Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Creative Space - Crochet brooch

I'm playing along with the My Creative Space meme today. Visit Kirsty's at Kootoyoo for more spacers or to play along yourself.

Something a bit different this week. I found some lovely crochet cotton in a gorgeous steel blue colour and purchased a tiny crochet hook to play around with it. After many disappointing attempts I finally chanced on a neat little circle and decided to try and make them into brooches.


Still interested in that mixed media combination with felt. Also, I wanted it to be more durable and yet look fab so I made a felt and linen cushion of sorts as the backing. I love that little peek of red thread coming through.. but it was utter laziness on my part, just using the first thread that came to hand ;)


Thanks to everyone for my lovely birthday wishes :)

31 comments:

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I love it- it looks like felt origami! I love it!!!

Cat said...

I love it too. The steel grey is gorgeous. I love that colour. xo

Kirsty said...

Grey is the order of the day. I love the lazy bit of red too.

Tammy James said...

Oh this looks beautiful! the thread is very similar to Kirsty's crochet cotton today too! LOl

Jennie said...

That colour is just beautiful, and i love the linen too!

red or gray art said...

lovely colors together ... geometric feel to it

Sarah said...

Great combination of textures and colours. Lovely crocheting too.

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

Love the steely blue colour and your tini-tiny crochet stitches.

Luna said...

Lovely. I particularly love your brooches so nice to see more of them!

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

So beautiful. What lovely fine crochet and I agree - gorgeous colour!

Tania said...

I am the VERY worst at the matchy thread thing. Not helped by the penchant for only straight-ish sewing (embrace the wonk! embrace the first thread to hand!).

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

It even looks lovely from the back! I love the colour combination.

74 Lime Lane said...

it's lovely ~ the circle is just perfect. it all looks so teeny tiny, I don't know how you do it

gretchenmist said...

your work is incredibly neat + original.
+ i love it!
xx

Tracey said...

sweet

june at noon said...

I love tiny crochet. The circle is great!

Kylie said...

Looks cute. Love the color combinations.

Izabela said...

great combination, I love it!
x

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Love this Kylie, so unique and the colours look fabulous together!
Sophie x

Ooty said...

Looks lovely - Gray and green combo comes out great together!

lisa stubbs said...

I love your choice of colours, your very clever to work so small, lovely!

yardage girl said...

Very cute and creative brooch - and happy b-day for Tuesday!

Clair said...

Oh no! I missed your birthday. I hope it was fabulous! Loving your brooch. As always, it looks fantastic and so neat. So neat :)

Kate said...

Happy, happy a few days late birthday! I hope it was fabulous! I love the colour of the tiny crochet. The brooch looks great.

michelle said...

love the brooch. it looks all cosy and wintery. probably the grey and the boucle look of the crochet

Nikki Cardigan said...

It's so little and dainty and delicate that it looks like it was made by fairies Kylie! And I think your, ahem, deliberate touch of red is perfect!

Happy belated birthday to you.

ricebabies said...

I dont knit or crochette, but I love brooches. Happy Belated birthday.

Kate said...

Beautiful, as always, Kylie!

blue moss said...

love it when you make brooches :0)
michelle

ArtMind said...

I love the petrol color - it's superpretty matching with the color of the felt too! :)

handmade romance said...

so lovely!!!! x