Saturday, March 02, 2013

And now for something a little different! Sewing time.

It's Saturday and today I was on earlies at work and finished at lunch.  It is lovely to get home and have the rest of the afternoon and evening but I still have fun getting up at 5 a.m.  I'm not a morning person but can see the traffic on the road and the pick of parking spots plus the added advantage of going home early.
Today I am sharing with you a brooch I made for a friend at work.  I made myself one last year and she had admired it and asked if I would make one for her.  Now I'm not great at doing things on a time scale but if I promise, I do deliver.....if some what late.  In my defence my craft room has been in such a muddle I was having trouble locating my felt and the pattern I had made. 

I did think I would make some of these for November and Remembrance Day to raise funds for the British Legion but I think I need to come up with a simpler pattern, maybe just two layers of petals? 
I love all the individual layers but I couldn't sit and rattle them off like the one above, it would take to long especially when raising funds for charity.

It's our local crop tomorrow at the village hall in Hopeman, where like minded crafters get together for the afternoon and play....sorry craft....away from the family.  Lots of tea and cake plus a wee bit of crafting, no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  If you are local and craft leave me a comment today and your contact details for more information, we usually meet once a month.
The more the merrier!
It only remains for me to wish you all the best for the weekend.  I will try and take my camera tomorrow so I can share with you photo's of what we get up to at a crop.


Kat said...

Love your Poppy brooch Erika, really lovely. Looks like it was a lot of work but worth it.

Enjoy the crop tomorrow. We had our crop last week and we had lots of craft and chat too.

Kat xx

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful brooch! The hand detailed work is fabulous. I think your presentation with the fringed bit of burlap is superb!

Off to check out what I have missed...I haven't got my rythyml back of home, housework, cardmaking and blog surfing to keep up with comments:( But I am working on it:)

Juls said...

This looks amazing!! Hugs Juls

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful poppy brooch I can see why your friend admired it, Kate x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous poppy brooch Erika, lovely idea for poppy day.

Wilma x x x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous broach, I also love the way you have presented it. xx Flora

Lau W said...

Oh your friend is a so lucky person :-)) This brooch is splendid, wonderful !
Have a nice sunday !

Neet said...

That poppy brooch is beautiful, any chance of you doing a tutorial some time.
I like your work so going to have to become a follower.
Hugs, Neet xx