Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Brooches galore

My collection is growing, can't stop making them, think I'm addicted, ha ha. Last week I gave June some instruction on how to make them, she finished her first one successfully under my watchful eye, now she has made another, and is on her way to making a third. 
Crafty Club was buzzing yesterday and another lady asked me to show her how to make them. I shall be going to her house on Thursday with all the bits needed. I will have to miss Crafty Club next week because I have a dentist appointment. 
I have been rooting out some more fabric, more colours.




I am checking my broken jewellery box to see if there is anything that can be used for a centre piece.


My portion sizes are a bit out of control, breakfast will soon be spilling over the top of the bowl if I don't start being more disciplined. Trouble is, I like fruit. Need to cut back a bit, or I'm going to need a bigger bowl.

Sunny today, must make an effort to go out, need to top up my miles. Thanks everyone for posting comments on yesterdays post about how you check your walking miles. An easy quick way is to take a fast walk from your front door for ten minutes, then turn around and take a fast walk back. Twenty minutes of fast walking is one mile. Do that three times a day, every day, three miles, and you will achieve the goal of walking 1000 miles in a year. 
Toodle pip.  ilona

8 comments:

  1. I can see why you are addicted. There are so many possibilities to make them different.

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  2. I made quite a few last year but yours look really nice with the extra embellishments in the middle - thanks once again for giving me more inspirational ideas :)

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  3. Preciosos. Felicidades desde Catalunya por los trabajos de costura que haces. Son hermosos

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    1. Gracias, y saludos a Cataluña. Me alegra que te guste mi costura. ilona

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  4. Hi Ilona, I’ve just ‘discovered’ you! Could you tell me how to make the brooches or have you already posted that on your blog? I’d love to have a go! Babioli

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    1. Hello. I don't normally do tutorials, here is a short description. Two circles of cotton fabric, one bigger than the other. Do a running stitch around the edges and pull the thread tight. Flatten it and spread the gathers evenly around it. Tie off the cotton. Put smaller one on top of the bigger one, and a button on top. Stitch all the way through several times through the button holes. Cut a small circle of felt and sew that on the back, and sew a small metal clasp on that.

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  5. Wow what a great description and so easy to follow I’m now getting the hang of it! Thank you for my new addiction! Babioli

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  6. I can see why you're addicted--they are quite marvelous.

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