There seems to be quite a few birthdays at the moment, and that coupled with my attempt to get lots of stuff in my shop (not going too well there), my ever increasing list of “sewing to do this week” that never gets anywhere near completed, and the school holidays, I seem to be rather busy. The sewing machine hasn’t left the kitchen table anyway.
I bought some deep gray felted wool from the fabric shop the other day to make embroidered brooches with, now my most expensive fabric purchase to date at $70 a metre. I only bought .1 of a metre after asking the assistant “and your minimum cut?”. I started with making myself one, a small posy of daisys which I was rather pleased with, and then I made one for Ginny’s birthday. This one I wanted to be more conceptual, which is something I seem to have problems with when I do embroidery. I always seem to try too hard, and get stuck with making things look “real”. I somehow need to “loosen up” the way I approach embroidery cotton and needle. So I fixed on snowflakes and decided to make a winter brooch for a winter coat. At least with snowflakes I wouldn’t have an absolute picture to work to. I was rather pleased with the result, hopefully she liked it.