Tuesday, 27 July 2021

All that glitters

I made some Suffolk Puffs with the intention of making some brooches. I have the pins that go on the backs. Then I thought, they are very pretty, maybe I could make some more and put them in a frame. They would make a colourful picture. This frame might  do the job but I would paint it black. 
Or maybe this frame, it is already black, but it isn't very big.

I used decorative pipe cleaners for the glitter bits in the middle. Someone gave me these for Christmas. Cut a couple of inches off and twirl it into a circle. I decided to use only the gold ones.
I used all the gold pipe cleaners so couldn't make any more. Now arrange them into some kind of order on a piece of black fabric, and sew them all on with a few stitches through the centre of each one. I overlapped a few to keep the outside edge tidy. 
By this time I had a frame in mind, I want them to be under glass. I laced the fabric at the back over a piece of thick cardboard. 
Then put it together with the frame. It's a black frame, but it isn't very deep and the picture is quite bulky. It's plastic so I can't hammer a few tacks into it to hold it all together. I tried sticking the picture to the back of the frame but the tape isn't going to hold. 

So now I need another frame, or think of plan B. I have photographed it anyway because it's easier without the reflections in the glass. 

It looks lovely. You know me and colour, got to have colour in my life. 

Now need to start another project, something small maybe. 

Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.  Toodle pip.  ilona 

12 comments:

  1. Looks great :) I like them in the black frame, all together so no backing shows. A good way of showing off the puffs.

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    1. Yes, I didn't know whether to fill the frame with them, but it would have meant trimming the sides to fit. I hate cutting through the stitching that I have spent ages doing.

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  2. Another beautiful project and I must say that you have the patience of a saint!.Just lately I tend to have an idea to make something and then it doesnt happen,lol.I really must get my backside into gear!.None of my stuff would turn out as lovely as yours though.The Suffolk puff brooch that you sent me and the handmade shopping bag have already done a few miles by me taking them to Liverpool and Manchester last week.I had saved them for the weekend break!.They have also been to Loughborough and are due a day trip to Sheringham next month.Your craft work really is beautiful.xx

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  3. Another success. You amaze me with your ideas Ilona. I love it.
    Briony
    x

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    1. There are times when my head is empty of ideas, then something appears.

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  4. Lovely, agree -we all need more colour in our lives!!

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  5. It's lovely Ilona and I love making Suffolk Puffs.
    Hazel 🌈🌈

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    1. Yes, they are quite good fun to make. Any size any colours, then find something to cover the gathers in the middle.

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