Sunday, 12 June 2011

Little Felty Makes

This weekend I had planned to get cracking making some cushions but I got distracted with felt.  I seem to have a little tattoo thing going on at the moment and found myself making these brooches:



They are sweet, I'm thinking of making  Kandi Tattoo one for my coat.

I moved on from tattoos to pastel pinks with delicate cupcake fabric and a lovely egyptian paisley pattern fabric, 

 
then back to good old blighty with a couple of union jacks!

I do love to sit and mess on with felt it's relatively easy to work with and it's noiseless, so I can sit and sew whilst catching up with my soaps.

That was yesterday, this morning I have spend a wonderful couple of hours with my bestest friend at Tynemouth Railway Station and have picked up some fantastic handmande goodies.  Many are earmarked for gifts so I can't really show you them but I can show you these peonies I bought myself,


I adore peonies they are so feminine and look so delicate.
 
If you are within easy reach of the North East you really must visit Tynemouth Station Market; every weekend it's brimming with all the sort of things us bloggers love, I tried to get a couple of photos but there were so many people there I gave in!

I do love the North East and would like to give a little mention to another handmade local lass, lovely Laura who is the Vintage Princess behind the lovely Vintage Princess Jewellery in Durham City. She is currently selling bracelets with all the profits going to the Samaritans, pop over and have a little look she has some delightful little creations in her shop.



Oh before I forget our Lynda at Hookin' with Laa Laa has just organised a new swap, pop over and have a look and get signed up, I'm looking forward to it ~ button is in my sidebar.

Well off to tackle the ironing ~ oh the joy!

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

21 comments:

Kathy said...

I love Tynemouth market ... my daughter works in Newcastle, so I've been up several times, and we always go to the station. I like to buy little vintage brooches!
xxx

B............... said...

Those brooches are fab hun, love the pink cupcake one, it has my name written all over it, are you listing them in Folksy?
What a gorgeous colour those peonies are!

B xxx

Alex said...

I'm ignoring the ironing mountain. I have blogs to catch up on and a radio production of Flare Path to listen to on the iplayer - both are far more fun than slaving over a hot iron!

The tattoo brooches are fab, especially the wee bird.

Heather said...

Loving the UJ brooch Kandi. Off to visit LALA now

home made gorgeous said...

Those brooches are really beautiful, I agree felt is a lovely fabric to work with and great for doing little projects... Love the Peonies! Sarah x

Vintage Vixen said...

That market sounds wonderful and I love your tattoo inspired felt makes.
I had great plans for today but I think the vile weather put me in a state of lethargy and I've done nothing more chakllenging than make a hair bow. xxx

bibbitybob said...

Cute brooches, I especially love that top one! Those peonies are lovely, one of my favourites too x

Bee happy said...

Love your sewing bits, so cute and special :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Aunty Bee said...

I love the brooches so cute and how clever of you.The flowers are lovely, I can't wait for spring to get here.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Adore the brooches. My favourite is the first one. I've been to Tynemouth market - but many many years ago. I still have some of the stuff I bought from there too.

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely brooches :) x

Sarah said...

Wow, they are all so pretty xx

LaaLaa said...

Lovely, pretty makes. xx

Lucy said...

Those tattoo broches are fab, bet they'd sell really well! I love Tynemouth Market, looks like it's changed a bit since I was last there, with fancy olive stalls and whatnot!

Wendy said...

Love the brooches, especially the Union Flag one. I was working on a union flag this weekend too... must be something in the water...

hart44 said...

I love your felt broches Kandi :)
I have a big love of Peonies and remember the deep red ones that used to grow in my mum's garden when I was little.
Sue xx

Rae said...

They are such pretty brooches, I love them all, especially the UJ one

I love felt too, but you probably know that already!

Jackie said...

You have been busy - those brooches are lovely xx

Wendy said...

I've given you a blog award. I really hope you'll accept it: http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-award-and-some-crochet.html

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Lisa, I've passed on an award to you too! Plse check out my latest post. xx

Amanda said...

I know where i will be going next weekend ...Haha Tynemouth here I come,love,love your brooches xx