Wednesday, March 27, 2013

love letters....

 my newest series of wool felt brooches
I love both receiving and sending hand written letters. 
This is my little tribute to this beautiful form of correspondence.
each little letter brooch is approx 4.7cm x 3.7cm
they don't open, but are sealed with a sweet little ♥
and of course some more little houses!

have a sweet day
~ Gillian ♥

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

a new series.....

'the collage series'
In this new series of brooches I share my love for collage art. 
The felt I use is 100% pure wool which adds not only to joy of wearing but to the enduring quality of the brooch.  Each brooch has its own unique personality some may come with little antique or vintage buttons others may have some free form stitching adding detail. I look forward to sharing more of this series with you as they are created.
These three little houses appeared in the series this week
I do enjoy making these sweet little felt homes.
I do hope you are having a lovely week,
~ Gillian ♥

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

building a village one felt house at a time...

what fun these little houses are to stitch!
I have added these four sweet little brooches
 to the house series  
my madeit store this week...
(no.18 pictured on the mannequin)
I hope you are having a delightful week
~ Gillian ♥

Friday, March 01, 2013

little houses.....

There is something about little houses that pleases me.
It is such a familiar shape, as a child we draw these naive little buildings.
When I 'doodle' while on the phone or taking notes houses are a repeated theme.
I guess that is what compelled me to make the House Series of Felt Brooches
I love how each one is a little different, just like the houses in a street.
I recently started a board on Pinterest of 'little houses' that have all been handcrafted.
 It is a theme that many crafters and artists are drawn to,
if you would like to see it here is the link
maybe you will be inspired by these artists and their craftsmanship also.
I hope you are having a creative day in your little house today,
~ Gillian ♥