Thursday, 20 March 2014
Outside its a bit miserable but today is officially the First Day of Spring. Its too wet to do anything in the garden but that's a good excuse to play with a new stamp set that arrived this morning. Its called Easter Blessings (from Wplus9, you can find it here in the UK at Make the Day Special) but the floral bordering and corner stamps are also just right for carding up these brooches I've made with Mothers Day in mind. The sentiment is from Garden Grace at Papertrey Ink.
I used my Boutique Accessories die from Papertrey Ink to cut the cards. The brooches use embroidered motifs from an old dressing table mat and wool felt cut out with Limitless Layers Ovals dies also from Papertrey Ink. I backed the motifs with fusible interfacing to stabilise the fabric and stop it fraying and stitched the layers together with embroidery silk.
And here's a real sign of Spring in my garden, the lovely Pulmonaria or Lungwort - not a pretty name but a very pretty flower.