Wednesday, January 30, 2013

needle, felt, thread and button....

I made brooch no.4 today in the 'house series'.
I love this ones little Attic window,
made from sewing a little vintage mother of pearl button onto the roof.
~ Gillian ♥

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

little houses made of felt.....

This is my new wool felt brooch series
'the house series'
each little house is made of 100% pure wool felt.
They are carefully and slowly stitched on my sewing machine,
forming individual pieces that represent love for home and family life.
I love making these sweet little dwellings
and enjoy giving each little home it's own personality.
All layers are hand cut, layered and sewn and
no two can ever be exactly the same.
below is a picture of the back of no.1
I actually love the reverse almost as much as the front of these little pieces ;)
they measure approx
 5.5cm tall and 4.3cm wide :)
 & another two brooches from 'the circle series'
Hope you are having a nice week
~ Gillian ♥

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

paper torn, layered and glued....

It has been a little while since I have played with paper,
I've missed it!
not the mess, mind you...
I had forgotten how much mess I can make when I collage!
I decided we needed a something for the wall in our lounge room
so I gathered some old textbooks, paper, vintage dictionaries & atlas, mod podge, washi tape,
 my brushes, spray graphite a couple of cog masks, a little chipboard birdie a 24" stretched canvas and started playing!
this is what I came up with
a piece that represents all of the members of my family.
God, maths, science, music, craft, space, nature, gardening, physics, sewing, craft, our surname, it is all there....things that represent each of the members of our family!
there is even a little lego tribute  ;)
There is a tree for each member as well -
standing tall and together.

I love this verse
The heavens declare the glory of God
the skies proclaim
the work of his hands
Psalm 19:1
It seemed to work perfectly over the top of the
Southern Sky star chart from a vintage atlas.
If you click on the photographs
they will probably be a little larger
if you would like to read anything on the collage.
Hope you find time today to be creative,
~ Gillian ♥

Monday, January 07, 2013

postcard bunting

I just loved these sweet postcards
that came free with one of my recent Mollie Makes magazines
so I decided they needed to go on display,
where I could enjoy them :)
they can be easily taken down or left up for as long as I desire.

all I used was some simple cotton twine &
some Nalclip's and a Nalclip dispenser.
I also think some lovely vintage postcards
or copies of vintage photographs would look great like this.
I thought it would be very cute to make some bunting like this
for someone having a birthday - from birth to their current age.
Such a simple thing to do with so many possibilities!
~ Gillian ♥

round and round I sew.....

you would think I would get dizzy
sewing all of these circles!

Felt Brooches
'Circle Series'
have a happy day
~ Gillian ♥