Friday, 19 September 2008

Black and White all the way ;)

You could say that these brooches are inspired by all the controversy surrounding Newcastle United Football Club & its owner Mike Ashley or it could just be because I love monochrome!!

I'm a fan of anything teamed with black: magenta & black, lime green & black, but you can never go wrong with monochrome.

Gorgeous silver and gold beads in the centre.

3 different combinations

All packaged up and ready for the website

I love Friday afternoons, mainly because I only work my day job until 1pm but also because its the start to the weekend and I can get some dedicated sewing time in. I especially loved today as I made a trip to the greatest shop there is......I could spend a good few hours in there browsing and then buying ;) have you guessed it yet???
Yes, its Hobbycraft and just look at what I bought!!! The plan was to go for some more black card for my brooch packaging, but anyone that knows me knows I couldn't have just gone in, got the card and come straight out! There were loads of sale items and buy 2 get 3rd free, well that's like waving a red rag to a bull.

I bought some goodies for me, some goodies for a dear friend of mine who I know will totally appreciate them and then I bought some goodies for my next 2 give aways. First one planned for just before Halloween (Oooooooohhhhhhhh) and then the next in November leading up to Christmas. So watch out for those, I'm collecting quite a booty for them so they are sure to be great. OK I'm off again, got to finish those clutch bags and put some washing in!


  1. Those brooches are so elegant, I love them!

    I don't have a Hobby Lobby where I live, but I do have a fantastic huge craft store that I could just live in!

  2. nice little flower snowflakes. i like how you give them your personal touch.

  3. Love the new brooches! Unfortunately, we're West Ham fans in this house and guess who they're playing tomorrow?!! ;)

  4. Lovely brooches just right for the toon (newcastle for those who aren't geordies).

  5. I like the b&w color combo--goes with nearly anything. And the design on your brooches is definitely appealing.

  6. I love the brooches!!

    I told my hubby the other day I wish we had a Hobby Lobby near by.

  7. Your brooches are gorgeous!! Love the colors! ooo I love shopping for new supplies especially online!

  8. Love these brooches and your packaging too...Just fabulous! Looks like you bought some fun craft goodies for you and your friend! :)

  9. Lovely Brooches!

    And I'm jealous - it's been a while since I've been able to go on a crafty goodie-buying expedition. I love it when you just happen to walk in to a great sale like that as well! :)


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