Tuesday, 29 May 2012

More Felties

I made some more felt brooches this week - these are on their way to Aimee and her girls.  Aimee is one of the kindest people I have come across and she granted me a great favour a few weeks ago.  These are a very small thankyou.  I hope they like them.

I was rather pleased with how the ice cream cone turned out.  Its the first time I tried this design.  The die comes from Papertrey Ink.  A bit of embroidery makes all the difference here I think and French Knots are just the right size for sprinkles.  I like to package my brooches on button cards as I feel this makes them a bit more presentable as gifts - and I have to admit I LOVE making them!

Cutting dies have rather taken the papercrafting community by storm over the last couple of years and I've become quite addicted to them myself.  They will cut paper, card, felt and fabric easily, which makes them very versatile too.  I do have one tip though.  If you want to cut fabric with small dies you will get a much better shape if fusible interfacing is added before cutting. It also stops the fabric fraying and I find even tiny die cut shapes stay defined.

I buy my felt from Myriad Toys - its 100% wool and some of it is organic and plant dyed too.  Its absolutely lovely to work with.  In the past I've been lucky enough to nab their off-cuts bundles but these have not been available recently.  However the Seasonal Sample packs are perfect for my small projects and very reasonably priced too.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink dies - Sweet as Can Be, Tea for Two, Beautiful Butterflies, Heart Prints; Button Boutique stamp set and dies; Bitty Backgrounds stamp set and dies


  1. Oh Ann these are adorable and I agree the ice cream is the pink of perfection.

  2. They are really adorable! Too hard to choose the cutest one... they are all cute

  3. They are so cute..... I went to her site and they have off cut packages at the moment !!!!!!

  4. How cute! Love the cards too and the way you photographed it! Beautiful!

  5. oh Ann these are adorable, and I love the way you staged them too.

  6. these are so adorable..love them!

  7. These are very cute. I love making things too

  8. These are lovely, my favourite is the ice cream!

  9. These are so cute!!! I love how they came out! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!

  10. Those are adorable!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well:)

  11. Your felt brooches are lovely! I like the cards you have made to present them on too. Cute gifts. And thank you for the tip! Have a lovely day!

  12. These are adorable Ann, I love them all and I'm sure they were very well received :-)
    Thanks for the link to the felt place too, just what I have been looking for!
    Hugs xxx

  13. These are fab little brooches . Love the cards you have put them on. Not heard of your felt supplier before so thanks for the mention. Hugs. Mrs a.

  14. These are gorgeous Ann! I love this stamp set, been playing with it myself last weekend, such a lovely ensemble of brooch packs.


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