I got a lovely parcel of seed beads in the post yesterday, and immediately threw aside my 'to do' list for the day and started work on a new version of one of my flower designs instead:All the corsages were made from pieces of an old wool jumper I shrunk & turned into felt ages and ages ago. It's been sitting unloved in an old suitcase under the bed... and now it's got a new life as some brooches. Hurrah!I want to try making these in other kinds of felt as well - and am looking forward to trying out lots of different colours- but I'm delighted with how lovely and thick and almost velvety the recycled felt is and how pleasingly chunky it makes the corsages. The beading takes a while but I think it's totally worth it (though I do now have a strange urge to eat blackberries...)
In very out of character bit of efficiency, I've even managed to get these listed over on Etsy already. You can find the smaller one here and the large one here.
Thanks to the same flurry of efficiency, several new designs have been added over on my website and I've added a new custom listing to my Etsy shop: a custom version of my poppy headbands, where you can pick whatever colour you fancy.