Wednesday, November 14, 2012

more fun with brooches...

this one was for a friend who requested a dark red version
and this little one is for a special young man in my home who said
'mum, do you think you could make me a badge for my satchel'
Mr L has a satchel he takes to church each week to carry his bible, sketch book etc...and he puts cool badges on it, so I felt quite honoured that he asked for one ;)
well, I thought 'ok', but I needed to make it a little more masculine and more like a badge than a brooch....The colours he requested were Red, Brown & Black....
(I added the grey, just using some of my artistic licence!)
and I decided to use a rusty pickles alphabet brad in the centre...I just trimmed the back pins a bit, pushed it through the first couple of layers, opened it up and sewed the next couple of layers  on and you cant see or feel the back of the brad.
*the brooches I have numbered are for sale in my madeit store :)
I'm also working on a couple of crochet rugs at the moment & a knitted baktus scarf, all three are rather large projects so these little brooches have been so much fun and it is nice to finish something in one creative session ;)
I hope you are having a beautiful day and can find some time to create
~ Gillian ♥


9crafty11 said...

What lovely brooches!!! Also especially nice to get a special request too!

'Joyce' said...

oh these are lovely. My fave would have to be the very special custom order for your little Mr L. I love red and grey together.

Kylie said...

I love and mustard work so well together. As for Mr L requesting a special! You know your work is cool when the young ones start requesting it ;)