The thing with cameras is once you've traded up, you just can't go back to your auto camera. I took some pics today of the stuff I made with my old Casio and I almost cried. waaaaahhhh.
Oh, I finally made the 10th felt flower-flower brooch for my next craft market. Yes, life can go on now. Like make a few bags!
Here are the 7 new flower-flower felt brooches I slaved over. I'm quite exhausted from colour matching. I tried my best to edit the images and this is my best effort.
These 3 took the longest time to make due to the long petals.
These 2 are the easiest to make as the shape doesn't have steep curves.
I might have tried a little too hard with this one. For the center, I wanted to do a Catherine wheel.
This is what a Catherine wheel looks like. It's from Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches.
For this rose, I may have overdone the center.
I've checked out Elegant Stitches by Judith Baker Montano from the library and it is such a great resource. I paid most attention to the straight stitches. I use a lot of straight stitches in my felt brooches and Judith really knows how to make these simple stitches interesting.
I also checked out Crazy Quilt Handbook and although it focuses on crazy quilting, it has a small section on the stitches.
I'm particularly drawn to the spider web and free-form trees stitches.
Bear has once again volunteered to model my 10 felt flower-flower brooches. I know it distressed one of you that I totally blinded Bear the last round so I've kindly left one eye unmaimed this time.
Now I have to go lie down as I'm suffering from an avalanche of headaches. We took MIL out for a Chinese banquet dinner yesterday and msg + milk are not my friends. Maybe I'll show you what we ate tomorrow? See ya.