Tuesday 22 January 2008

365 / 156 - Finished Florals and some Teapots

Ah, sunshine, how wonderful. And with sunshine comes the ability to take product photos so (most marvellously) the assorted brooches I finished last night can now be listed in the shop! I am rather itching to get them listed (beaming with pride as I am) but I shall try to be good and space the listings out over the next few days instead of splurging all at once.

Here's my workbox from yesterday -
- I finished the pansies, primroses and forget-me-nots I was working on and made my first few teapots. I continue to be really pleased with how the pansies turned out, though they are showing up in the photos rather more blue than in reality. Ah well.
I love the soft yellow of the primroses - I'd actually accidentally filed the felt I needed for these away with the creams and beiges in my felt stash, it is so creamy a yellow. Gorgeously soft, too, lovely 30% wool felt. Yum.
The forget-me-nots feel like a real triumph, especially as my too-small-bead frustration the day before turned out to be a great piece of luck as desperate to get them finished I was hunting about in my stash for something suitable and found lovely bright yellow embroidery thread. I had been a little concerned about the beads becoming too dominant, and the little white embroidered detailing getting lost, but with embroidery thread yellow dots instead of beads the overall effect is (to my eyes at least) really quite charming. The teapots have turned out nicely, too, lovely and chunky-looking:
Unfortunately I have made rather a mess of our coffee table over the past few days with all this sewing - the plan to pack everything away at the end of the evening only works when I actually tidy up and I've been rather lazy! Lots of tidying to do today...

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


Sara said...

I love that teapot. It's so adorable.

decadentdiamond said...

I love that teapot too!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow.


Anonymous said...

spotty teapots, yay! makes me think of dolls/teddies tea parties when I was little :)