Wednesday, 30 May 2012

my creative space . . . using up scraps

I embarked on making another 'tweedie' bird on Tuesday - really because I felt I had to do something constructive by the close of day - I was having one of these days, wondering around in endless circles and not achieving anything - sound familiar??? 

I was quite pleased with the finished tweedie-bird, then started playing around with the scraps of fabric I'd been using, and decided to try making some 'scrappy' tweedy brooches using some of the lovely vintage lace I'd been using earlier . . .




(Really enjoyed  playing around with the lace and the tweed and the buttons - possibly try a few for my next craft fair in a couple of weeks??)

I hadn't really found my creative mojo until late in the afternoon, well 5 pm to be exact! I made an executive decision that the boys could have frozen pizza for their tea - they were delighted LOL!!! "Win, win" situation - I got to push the boat out 'creatively speaking' and they got a fast-food fix - sorted! :) :)  (P.S. We did  walk to the shop and back again to negate the detrimental  effects of eating c . . p food!!!)

More creative tales over here :)

By the way, my GIVEAWAY is still open until June 2nd (Saturday) - sorry did I shout that out too LOUD, hehe!!!!  It's open to anyone worldwide - spreading the 'tweedie' love :)

Byee
Alison xxx

10 comments:

Ady said...

Lovely brooches. I like the tweed and lace combination. The pink one is my favourite.

Fay said...

They're lovely!

Claire said...

Oh poor boys fancy giving them frozen pizza for tea, you could've at least cooked it for them Alison.....hehe....

Sorry, I just couldn't resist that......

Your brooches look great, there's always scraps and this is an easy way to use them up.
Love the pink one, it reminds me of coconut ice.....

Don't you hate those days when you seem to fritter away the hours and don't have much to show. I had one yesterday, so have to make up for it today.

CLaire x

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

The brooches are gorgeous! :)

tartankiwi said...

so pretty!

Biba said...

Goodness, these are so precious!

Alessandra said...

so in love with the pink flower!!!
xxxx Alessandra

janet said...

Hello Alison.....Love, Love..Love these sweet gems of lace and tweed. You are one talented lady.

I have missed my visits with you and hope you are well.

janet xox
The Empty Nest

june at noon said...

Cute! I could see the brooches doing well at a craft fair. And, hey, what's wrong with frozen pizza? :)

Wombat's Picnic said...

These brooches are gorgeous. And yes, a win win for everyone is always a good thing:) Cyndy