Regina is hosting a brooch swap and also invited all swappers to jointly hold a brooch giveaway on their blogs today. I made more than five so decided I would give one away today too. I used new and vintage materials to create a landscape that I stitched different designs over. In the one above, I added three vintage pearls attached to fabric covered floral wire. The fabrics are a nice mix of linen, cotton, wool and burlap. I just love the textural feel of all of these together. This brooch is sewn entirely by hand and would look so pretty on your coat or lapel.
For some reason I'm feeling in a very spring-like mood (can't imagine why after another 15 inches of snow yesterday...) so if you're interested in a chance to win this brooch, just tell me the name of your favorite flower in the comments below and I will draw a name on Friday.
To see who else is participating in the brooch giveaway today, see Regina's blog for the links.
Time for me to get outside and shovel.....