Friday, 15 July 2011

Folksy Friday - The handmade brooch

If you read yesterday's blog you will know I have been trying to create my own textile brooches with my own theme, which I have decided will be handbags to fit in with my main craft.

I would today like to introduce you to my inspiration of the textile brooch, from the fabulous crafters on Folksy. Be sure to click on the pictures as they too create other superb items alongside their brooches.

"PantsandPaper" is one of the most popular and has her own fantastic individual style, I just love watching out for what she does next each day. Here is just one from her fabulous collection.

"Buttercup Boutique" is another talent I admire, so much so I purchased one of her lovely creations as a christmas gift for my Mum last year, here is one of her lovely little birds.

"Nofkantscurios" is one of our talented embroidery people, my own embroidery not yet in this league but maybe one day, here is her Magpie brooch

"Lynwoodcrafts" does not just embroidery but felting too to create this wonderful scenary, simply breathtaking, here is her meadow flower brooch

The next two sellers I discovered whilst looking at brooches, I thought this one a great individual talent so had to include "Nadine arborthot adornment" and one of her lovely beaded embroidery pieces

Lastly, but by no means least another new discovery by me, a great shop with other talents too "MarmaladeRose" and one of her lovely fabric brooches

I hope you have enjoyed this selection, I am off back to the sewing room to see what else I can come up with, one of my blog readers suggested I have a go at creating brooches to match the bags I have for sale, its a great idea - but can I master it? well I just cant wait to find out, so off I go!

~Bags of Swank by SimJaTa~


  1. Nadine Arbuthnot is one of my favourite shops! I must confess that Marmalade Rose is new to me - I'll pop over and find her. A lovely selection! I look forward to seeing yours. Thank you for including my wildflower meadow


  2. Thanks Sue, Marmalade Rose has a blog link in her profile also worth a trip, very talented lady.

    Lynda x

  3. My favourite is by Lynwoodcrafts...She gives so much attention to detail into her lovely creations.

  4. Such lovely finds, thank you so much for including my liitle embroidered Magpie brooch in your selection.

    Natalie x

  5. Hello sweetie, thank you for including my little brooch in your list. You've made me feel very special indeed.
    They're all beautiful and unique but I think Lynwoodcrafts is my favourite. x