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A bit of bling…..

Finally supplies have arrived! The thing about sewing is that you can never have too many threads, materials or equipment! I am planning to use coloured metal smooth purl to fill in one ofย the beetles I have been sewing, ย and … Continue reading

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Flights of fancy

After a few weekends of sewing I have finally finished the butterfly brooch (from a kit by Jenny Adin Christie). As suspected the body was particularly tricky as it involved padding using soft string – which is a new technique … Continue reading

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Butterfly effect…

What a great weekend – England playing rugby and the weather – just bad enough that I had to stay in and sew! This little brooch is definitely more tricky and challenging that the rose brooch. I have already had … Continue reading

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Shiny, shiny….

After a weekend of on/off sewing my butterfly brooch is finally starting to take shape. It has been a very fiddly process, particularly adding the spangles – especially as my fingers are rather like oversized bananas! The directions are very … Continue reading

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Butterfly Millefiori Brooch

I should probably get in a little more practice before attempting the butterfly brooch by Jenny Adin Christie – but I always was very impatient! So have made a start on the felt padding. I must remember to get this … Continue reading

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