Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stamp It, Stitch It, Wear It ♥♥

Hello, thanks for coming over for a visit.....

I whipped up a little Hedgie brooch today and wanted to share him with you as I do love a  brooch or two or three or four or five or more!! 

I spied a set of fab little Woodland stamps over at Modes website and resistance was futile, so I just gave in and bought them......

Well, it was a Mother's Day gift to myself.......


Stamp on some calico and add some some hand stitching here and there.
I'm sticking with the Bluebell theme ❀❀❀

I fused it onto some recycled blanketing and then added the
free motion embroidery.
 I felt it needed a bit more body, so fused it again to another piece of woollen fabric
Stitched around the border once more to add definition and texture then....

Added a brooch back and ........'s ready to wear.

Apologies for the lack of a good close up, my little camera, doesn't like taking them, hmmm!

A simple and fun little project. 
I plan to use a few more of these stamps and turn them into brooches.

Maybe I'll do a series of Woodland brooches.......

I'm joining in with lots of other crafty people over here.

Hope you are all having a crafty & creative week.

Now I must go and finish packing my case as my flight leaves in a couple of hours......
Lookout Queensland, there's a lady with a Hedgehog brooch on her cardi coming to visit, hehe.

Take Care,

Claire ❀❀❀


  1. Loving your hedgie! So cute... Great idea making a brooch. Lisa xx

  2. It's adorable Claire thank you for sharing your crafting process with us.

  3. So clever, so cute and so easy - I love your little hedgehog brooch:) Cyndy

  4. Very's a clever way to use those cute stamps :)

  5. oh how gorgeous! I love love love

  6. You are clever, it is really lovely. Hope you have a great time on your trip.

  7. That is just so cute. You are so clever.

  8. How could you have resisted, the stamps are so pretty and of course for gifted people like us they are a MUST HAVE!

  9. It's gorgeous, I love it. However, I'm not keen on hedgehogs!!! Liz xx

  10. It is gorgeous - the hedgehog is so cute!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  11. Hello from Sunny Spain,

    I'm a fairly new follower to your blog. :-)
    What a very pretty brooch,so original and it looks pretty easy to make..... I'd say that will bring more than one comment when you wear it.
    Enjoy yourself in Queensland. If you go to Brisbane take the boat cruise down the river if you can its wonderful.

    Amanda :-)

    at Crafty in the Med

  12. Pure genius....clever girl indeed. xxx

  13. Aw, that is just super-cute! Have a fab holiday Claire!
    (Loving the sound of a set of woodland brooches BTW) x

  14. Such a sweet brooch Claire - you make it look easy too :D)
    Have fun xx

  15. Oh I love it! I'm a brooch girl too :)

  16. I love your brooch, its so pretty! These stamps are gorgeous too, you should definitley make more brooches with them!

  17. Hello Dear Claire (haven't got your parcel off yet sorry) had to laugh I was reading your post....and reading....and reading...and I thought "Gee this is a loooong one" then I realised I was into the next post as well! It turns out you have been doing lots and lots of clever things that I haven't caught up with for some time! Makes for a good sit down and a read though. I know you are really enjoying yourself with this autumn weather. My absolute favourite thing is your autumn trees cosy and my favourite Claire Quote was when you saw the woodland stamp set and "resistance was futile..." LOVE it.
    Lots of Love, Tanya

  18. i love it!!!! the stamps are very cute and using them to make a brooch was super smart!
    greetings from greece xxx

  19. I love it too! Such a great idea, and beautifully executed as always. The stamp set looks lovely, I wonder if they're sold over here...

  20. Your brooch is stunning - those stamps are gorgeous! Such a pretty idea.

  21. Oooh! I love it Claire, I am going to try and make a brooch now!!

  22. He's a very cute little hedgehog and he makes a great brooch :)

  23. that's such a cute brooch! enjoy your trip :-)

  24. Oooh that brooch is adorable! and what a great idea using stamping and embroidery together. :)

  25. You are so clever! The brooch is cute, cute, cute!!! :-)

  26. I have lots of stamps from papercrafting and I hadn't thought to use them as templates for embriodery. What kind of ink pad did you use? Lily. xxx

  27. I have just found a new love for free motion stitching on my machine, love this idea, such a sweet little brooch, it looks gorgeous.

  28. so cute! I would be stamping that little rabbit onto absolutely everything!


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