Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Leaf love

The weather has turned quite cold and several hard frosts have seen the last of the leaves fall to the ground. This morning as I walked thro
ugh the woods I crunched through those leaves turned crisp with frost, their edges glistening below the low November sun. The dogs scampered and ran, their energy high, glad to be out on a cold, dry day.

I did not mean to leave the blog so long, the days are passing quickly at the moment, I cannot ignore the approach of December, the mad month. I
have been busy too, there has been a great deal of sewing and knitting.

The sewing has been mostly orders but this little brooch was the result of some very satisfactory mending. A friend showed me her ripped skirt and after failing to come up with any suitable fabric with which to make a good invisible mend it occurred to me that a little complimentary patch might work. I rather liked the result and decided to sew up a brooch along the same lines.

And then I made a few more as gifts and of course I just had to have one for my green coat.

I have added a few to my Etsy shop too, just in case anyone else needs a little leafy adornment.


Blogger Tabiboo said...

They are beautiful - forget Winter these are just so cheery.

Nina x

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:36:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

Love the patch on the skirt!! So resourceful and creative :).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:41:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

So perfect on your lovely green coat. And hasn't the sunshine been a gift?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:49:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

These are great - nicely done!

Thursday, November 25, 2010 4:05:00 pm  
Blogger Feltmaker said...

Oh I like the leaves - very nice :D

Thursday, November 25, 2010 4:43:00 pm  
Blogger ayearabovetheshop said...

Your photography is exquisite, as is your blog. Really glad I found it. Thanks for stopping by at a year above the shop, hope to see you again.
PS I got the same cooking pot for my wedding, it is a thing of beauty and soul, isn't it?

Friday, November 26, 2010 2:41:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh your brooches are wonderful and that one looks just perfect on your coat. And I think the leaf patch really adds to the skirt--I reckon it's even better now than before the tear.

K x

Friday, November 26, 2010 3:14:00 pm  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

hi, you!
love your leafy treasures.
you are so right about the time. it marches on so fast i can hardly believe it.
love thinking about your dogs on your walk... as i do almost every time i load trouble into the car.

Saturday, November 27, 2010 7:23:00 am  
Blogger Tillybud said...

Ooh they are so lovely. What a good idea!

Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:19:00 am  
Blogger Monica said...

beautiful... now we need snowflakes though!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:17:00 am  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

I love how you left the edges a little rough and the stitching a little like an illustrative line! And I love it against the pattern of the skirt! You have such a creative eye!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 4:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Paula said...

What a wonderful gift to be given, I really like those Autumn colours.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:51:00 pm  

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