Friday, 19 February 2010

Adding some colour to my life.

With winter still being with us and the days mostly still grey and dark I thought it was about time I added some colour to my life. It started with finding a bright pink wool coat at the charity shop a few weeks ago, I'm not usually a pink person but I love the coat and it is bright and cheery.

I did feel it needed a nice brooch to go with it and after finding this rolled flower tutorial on Wee Folk Art I just had to make it! (I did say I would make some more things from that site!)

Then to contiue the stash busting I recovered my ironing board. My old cover was covered in bondaweb from doing my appliqed tops and was past it's best. I have actually been meaning to do this since my friend re-did hers. I followed the U-handbag tutorial to do it and it was quite easy.

I have lots more ideas for things I want to make, now I just need a few extra hours in the day!


A Time for Stitching said...

Your rose brooch is beautiful and complements the colour of your coat perfectly. Teresa x

Skooks said...

Lovely brooch! I have yet to experiment with felt flowers, but I want to give it a try one of these days. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll! I am truly very flattered. :)

Mummybuttons said...

I love that Mary!
Too true that a splash of colour can lift us in the long grey cold time of year!