Sunday, February 17, 2008

Blue "bling" pin...........

Here's another quickly-made brooch for my Cuz Ann this week; she wanted turquoise, big, bold, glittery, to match a scarf I knitted for her.
I got scraps of shiny ribbon, yarns, dyed wool/silk roving, gold beads and fake pearls from an old costume necklace. Then I used my trusty Babylock Embellisher machine with its 7 needles (and no thread!) to felt/punch the wide outside ribbon onto a felt circle for backing. Then added the other scraps one at a time; and finished it off by hand-stitching on some glass and metal beads and a pin-back.............voila! When I get time, I'll make some extra of these large pins in spring colors to sell uptown here.....everyone seems to like them.

Today is raw and cloudy and we had a few showers; the weatherman promises a GOOD rain tonight. A whole inch would be so welcome! It's been a good stay-inside day to answer emails and check out new artists'
blogs and read a new library book..........more on that tomorrow! It's VERY
good!

5 comments:

Maggie R said...

Goodmorning Phyl....
I love your latest pin. Nice colors.
Hope you get the rain you need. Wish I could send you ours... We're soggy wet as it rained hard all day on Sunday.
Have a great day
((((hugs)))))
Maggie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Fantastic pin. Bet Ann will be so pleased.

Mary S said...

Phyl I love this pin you have made, how I would love one of those embellishing machines...
Mary S

Sue said...

Yum yum!! Beautiful work.

Gypsy said...

I can see why they are popular- all that soft texture just begs to be touched!