Wednesday, 31 March 2010

WOYWW - dumflings and a mistake!

Just a splash of colour to cheer a wintry morning - we have snow on our hills!!
So, what can you see today then?

A few gorgeous yarns that I may use for dumfing or crazy felt later.

Eight of my latest brooches with a little dumfling, silk, beads and embroidery. I think I will choose a few for the blog shop and refill the gift shelf. One of Wipso's customers saw the real brooches and bought 3 last week!!!

To the right is a deconstructed fabric rose. ( ie I pulled it apart!!) I have ironed the petals and thought I might combine it with a dumfling and some embroidery to make a brooch/corsage. We are still planning our wedding shelf and have lots of ideas whizzing round. Join in if you have any great ideas to share with us - just pop over to our Bridal Challenge - we will be giving our little gifts to the best ideas soon!
And.....
At the top of my picture you can see some pretty shell pendants that I bought online from a bead company. Unfortunately I didn't look at the measurements - I just imagined they would be smaller and thought they might be nice additions to my brooches. Ha! The flippin things are about 2 inches across ( well they would be - they are pendants - I hear you say!!) They were really cheap so I am not bothered but I hope you like them Wipso - cos I bought a set for you too!!!
Time for me to head off to Julia's blog and play with Mr Linky. Come with me and have a look at all the fab things other folk have been up to...... WOYWW

27 comments:

Wipso said...

Love the thought that even you can forget to read measurements before buying Twiglet :-)....as a teacher wouldn't you have taught so many many times to read instructions well before starting? :-)
As Grandma would have taught us all....'measure twice cut once' eh?
I'm sure they will take us a little out of our comfort zone but we WILL find a use for them....just can't imagine what at the mo :-)
A x

mountainear said...

Those brooches are lovely - I'm feeling very tempted...

See those pendants as an opportunity - for what I don't know but I'm sure you will think of something!

Jensters said...

Twiglet those colours are so lovely on a wet miserable day like today we have here!!! had to laugh at your size of the pendants, type of thing i would do.

Jensters said...

Sorry meant to ask what Dumflings are?

Rosie said...

Not 100% sure what a dumfling is, but get the general idea! Love your brooches ... and why NOT branch out into pendants??

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous broaches, dd would love those shells - perhaps you could braid some necklace strings to put them on?

Gez said...

Love the shells. That's my sort of trick! Can't wait to see what you come up with. :)
I love your brooches. One in particular...did you say they are going in the shop?
Hope the snow stays on your hills. It's the same here. Have a lovely Wednesday. Gez.xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hehe, not to worry we all do things like that. They are lovely pendants anyway. Fabby dimfings Twiglet :) I must have a go I keep trying to get a stash of cards made so I can play with my embellisher but things never go to plan; probably 'cos I'm so disorganised.
Anne xx

Crafty Chris said...

what gorgeous colours, does brighten a day up, we had snow last night but thankfully it has cleared.
Christine x

Paula Gale said...

there's a lot of lovliness and work on that desk twiglet. you could always save the shells for funday and have a play - i KNOW and have FAITH that you and Wipso can make them into something lovely.

Paula x x x

Cardarian said...

Ohhhh so colorful and nice....I love all your work - so interesting, special and differant!
Cardarian

Vicki said...

ooh i love those brooches, really cute!!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW the bits and pieces look very intersting. Mmm we havwe snow too. Its baltic with the winds. Thanks for letting us nosey at your stuff. Hazelxo

Julia Dunnit said...

But you see Twiglet, there are those of us who have a big handbag and indeed, an erm, ample chest who REALLY like a big broch made f dumfing with a shell centre.....happy accident I think!

Linda Elbourne said...

I did the whole bead ... wrong size order thing ... I have a kerzillion beads that are just teency weency ... why does everything look the perfect size on tinternet *LOL*

Word Verification is Wister ... that is like Wipso and sister all rolled into one ... Cool huh? Well I thought so *LOL*

Pam said...

Love the colours today, the shell pendants look fab; look forward to seeing what you do with them!! Hugs Pamx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

such stunning colours! brooches are beautiful!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Angie said...

Those broaches are so different from anything I've seen ...I also LOVE those shell pendents

Clare said...

What a pretty desk today - lots of lovely things to look at.
Clare x

Kaz said...

Ooooooo those are soooo pretty. You are so clever with such fiddly things xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love these, the are so colourful, and yes they do brighten a very dull day. Fabulous.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous dumflings...you are so clever :O))

peggy gatto said...

I adore your flowers!!!

Cher~ said...

Love all the texture and color. I, too, and going to have to look up the what a dumfling is. It's adorable though. :-)

Julie said...

Oh I do love your dumflings!!! Does that sound rude- well I love them anyway!! Juliexx

mckinkle said...

Well, you can always make 'Bet Lynch' style earrings ladies!?! lol!

Lovely work as always, lovely cheerful colours!

Keryn x

butlersabroad said...

Lovely stuff and very cheery too, sure you'll find a use for the pendants, they really are quite pretty aren't they? Yikes to the snow, I have a friend in SE Scotland who is snowed in, poor girl is so tired of it! On this side of the pond it's 6:53pm and still 67F! Looking forward to a long weekend coming up.
Hugs
Brenda