Last Saturday I got a phone call from my daughter asking if I could help her to help the Cat Protection League to get things together for a stall to raise funds. Well I said yes and then had a think what I might be able to make. I have noticed at craft fairs recently there have been a lot of felt brooches so I have gone down that route. Daughter Linda ordered everything I had on my list, online and then had them sent straight to me as we live a long way from each other. Stuff was arriving by every post which was nice but a bit awe inspiring because of the quantities. I made a few sketches and patterns and got inspiration from looking at things on the Internet though I am sure none of mine measure up to some of the very beautiful felt brooches I saw made by very talented ladies.
My hubby decided it might be nice to take a pic of what I have made so far-well when he saw what I had made all in a week he decided it would be a lot of pics. I can't believe I have made 39 already and I still have loads of ideas for more. I designed a label for the brooches and one for the top of the bag and some are in bags but waiting for more of those to arrived--I bet Linda ordered 500 lol.
All the work is hand sewn, even the many sequins, cause I like to do it while I watch television and no chance of fitting the sewing machine in the little conservatory where I watch the telly in summer.Don't think my eyes are good enough to sew small things like these on a machine to be honest-lots of tight turns and nooks and crannies.
This post if for the people who wanted to see what I was making this last week