Friday, 27 August 2010


Well the postie brought me some lovely parcels today.  I wasn't expecting them yet which made them extra lovely!  I had ordered some bits and pieces to be able to make an idea that has been buzzing around my head for a long time, and they have arrived.  So I had a lovely afternoon FINALLY making my idea into a final product =]

He also delivered a lovely custom stamp that I had ordered a couple of days ago to help label my creations.

So here was the idea.  I have a love for brooches and have a small but growing collection and since starting cross stitch I thought how lovely it would be to make some brooches of my own.  So with all the bits and pieces on my desk I started.

I stitched this gorgeous little blue bird.

Then I covered a metal button with the aida.  I removed the button back so I could glue on a brooch back.

The full button brooch measure 29mm. Sweet and perfect - you could always have room to wear more than 1!

I then took my new stamp and played around until I found the perfect way to package it.

On the reverse I added all the details to contact me and follow my crafting journey.

I am over the moon with how this has turned out, and there will be many more designs to follow.  I have opened my e-bay store and these will be listed very soon here. They will be £3.75 each.  A perfect completely handmade gift from start to finish.

I hope you like my brooch as much as I do.
Hope you all have a good bank holiday weekend.
Love Em x


::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

It's lovely! The packaging looks great too!

julie said...

cool! looks really nice, well done!
julie xx