Saturday 3 November 2007

365 / 80 - exciting new things! hurrah!

It is quite cold here cos our heating system has been dismantled. Hopefully we shall have magical heat by the end of next week but until then we are enjoying the pleasures of oil heaters and hot water bottles. The lovely gloves I bought from knithappens are getting a lot of use, too!

I was stuck in the house for a few hours in the afternoon yesterday while the plumber ripped out all kinds of odd bits of piping. This gave me an excellent chance to cut out pattern pieces (you've always got to sneak in the craftiness when you can!). Then in the evening I was very productive cos I went out babysitting and took my sewing with me...
As you can see, I finished some more teacup pins, worked on some moustaches and also made new brooches:

A little mug of tea (for those days when a cup of tea just isn't sufficient)
An acorn
& three beaded poppy pins (I kept making them bigger and bigger as I tried to work out what size I wanted the petals to be - I still haven't totally decided which I prefer)

There are still lots more patterns I want to try, but these will do for the moment!

UPDATE: My poppy design is now available as a sewing pattern! Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns


Swirlyarts said...

The poppy brooches are great!

Charlie P said...

Oooh I love them all! Your sewing is so perfect- how do you do it? And the poppies are lovely, I personally like the huge one.

tess said...

I love the poppies too, they're just gorgeous.