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Valentine`s Hearts.

During the past few weeks, I`ve been busy making lots of Valentine`s and Mothers` day brooches for my stockists. They all needed a good topping up after Christmas and I enjoyed making some pretty brooches that look forward to Spring.

Hearts galore for Valentine`s day! These round heart brooches are new.

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More little stitched hearts and tweed hearts.

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Some more stitched flowers, pretty for Spring and perfect for Mothers` day.

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Another batch of layered corsages. I`m so pleased that these are selling really well. They`re my favourites at the moment, I`ve been wearing one almost every day!

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I also had a couple of commissions last month, for a wedding fascinator and a Jaunty Jim cap.

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These were people who had found me online and it has made me determined to get on with my online shop. Now that my stockists are topped up it will be my next plan of action!

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More Little Heart Brooches…

I`ve been happily making more of these little stitched hearts all week and I`m so pleased with them! My first batch was delivered to Flux and the Lucie Fenton Gallery today and I was almost sorry to see them go! I really enjoy making them and they`ve been inspiring me for future projects. I like the subtle blend of the different colours and patterns and the way the stitching gives them an almost faded look. They`re quite delicate and much smaller than most of my brooches. I`ve enjoyed looking out my tiniest shell buttons and vintage pearls to finish them off.

I`ve been thinking of other ways of using this technique and in between sewing the hearts there`s been lots of doodling  going on… Looking forward to starting some new work, but time for a few more hearts first!

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Loopy Brooches.

Hooray for vintage ties! This lovely lot is a selection from my new tie collection and I`m loving dipping into this goldmine of mini textiles. This week I decided to make some more loopy brooches.

I`ve been making versions of these brooches for a couple of years and they are always a favourite to make. I used to make them from vintage furnishing fabrics but now I enjoy using my new love- vintage ties!

Two beaded loops are finished off with vintage buttons. A few strategically placed sequins add a touch of sparkle. They are easy to wear and look great on the lapel of a jacket .

I`ll be topping up my stockists with more loopy brooches, remembering to put some away for my online shop, which I promise is coming soon…..!

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