, 23 October 2009

Creative Whims

Having treated myself to a lovely brand new embellishing machine in August I decided it was time to get creative and put it to use.

I found some felt backgrounds that I had made previously and decided to embellish some more fibres onto them. Out of the finished pieces of fabric I made two brooche's, one for my sister and one for a friend




This is the 'Sea Witch' brooch, she is just lacking her wand!



This brooch has more of an autumn feel to her, I haven't come up with her name yet!

Once the shapes were cut out beads and hand stitching were applied along with the face, hands and feet. Then the backing and clasps were attached.

Great fun to do and I've got enough fabric to make another couple!!

6 comments:

Val said...

I love these Mandi - is the Sea Witch for Dot? (only cos she lives by the sea - no other reason!!) The other one looks like the Autumn Godess.

Val said...

PS. I love your new photo - very good pic - looks just like you - lovely!

dot said...

Like the new look blog, surprised you've had the time!!! Great pic as well!

Patti said...

Oh these are the greatest! are you ever in need of fabric/textiles? I seem to have accumulated a bunch and don't ever use it...
the brooches rock!

quiltchick said...

Val - The Sea Witch is for my sister, it will go in her xmas trug as part of her pressie. The Autumn Goddess one is for a friend in Shanghai.

quiltchick said...

Pattie - thank you for your lovely comments....you can never have enough fabric & textiles, i'm in danger of disappearing under mine as I have so many!! lol