Sunday, 30 October 2011

Holiday notice - November to February

Ballet beauties

Do you remember the beautiful ballet book that was featured in the previous post? Well, this morning I had the heart to turn some of its lovely, vintage pages into brooches. I'm just in love with these graceful poses!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Pirouettes and points

It feels like quite a lazy day today. Not only because the sun is hiding away, but because I'm drinking tea that I only drink on rainy days.

To cure my rainy day blues, I sat down this morning with a pile of books at hand and rifled through the antique pages.

The above snaps are of a book I purchased yesterday. It is a beautiful beginner’s ballet book published in 1955. I may just be dreaming of myself doing pirouettes in points.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Preparation is paramount

Today has been quite a big brooch day!

The above snaps are of some brooches getting prepared for their resin coating... A surprisingly long process!  I've been putting off giving them their coat of resin. But presently, having these content brooches drying ever so slowly, I feel as if I have achieved a great deal in just a day. Hopefully we will see the results soon! x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Three ordinary objects

It was very stormy this morning - the perfect weather to make brooches, if I say so myself!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

A world of antique and unloved

I thought I'd treat you to a peek into the world of brooches and books. These snaps are an example of the antique and retro books I upcycle into brooches. As you can see, I am inspired a lot by nature... Who isn't?

I don't know about you, but I have had a splendid weekend sipping tea and being creative! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, won't you?

I'm on a role!

Here are a few snaps of my stall at the SSRG roller derby, last night. Had a great night :-)