Friday, June 10, 2011

Brooch finished

My brooch for the Flower Press brooch swap is now finished!

Making this brooch has really challenged me, mainly to do with turning something that is essentially a piece of fabric into something that's got a structure.

My strange list of ingredients for this brooch included:
  • scrap of navy blue cotton
  • edging of a doily from my Mum
  • beads left over from my wedding dress
  • trim that came in an old sewing box I bought last year
  • cardboard from a packet of bias binding
  • the lens cover from the camera as a circle template
  • felt
  • glue
  • brooch pin
  • sewing cotton

The finished brooch is perhaps a little chunkier than I expected and I probably could have used a thinner cardboard, or tried leaving it out altogether.  It was useful though for something to set the fabric around a smooth curve shape.  That aside, I'm pretty happy with the result!

I'll package it up with a few small goodies from Kikki K and it will be ready to post when the post office re-opens for business next week.


mel @ loved said...

It's gorgeous! Someone is going to be very happy to receive that in the mail..

Catherine said...

It's gorgeous! Love that you've added the leftover beads from your wedding dress.

Jennie said...

This is beautiful.
So amazing that you added the beads from your wedding dress!

Yana said...

it turned our very nice! and i love kikki k, i wish i was the recipient of your goodies!! :)


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