Sunday, November 6, 2011

christmas is on its way

As the festive holidays approach I thought I would make a brooch to wear on the day but I wanted it to be something I could wear anytime.

The stitches include bullion stitches, french knots and and spider web flower in the centre.  Buttons fill the spaces.  Because this is on a dome shaped button I had to be sure there would be no fabric showing through so the stitching and the beading is very tightly packed and took many hours to do.
The outer edge is bullion stitches and button hole lace very casually put together.  Again I wanted to be sure there was no fabric showing.  I think in future I would use a coloured fabric for the background instead of the white silk.  

Several people have asked about the size of the buttons and brooches I have been making.

The buttons are 5cm across and the toggle on the previous posting is 5.5cm long and 1 cm across the end.

Thanks also to everyone who comments on this blog.  I really appreciate all the feedback and encouragement.

11 comments:

Jensters said...

49 days to be exact Dianne to the big day lol......such a beautiful brooch i enlarge the photo and you can see how much work that has gone into it....real pretty colours too x

Jensters said...

Owe you an email soon x

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

that's some pretty serious holiday bling Dian, I like it. xox Corrine

Suztats said...

49 days?! Ack!!
Lovely brooch, and such a lot of stitching!

Linda said...

Looks great Dian, and certainly is jam packed with many delights. I'm certain I can't see any white background fabric, so you've managed to pack a lot into a little space. I can see so many different applications for these little stitched treasures. It's always a delight to see what you create. Love your new header photo, so 'summery'. Cheers.

Karyn said...

Yes, not long now; the kids are counting down the days already.
Your brooch islovely and will be perfect for Christmas Day. It is very cheery and will be lovely for whatever day of the year you want to wear it.
I can't see any white either; I think you have done a fabulous job.

Vicki W said...

That's a perfect Christmas brooch!

Anney said...

Hi Dian,this is very pretty...xx

Katherine said...

such a beautiful brooch and I love the toggles too

Dianne said...

Loving your buttons and toggles Dian. The Christmas one is gorgeous.

Dianne said...

Loving your buttons and toggles Dian. The Christmas one is gorgeous!