Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Creative Space - Embroidered brooches




I'm playing along with Kirsty's Creative Space meme this week. Pop over to Kootoyoo to see more.

My Creative Space this week was still about working on fabric designs for screenprinting, but I did get distracted when trying to tidy away things from my last project, the Loz & Dinny trimming dress. I just knew that if I put the fabric away it would get lost in the pile and I really wanted to be able to use it for something else. The embroidered panel from the dress inspired an idea... what about embroidered brooches? So, above is the result. Two so far. I really like them... Granny chic :)

I don't know if I'm ready for this but... I just listed these brooches on my new shop! *eek!* This is a big step for me. Typical that I do it on a day I'm so fragile! If you want to have a peek, it's here.

31 comments:

M* (Melanie) said...

Your brooches are beautiful Kylie! So much work too! Very granny chic indeed

caramela said...

Gorgeous...! And congratulations on your shop!!woohoo!!
Annamaria

Gina said...

I do love them. I always say that on your blog and I feel like a bit of a lame fan-stalker, but it's true dammit!
SHOP????? Hurrah!! Bite that bullet girl.

blue moss said...

you go, girl!!! woo hoo!! i am so glad....i love your brooches and am so glad that you are going to sell them
congrats!!!!!!!
michelle

Tammy James said...

Yay kylie, hope the shop goes well for you.

edward and lilly said...

Yep, this made my day, I've been waiting for a shop!!!

Leahdis said...

Great to see that youve taken the plunge. Im loving those broaches. Thanks for the kind words on my blog too. I'II email you about the patterns.

9crafty11 said...

What beautiful brooches! Congratulations on your shop too...hope you do really well~!

yardage girl said...

Lovely brooches and congrats on the shop - how exciting!!!! Looking forward to some of your designs on fabric in there too sometime?

gretchenmist said...

wow, such exciting news about your shop ~ at last!
glad to hear this. will check it out :)

p.s. it's great that you can do something so positive on such a day.

Kirsty said...

Your brooches are really beautiful Kylie. Good on you for being brave.

Kate said...

Your brooches are gorgeous. I'm sure your shop will do really well.

littlechrissy said...

Kylie these are fabulous. The colours are amazing and the detail is exquisite.

ArtMind said...

These must have taken ages to make! Wow - impressive! Big congrats on your new shop & I saw you already sold one of them! *does happy sale dance*

Tania said...

Holy toledo lady! Talk about taking distraction to a whole new level - that stitching is sublime!

Thea said...

I always wondered where you were going with all your incredible creativity and blogging and now we know. All the best for your new little on-line venture! The brooches are exquisite!

Nanette said...

these are lovely, Kylie. Good luck with it all, I've got no doubt it will all be a roaring success!

Mel said...

A shop! Yay for you! You should so have one lady! I love your thinking ;)

Debra said...

they are gorgeous...i love them...success for you !! :)

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

If this is your first 'go' at brooch making...LOOK-OUT world. These are gorgeous. Well done. Peta

Sherrin said...

Thay are excellent! and congrats on your first sale!!!

RedorGrayArt said...

oh the stitching...the colors so soft...i am so happy to be in your creative space today ...shop is open!

Amanda said...

Congrats on your shop!!! I recently opened one too..scarey indeed :P love the second one :)

Vic @ Punky and Me said...

Oh they are very special!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & for your lovely comment - I have that problem often also, when simpley floored by the amount of crafty goodness out there - so many of my comments are just;

W... O.... W.... lol.

Muriƫl said...

Your brooches are lovely! Go for it!!

emma lamb said...

Kylie! these brooches are absolutely beautiful, granny chic indeed! they must have taken hours to embroider, but so worth it... :)

handmade romance said...

WOW I love these!!! I've been waiting for you to start selling your brooches I love them all. Im off to your shop now xx

Jenifir said...

Lovely brooches!! I am not suprised that you have you have sold them already.

Aussie-waffler said...

Granny chic, taking the world by storm. Those brooches are wonderful, I'll bet that was some teeny tiny stitching.

Jodie said...

Good on you! The brooches are lovely.

julie k said...

These brooches are so cool. Thanks for sharing them!