Monday, 16 August 2010

Mass Production

I've been making rather a lot of fabric brooches over the past couple of weeks... bonding fabrics onto felt, stitching them in place...

Adding thicker threads and some hand stitching before stitching them down onto more felt...

and then finishing them off with scraps of recycled lace and buttons. This latest batch were all made from a mixed pack of vintage feedsack scraps from Sal's Snippets...

which was not only perfect for brooches...

but also made ideal china in which to serve tea to your vicar.

And the reason for this mass production of brooches, tea cosies and other items...

is that I will be having a stall at this year's Ashwell Show on August Bank Holiday Monday both selling items and demonstrating machine embroidery.

Of course, if it all sells as well as it did at Open Studios I might have to re-open my Etsy shop in September!

20 comments:

  1. The brooches are lovely - can see them selling like hot cakes, or should I say, vicar's cups of tea!

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  2. Beautiful! Aren't those feedsack fabrics just SO right for illustrating the china on your teacosies? Wishing you huge success with it all.

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  3. ooh what lovely brooches and tea cosys, very gorgeous. Might have to look up that Ashwell Show.

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  4. They all look more than good enough to sell, the only thing you need now is good weather! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the day.

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  5. Love the tea cosies, just brilliant and the brooches are gorgeous! I really don't think you'll have any bother selling either. :)
    Vivienne x

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  6. Very pretty brooches and tea cosies Gina. I guess...here's to hoping you don't have to re-open your etsy shop?

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  7. Sweet brooches and I've always loved those teacosies! Looks like I'll have to make a trip to Ashwell .....

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  8. I love the brooch you made for me ,I wore it to a meeting I went to recently and it was much admired ,so I know you wont have a problem selling them ...love Jan xx

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  9. You've been busy!!! Good luck with the show. I sure wish I could pop in for a demo on machine embroidery!

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  10. Beautiful brooches and lovely tea cosies. I'm sure the show will go well.

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  11. The brooches are really pretty. Good luck with the Show, I hope you sell loads!

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  12. Good luck at the show Gina - I'm sure you'll sell brilliantly! Lucy x

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  13. Gina that's fantastic news. The broochs are really cool. Best of luck at the show!

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  14. Your brooches are so pretty and very summery. The tea cosies are great - such fun and a fantastic gift for someone special. Good luck with sales and I hope the weather is kind.

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  15. these are lovely and so are the fabrics. hope the vicar enjoyed his tea x

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  16. wow it all looks amazing and i'm sure you will sell it all!!! gawjus!

    xx

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  17. So glad I made up the packs!!!
    The brooches are gorgeous! ;-)
    x

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  18. Oh well don, they're lovely - and you are so productive. (And I just caught up with Maggie's blog - not ALL of your students hate drawing!)

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  19. I'm sure you'll find lots of willing purchasers!

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  20. You have been busy, love the fabrics and broaches. A bit far to come and buy though.
    Oh and I have sort of translated into stitch but on my 'other' blog.

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