Thursday, September 24, 2009

Like fool I spent it all on you

brooch
The other day I was out of sorts. I had worn a shirt to work that didn't feel very 'me'. This was particularly annoying as I only bought it very recently and it cost quite a bit.

I thought a brooch might be just what it needed, and at lunch time I found a button I really liked at Mooble - it's by Bird Textile. I was thinking I might be able to put it on a felt circle, but when I tried it out at home that didn't seem like it was going to work. I remembered the waxed cotton I used for those knitted cuffs. I still had plenty left to crochet a circle as a base for the brooch. I also had some brooch backs in my collection of jewellery findings, and it was pretty simple to sew the whole thing together - actually I did this part this morning before work.

modelled
And here is how I wore it today. I haven't tried it with *that* shirt yet. I never thought I would do one of those dodgy work bathroom photos - I used the wheelchair accessible bathroom to avoid funny looks and questions! It would have been smarter to just ask the ladies I knitted with at lunch time today.

2 comments:

DZ said...

I LOVE the brooch - and I am SO not a brooch person! It looks really striking against the red. I'm intrigued to know which is 'that shirt'. I have thoughts about your previous change post, but will converse with you about those. PS - like the pendant! :-) xx

machenmachen said...

I love the brooch too, my weekend project is to make a similar one out of my Bird Textiles buttons.