Thursday, 29 November 2012

Wooden Bird Button Brooches

I have just finished some new bird button brooches - more muted tones than usual but still very nice.  Here they are nesting on some tags.  Take a look and see what you think ....

They will be available tomorrow when Nicola's Cards and Hippystitch are having a pre-christmas fundraiser for Candlelighters(a children's cancer charity based in Yorkshire -   For details of where to find us see the Hippystitch events page. 

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Wire & Woolly Robin Brooches

Wire Robin Brooch

Woolly Robin Brooches
You perhaps couldn't see my lastest creations very clearly in my last post so I decided to add a few more pictures for your delectation.  

I have just made some little robin brooches - both wire and woolly and they will be flying into MADE IN YORK this Sunday. 

Be there or be square (does anyone say that anymore? ...maybe just me!)  Anyway, it'll be a great afternoon out so do come along!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Champagne Restaurant - More Champagne Cork Chairs & Some Robins

Champagne Restaurant featuring Champagne Cork Chairs and Innocent Smoothie Bottle Top Table

Wire & Woolly Robins Waiting for a Friend!
It's amazing what fun you can have with a few left over bits and pieces.  I've enjoyed making the champagne (or in my case Prosecco) cork chairs so much that I've made some more.  Then using an Innocent Smoothie bottle top and an ordinary cork I've made a table.  Add a lacy mat and a menu (more cork for the stand) and what do you have -  a champagne restaurant.  So cute!  Then who might fly in but a few robins ....

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Champagne Cork Chairs

Champagne Cork Chairs
Check out this great idea in the latest issue (3) of The Simple Things - a relatively new mag from the Mollie Makes crew.  I had great fun making these Champagne Cork chairs (and not just drinking the fizz!)

Chairs masquerading as place card holders
They are just sooo cute!  And guess what - you can use them as place card holders too!  They might even be good chairs for Sylvanians but I haven't tried that one!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Mermaids on Parade (Textile Brooches)

Storm Seanymph
Have just finished a series of new mermaid brooches.  Which one would you be - curly, wild or coiffed?

Catch one for yourself at Made in York on Sunday 18 November 2012 (see Events page) before they swim off.

Nadia Nereid

Sapphira Silvertail
Marea Mermaid

Monday, 5 November 2012

Vintage Button Brooches

Black with geometric detail + grey + cream mother of pearl
Have just finished some lovely vintage button brooches.  Mostly black and mother of pearl (cream, grey or pink) but there's an interesting deep red and a square brown amongst them.  Take a look ...

Black with pink mother of pearl
Brown square + cream mother of pearl

Black with triangular detail + cream mother of pearl

Deep red with grey mother of pearl
Textured black with cream mother of pearl

Their first outing will be at the CUT charity event for SNAPPY on Wednesday 7 November from 6pm :
CUT Hair Salon
64 Gillygate
YO31 7EQ

Friday, 2 November 2012

Liberty's Christmas Sparkle

Liberty glitter & sparkle
Well - it is November so I guess Christmas sparkle has descended upon us.  I really loved Liberty's giant golden paper chains and glittery lights.  Took a tour before buying some fabric for Hippystitch necklaces - should be ready for the Christmas fairs (see Events page).

I wonder who got to make the paper chains at Liberty