Saturday, 24 May 2014

Romancing the tweed :)

Just back from a walk out the moor track - there are some lovely wildflowers coming into bloom.  I thought they'd complement the colours of these 'tweedie' brooches I've been making.  I picked some lilacs, pinks and whites to tie in with the lovely shades of Harris Tweed.

 I'm so lucky to have this natural resource on my doorstep - there's a myriad of wildlife/plantlife out there . . .


. . . the cuckoo flower is in full bloom just as the cuckoo itself appears on the scene - it's been very audible all of May!

I'm not sure what these little pink flowers are - tiny little low-growing specimens - I'd have to check my Collins Gem wildflower guide . . . 


. . . they're pretty anyway, whatever they are :)

And one of my favourites are bog cotton, lovely fluffy balls of white - not sure whether they're on the way out or in at the moment as they weren't so plentiful  . . . 


I just decided to have a go with these rosette brooches to see if they would work for me - not a new idea as I've seen similar by many other local 'tweedie' crafters - this is my take on them :)  I've just used some buttons from my vintage tin collection as a centre decoration.

All in all they were an enjoyable project, and it was a good excuse to go picking some wildflowers for my photoshoot!


I'm enjoying my new/old sewing desk and being able to have everything to hand . . .


It's nice to have a little piece of family history to work on :)

Have a lovely weekend - I know I will as my eldest is coming home after his first year at Uni - big Sunday lunch tomorrow I think, Yay! :)

Cheerio an Drasda!
Alison x

4 comments:

june at noon said...

So pretty! The brooches look great, and I love how you've tied them in with the nature you found right outside your doors!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Beautiful brooches and they look so nice with the flowers you've picked in the fields!!!!!
Have a lovely Sunday with your family,
xxxxxxx Ale

Gaia said...

These are so sweet and cute, with perfect matching flowers to go with.

WendyCarole said...

I love them such pretty colours.