Friday, June 19, 2009

Poached Brooches

I've never really been a brooch person... it never really occured to me that brooches could be anything other than dull-coloured flowers in chinzy frames. But then I saw this darling little thing, made by LePetitCadeau and my opinion changed completely!

...And, of course, I had the urge to buy it immediately. (As you all probably do now!) But the large stack of felt by my desk said "Astrid, hey, how about you use me and try it yourself?" Oh, stack of felt, you never let me get away with anything! So I tried it. And it was hard. I still want Le Petit Cadeau's... but I'll have to wait until my birthday, maybe!

Not quite so classy as Le Petit's, but here are my attempts, modeled by Mr. Monkey and Fatty Mc Beaver:

Smile, Monkey!

Try not to look quite so gormless, Beaver.

I haven't bothered to find proper pin-backs for them, so I'm just using a regular pin! (It's on the back! Who will know?!)

And yes, well, now I'm pretty excited about brooches! Mine aren't for sale... (Monkey and Beaver would never part with them now!), but check out these other awesome brooches that are up for grabs:


My Kimono Brooch, by munieca

Armando Portrait Brooch by Utter Rubbish

So, get adorning those cardigans! (Or stuffed toys...!)

13 comments:

ingrid said...

I love them all. But please try to take a more flattering photo of mrs beaver- she can look smart too! Thanks for sharing.

lepetitcadeau said...

Thank you for the brooch love! Here's some back at ya! I love your moose - and your models are terrific. Guess I should get cracking on some new designs. I kind of took a break from felt during the summer - It's kind of hot to be handling all that wooly goodness right now. Thanks again - and good luck with your felt adventures/brooch making.

leah said...

i think you just made me love brooches. i'd wear the ones you made. the bird is divine. and the other ones. get out. just get on out. they are swell.

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

Those are adorable!!

Samantha said...

Cute brooches, that felt cameo really is something special!

KayzKreationz said...

Some really cute brooches. I have one from my grandmother I treasure. I love red, too. :)
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Karen said...

Thos are so cute! I like the bird cage one. Very pretty!

High Desert Rose said...

I love Fatty McBeaver!!!! more, please!!!!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I love that moose!!!

Rocki said...

Oh I just LOVE your models! :) My gramma used to wear brooches all the time and I have several of hers. I think they are a timeless piece of jewelry that will never go out of style.

Enjoyed reading this.

Nolar Dog said...

That monkey is fabulous.

I love him. :)

Tina Tarnoff said...

Lovely! Thank yo uso much for including me!! xoxo

Królewna said...

I don't know, what's going on, but people around the world are posting about brooches now ;)