Saturday, 10 January 2009

Two more projects completed...

Well, I didn't expect it to be going this well at this early stage, but I have another couple of projects finished from my 50 Things Challenge list.

I've been wanting to create a slightly larger hairclip (& something other than the Daisy clips I sell on Etsy already) for a while now. I love wild roses, so I thought I might have a go at making something reminiscent of a dog rose (isn't that a terrible name?!). I've used some pink and white wool-rich felt to call to mind the petals and yellow and orange embroidery thread for the stamens in the centre. The stitching is put on pretty randomly - it's not very tidy in nature after all (it's a good excuse)... I like them a lot - although they look a bit foolish on me, and I don't really do pink, so I might well make myself some red poppy clips at some stage. More stuff for me!

When it comes to size however, the clips don't come anywhere close to the tweedy corsage I've also finished. It's grey & black and therefore much more my kind of thing. It's also pretty huge and certainly a statement. I think it would look fantastic on a big winter coat. Anyhow, I wont go into too much detail now because I want to blog on it tomorrow - the photos really don't go with the pretty pink wild roses.

5 comments:

jillytacy said...

The clips are beautiful! I can't wait to see the brooch! You've been very productive.

Ann-Marie Dewhurst said...

Cute!! Why can't boys wear clips?! Oz's hair is quite long now lol xx

Molly said...

Oh I love these too! I'll keep checking back for the poppies. ;)

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Love those hair clips!!!

Primrose Corner said...

Lovely clips, and they do resemble the very pretty dog rose that you've modelled them on. The embroidery for stamens is just perfect.