Tuesday, November 20, 2012

circle series....

More brooches = time spent with colour,
fabrics, thread and my machine.
= creative enjoyment.
I decided that the brooches needed to be part of a series
the title
- the circle series -
seemed the only choice.
Each time I make one it seems a little different to the last,
yet they all have the same 'family resemblance'
I love that about other peoples craft/art/style
and I have noticed it about my own creations when
I 'play' like I have been with these brooches.
It reminded me of an Artwork I came upon after clicking through
a link on Pinterest this week
 by Lisa Congdon on her blog
Please have a look at it Here
Have fun creating your own visual style ;)
~ Gillian ♥

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 ♥

Friday, November 09, 2012


This week I relaunched my
Something I've been thinking about for a few months...
So over the next few weeks I will be adding items,
some familiar items like my brass & silver jewellery
and some new items
Like my Felt brooches :)
and maybe some crochet items in the near future.
I hope you are all having a creative day,
~ Gillian ♥