Monday, 26 January 2009

Book, brooch, blouse

It's time for a clear out, I am finding the amount of 'stuff' I've accumulated intimidating rather than inspiring-that's not good. I have a complete weakness for books and have ended up with metres and metres of them. I'm not sure any of them are terrible but I just can't see the wood for the trees anymore, and they have become a wall of colour not a reference material or somewhere I go to pick up fresh ideas. In the spirit of spring cleaning I will be posting a book on the Blog every so often which is FREE to the first good home which wants it. First up is this Fabric Flowers book. This is a nice book and has some nice ideas but really I can't say more than that and I have not made one single item from this book. Just leave a comment if you want it and I'll pop her in the post. I picked up some more bits and bobs at the Guild bring and buy table when I was there last weekend and amongst it was a ball of 'wool' in this lovely slatey blue so I've been experimenting with a lighter texture brooch for the summer. I can see this is a pale cotton yarn with a chintz yo-yo or maybe a covered button? I did think I'd use up the Guild purchases quickly before they got added to the stash... but lovely Sue gave me some beige cord and a huge piece of very funky retro curtain fabric she'd found in a clear out and the tiny scraps paled into in-significance!



So good intentions totally out of the window I walked past the shop in town which sells bloomers and pillow ticking and they were selling chiffon blouses(?) for £1- now chiffon is really use full for the embellisher and these colours were so bright I couldn't resist. I have no idea who might buy one of these cross-over floppy sleeved jobs to wear in anger but good luck to them and I might just be able to help out with a matching bag or brooch! (the pink leopard skin is actually a scarf of the kind one might tie around ones hair if one had had it set and it was a bit blowy out- so I might keep that one as it is!)
I'm afraid I can't show you any more makies as I have been working on my mug swap package. Not totally convinced yet but I'm sure it will all come together in the end! Hope all of you taking part are enjoying yourselves too!

5 comments:

smilemonsters said...

I'll take the brooch book! I understand if you'd rather not send to the US though. :)

Jo

kleinzonnetje said...

OOh, have missed this one, but will be checking back for a chance at another!

Griffin said...

Well, it makes a change from bell, book and candle, I suppose. The brooch is lovely and the pink leopardskin print scarf... I can see it on you now... dahlink you look faaabulous, you do!!

Daisie said...

The new look brooch is yummy! Is that crochet I detect? Oh, why, oh why can't I do it!!!!

Mug filling up nicely here....

xxx

Primrose Corner said...

Wow - that's a generous offer with the book. I've the Niki Epstein knitted flowers book but that looks great especially as a giveaway.