Friday, May 31, 2013

keep calm and create.....

 life is a little busy in our part of the world at the moment....
but not too busy to work on some things that have been swirling around in my mind!
above is some more wool felt brooches in my word series
each brooch is sold individually but it was fun to make up this little popular phrase :)
You can see more of my wool felt brooches in my madeit store here
I have been wanting to make a little succulent mini garden in a pot for a while now.
I've been madly pinning other peoples beautiful succulent creations on pinterest.
I decided it was time!
I have had this large terracotta pot for years that my parents gave me, but I never really knew what to do with it....a few succulents, potting mix & stones later I had created my first mini succulent garden.
 of course everything needs to grow a little
and fill the pot out...
 Crassula Gollum 'lady finger'
 'hens & chicks'
 'sedum green mound'
graptoveria 'fred ives'
(excuse me if I have any of the names wrong, as I'm a beginner)
there are a few others in the pot one of my favourites is the Senecio Rowleyanus 'string of pearl' not pictured here individually but you can see it in the front of the pot, I first had string of pearls when I was a teenager and have always loved it.
Fingers crossed my little succulent garden grows well and I can show you how they have filled out the pot in a few months.
Have a great weekend
~ Gillian ♥

Saturday, May 11, 2013

layers of lovely dots.....

wool felt brooches
no.2  no.3  &  no.4
layers of lovely dots....
Have a lovely weekend
& if you are celebrating mothers day on Sunday
may your day be blessed.
~ Gillian ♥

Thursday, May 09, 2013

a polka dot & what is on my hook......

 I love polka dots - always have
they are fun and a little 'quirky' ;)
So I decided it was time for the
Polka Dot Series of wool felt brooches.
similar to my circle series but a little smaller.
ps...just wanted to show you this gorgeous old pressed glass stamp/paperclip desk tray
I do think it is a lovely piece.  It is stamped on the bottom Made in England.  I love the way the light bounces off the pressed pattern in the bottom.
now...onto what is on my hook!
 The pattern is called Tutti Frutti by Edie Eckman
and I found the pattern in
Crochet World 2012 Fall Special Easy Afghans.
It is a lovely relaxing piece to crochet
and I'm using beautiful
Cleckheaton Country naturals 8ply Wool & a 5mm hook.
have a lovely day
Gillian ♥

Monday, May 06, 2013

the word series....

 These little word brooches are just too much fun to make!
Each brooch is carefully and slowly stitched on my sewing machine, yes even the little letters are sewn on my machine with great attention to the shape and form.
Brooches can be worn individually or grouped with like words or to form statements :)
made from beautiful pure wool felt
they measure approx 4cm x 3cm.
it has been a little longer than I hoped since my last post,
but school holidays were too much fun!
I've not forgotten also that I mentioned I would share some crochet
- it is coming ;)
hope you are having a creative day
whatever your hands lead you to create!
Gillian ♥