Monday, 8 April 2013

Miniature floral art.

 I think it's about time I apologised for the hit-and-miss blogging around here over the last 3 or 4 months. I've been...hmmm...not under the weather exactly but not really myself since the beginning of the year.
  I've been to the doctors more times in the last few weeks than I have in the last 6 years and after some tests and scans hopefully things will get better over the next few months, don't worry it's nothing serious but I just feel my 'sparkle' has been 'dulled' and you've not been getting the best of me of late and I hate not giving my best!
Anyway chin up Fi!  
What do you think to these little embroideries then?
They're little embellished felt brooches.
They're about 2 inches across, 
made from my wet felt and then hand embroidered with threads and ribbons.
Maybe I should try a different shape...
Staying on the subject of brooches, I've also made a few larger ones.

These are quite delicate,
and have lovely buttons, some vintage, stitched in the centre. 
The fabric has a lovely iridescent quality and catches the light beautifully.
And just because I thought this was amazing,(yes I've lead a very sheltered life).
Here are two of my aprons that I brought in from the washing line. Just look what the wind has done to the ties! You've got to agree, that's some spectacular knotting and braiding! I wonder what the wind would make if I hung out an unravelled ball of yarn....
Maybe not.

Till next time
love from a very droopy Fi x


Mac n' Janet said...

Doesn't take much to knock us off kilter we're such fine tuned machines LOL, hope you're feeling better soon.

crafty cat corner said...

I love the tangled aprons, a work of art in themselves.
Hope you feel better soon, love your work.

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling 100%. Hope you get back to being you very soon. Your work is just fabulous, I love to see your lovely items - so talented.

And yes - the aprons are amazing!
Jo x

Annie said...

Hi Fi,
Sorry to hear you're not feeling your best and hope some nice warm spring weather will help....if it ever arrives lol.
I love your brooches....what talent.
Nature is just amazing isn't it?
Keep your chin up and shout if I can help in any way.
Annie x

Anonymous said...

Well, as my lovely postie said to me after explaining he had been away for three months having two ops on his kidneys and now has a prostate op to look forward to, we've all got something wrong. Me? Diagnosed with osteoporosis last month, diabetes this month.. I daren't even begin to think about next month!!!!

The Faerie Factory said...

Sorry to hear you've lost your sparkle, I hope it returns along with the Spring sunshine. The brooches are gorgeous. Sarah x

Noelle the dreamer said...

Fiona, you put us to shame! These latest creations are absolutely lovely and I am absolutely convinced the faeries have kissed your fingers!
Hoping you will soon feel better, Spring is REALLY out there!
P.S. I mistakenly put my aprons in the washer once or twice with the same results!

Anonymous said...

Take care Fi. Love the brooches! x

Gilly Tee said...

your brooches are gorgeous.

Just Original said...

Love the brooches!

Hopeyour feeling more yourself soon.

Vanessa x

dottycookie said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Your felted brooches are gorgeous - are they for sale? I had a look on Etsy but couldn't see them - maybe I am too late ...

serendipity said...

Love the rosy brooches. Hope you get your mojo back soon! xx

Plain Jane said...

Lovely brooches x Jane

Susan Smith said...

Those brooches are exquisite. I do love your work and I thought you had plaited those apron strings.
Keep your chin up and hopefully things will look brighter. I think we all go through times like this.
Susan. xxx

Martha in Kansas said...

My washer has that magical ability and you should see what it can do with multiple long sleeved t-shirts! It even makes one sleeve substantially longer once they're untied)! What talent!

homegirl said...

Dear Fi, you would never know from your blog posts that ayour lovely sparkle has been not so sparkly.!Hope you are feeling better very soon.
Those wee broaches are more than pretty...they are exquisite! you are so clever!
Have a happy week
Daisies-doilies and donkeys blog

Ash said...

Believe me you don't want to try the yarn outside!!! been there when drying some of my hand spun...I believe the bin was called for! Hmmm!! :0) Love your little floral brooches, like the bigger ribbon ones too but not quite my style. :0) Keep at it kiddo, catch up with you soon xx

Chrissie's Crafty Corner said...

oh! beautiful brooches!
Hope it's nothing more than the time of year/weather that's making you feel you've lost your sparkle. If it's any consolation I've heard a lot of people say the same thing lately (self included). Crafting & blogging is good therapy! Hugs xx

melanie said...

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling yourself lately, I hope you soon start to feel better :)

Love the brooches, they are gorgeous!

Oh my, that must have been a very windy day, for the aprons to end up like that, lol :) x

Twiglet said...

Sorry to hear you have been a bit "under the weather" - not surprising when you think of the weather we have had! Seriously tho - I hope you are soon back on top form. Those little brooches are gorgeous - especially the felt ones - like little pieces of jewellery. x jo

The Weaver of Grass said...

One thing you are never short of up in your neck of the woods Fi is a strong wind - and usually from the east. Sorry to hear you have been under the weather - hope there is soon an improvement.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

what beautiful work, I am now your follower. I must see what else you do and must come back.

Adaliza said...

Hope you feel better soon. I've been taking it easy for a good few weeks too - maybe it's the slow Spring bringing us down.

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Fiona your brooches are amazing I love them all -hope you feel better soon
Carol x

Wendy said...

your mini embroideries are just beautiful.

I hope things improve healthwise for you, there's nothing worse than not knowing what's wrong

Claire said...

Hey Fi, hope you're feeling tip top ASAP and your sparkle returns good as new....
You're creativity certainly hasn't been affected......your brooches are lovely particularly the lovely organza ones. Beautifully made, I'm sure they'll be very popular and love the goodness it does get windy in the Dales......sending some sunshine your way, hope it makes it.

Claire x

KC'sCourt! said...

Those brooches are just gorgeous.

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling yourself. There must be something in the air because I think I know exactly how you are feeling! I feel pretty much the same.
Julie xxxxxx

janecarter said...

Hi Fiona

I know I am very late in seeing your lovely brooches!! Are they for sale on Etsy or have I discovered them when they have all been sold?


Carol said...

I think the long grey winter has affected quite a few of us, hope you soon find your sparkle again.
Beautiful brooches.
Carol xx