A vintage child's swim suit with Julie's suffolk puff brooches - this is what we were going to make
A creature brooch
Julie's brooches inspired by a brooch seen in the Imperial War Museum - I made one of these last year
The brooches we could make in the afternoon another variation on the suffolk puff
Tic toc watches guaranteed the right time twice a day
A collection of charm bracelets
My version of the tic toc watch
Spot the NOT deliberate mistake - I am officially a numpty with numbers - I actually laughed out loud when I realised what I had done but decided that actually tea and tiffin time twice a day is actually a really good idea so I left it as it was. Julie had a chuckle too.
I embroidered and quilted my watch at home - straight away -so it didnt get put on a pile and left to languish I am so glad that I did because I am really pleased with the finished result. I think I am going to put it in a frame or make it into a wall hanging with more references to time rather than wear it as it is just a little bit too big for me to wear. I am not a skinny chic by any means but I can brag that the only skinny part of my body is my wrists - wish it was my cankles (definition of cankles when ones calves and ankles merge into one).
My version of the suffolk puff brooch. Again accidentially I got my stitches mixed up but decided that if I carried on it would turn the puff into a little flower and it did. I made a few and then placed them into a rough flower shape and stitched them together. I didn't use the red felt as Julie had for the centre but I knotted a piece of tapestry wool and sewed it to the centre of the flower. I was very pleased with the result.
The back of my watch - gingham and old embroidered tray cloth.
My finished pieces - I was a very happy bunny.
It was lovely to sit and chat and sew with like minded people. Some people had travelled quite some way to attend, one from Milton Keynes another from Bath we all had one or two things in common though. We all agreed it was an excellent way to spend a day. Bliss.