Friday, 8 February 2013

Clay heart brooches plus some vintage finds

Hey! How have you been? I've been working on some Valentine's themed projects ^_^ I know it's cheesy and over-commercialised, but I love Valentine's Day! ^_^

I'm embroidering a pattern by Sublime Stitching, which I should have done to show you in my next post, but I've also made these super easy heart brooches ...

I think they are really cute!

All I did to make them was roll out some Fimo, cut out the hearts with an old biscuit cutter, and then embossed some words using my tiny alphabet stamps.

Then I just attached some badge backings with E6000.

This red one is my favourite! ^_^

The good thing about these is that you can wear them all together for a big impact, or just wear one for a more subtle look ^_^

Next up: op-shop finds! Scott and I went searching to today for waistcoats and bow-ties, and come home instead with dishes and a typewriter. Opps! We're just going to have to do more searching for vintage men's wear ... what a pity! ~_^

The dish above I think might be milk glass? I am not entirely sure if there is a special way to tell, apart from it being white and glass >_<

Anyway, I really like it; I think the pattern is pretty cool too!

My new typewriter (and my favourite find of today!) is a cream/ beige Olivetti Dora - it's very pretty and it even came with ribbons! Score! ^_^

Lastly, I got these two cute little dishes; the one with violets is from England, and the other is decorated with little shamrocks and is a piece of souvenir wear from (you guessed it) Ireland.

Do you have plans for Valentine's Day? Any suggestions for presents I should make (or buy!) for my nerdy, Star Wars obsessed husband? Let me know! ^_^

- Lisa x


Rebecca said...

Love the pins - Valentinesey without being obnoxious about it, well played!
Also, super jealous of your type writer!

Kate said...

What great finds! Fraser gave me one adorable talking chewie keychain for xmas this year. Maybe the hubs would appreciate one too?

Lisa said...

Thanks Bec! I'm really happy about the typewriter, but we'll have to go op-shopping together and find you one too! ^_^

Lisa said...

It's like you read my mind, Kate! I had a talking Chewbacca plushie planned to make for Scott, but I've been having *a lot* of trouble with the talking mechanism so now it's just a furry looking thing with some vague resemblance to a Wookie (soft toys are not my forte! >_<)