Thursday, July 30, 2009

more bushka brooches

as most of you know i have two blogs, this one i save mostly for my family and the other is mostly for my creations. i just wanted to share with you what i have been working on this week. it is an order of 15 brooches...i am making 9 babushkas and 6 kokeshi for a local shop in mitchelton called funky fabrix . it is no secret that i would like to win the lotto so that i could stitch for a living, but as that is about as likely as me wearing a bikini this summer, i will have to settle for stitching at night and on my days off.
anyhow here are my little girls so far
i haven't started the kokeshi yet....
embellishments are on waiting for...
hair, eyes, cheeks and a mouth. then they just need to be backed with a complimentary colour and brooch and they are ready to go to a new home :)
have fun visiting shona over at funky fabrix, i know i will in a few weeks time when i make my delivery!
mmwwaaahhh rosey


LissyLou said...

they are very cute x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oooo so cute i love them :-)
thank you for the weather vibes - keep sending them we need all the help we can get ;-)
Lesley x

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

eat is it that your lovely lil dolls are maing it out there to some shoppees...
Bet it thrills you!

saraeden said...

Sorry i haven't popped by your blog for a while , there is lots going on here at the moment ;)

Your brooches are very sweet !

Sara x

Anonymous said...

They are so sweet! You give them each such a different personality. xo

Maria-Thérèse said...

awwwwww so so so so cute!

About hand carving stamps - don't MAKE me come all the way to Australia to pull you up from a little self-doubt hole! ;-)

What you do is to get some good erasers - big ones which are not too plasticky and not crumbly (trial and error).
Then you need a pencil and linoleum tools (like little flat and curved knives). Just draw and then cut away everything that's not drawn.

I usually draw on paper first, then put the paper image side down on the eraser and rub the back with a pencil so the images transfer. Then you just cut away. Remember that the image has to be mirrored on the eraser.

Kerryanne English said...

You never know Rosey... one day your wish may come true. Imagine sewing and creating all day long - it's fun alright. Hardly work when it is a passion. Love those cute little brooches.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Good grief charlie Brown!
Just looked back at my recent comment!
Hmmmm? There is a reason for Spell check or even just re-reading your comment!
Should've said...
How Neat is it that your lovely lil dolls are making it out there to some shoppees!!!
Bet it thrills you.

Debra W said...

These are so darn cute! Each one has its own special personality, which I love.

Keep doing what you love to do. You are a very creative soul.