recently I fortuitously purchased a reel of pure red silk thread. I also purchased a pack of fine sewing machine needles and have been thoroughly enjoying stitching my drawn pictures...sketchbook to fabric...in a naive style, quickly and simply.
These little brooches are available in my Etsy shop ... we all know a 'Cat Lady' :)
After a long absence from making due to completely losing my making mojo, as happens from time to time. Elderly parents and their illnesses. Exhibiting at Festival of Quilts, My home studio having a complete re-vamp, giving me lots more working space, instead of a storage area with a 12" square to work on. A very jolly holiday over on one of the Greek Islands for a week. It is more than time to stop procrastinating and get my business back on track. So here are a few brooches, the base of which are pieces of Edwardian stiffened men's collar, embellished with lovely vintage cotton print fragments, hand drawn details and pearlies.