Monday, 12 November 2012

On my plate...

...this week, is mostly birthday cake; it is dear husband's big day today, he didn't want anything handmade **gasp** so he had to settle for a Kindle Fire (without a quilted case, oh the shame!).

But whilst the birthdays are being ticked off, the Christmas list is rattling its cage for attention, so I started on the 'teacher' pressies already.

The felt I bought at the weekend was picked with this in mind.  I had a Sizzix die I was wondering what to make with, (I don't think that is even proper English, sorry), and so a new bunch of victims class teachers, means a new brace of Christmas brooches!?
I cut two sets of flowers and layered them up to give a nice weight brooch, the button holds all the layers together quite nicely.  Totally quick and easy, and so with the prototype deemed a success, I will get on and make some more and take some half decent photos... (then put them somewhere out of the way until the end of term, and then end up buying chocolates at the last minute when I can't find them!).

Speaking of Sizzix, keep 'em peeled my friends, fun stuff coming next week!

Oh and with it all being so busy here the last few days, I never got round to saying a big thank you to everyone who voted for my mini quilt over at Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival - I did not win my category, Elizabeth-Don't Call Me Betsy did, but she probably has 6-squillion more followers than me, so that's my excuse, and I am sticking to it!

23 comments:

  1. Ah what a shame, it was a lovely mini, loving the brooch its very cool, hope those lucky teachers appreciate it xx

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  2. The brooch is fabulous - I'd have loved to receive a present like this from one of 'my' children! Why not say on here where you've hidden the finished items and then we can all remind you in the last week of term?!
    P.S. Sorry you didn't win your category...b*gger!

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  3. the brooch is just lovely

    PS you was robbed!

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  4. Teacher gifts. Ooooooh! So don't want to go there. Enough to do.

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  5. Commiserations :(
    Love your brooch. You are well ahead, hope it stays that way .

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  6. Cute brooch Had! They will make fab pressies! Jxo

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  7. Lovely broach! Hope hubby had a happy birthday! And yes, you were robbed! Good suggestion by Helen!

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  8. Haha shame shame on the kindle case! Love the brooches!

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  9. You can sneak in the kindle case later on. The brooches are lovely. I think you should have a sizzix giveaway limited to only your friends from Canada who attend the FQ retreat, just saying.

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  10. Sad you didn't win. It's still one of my favs of 2012, though.

    I try to balance my handmade items wiht "store-bought" or tech ones. I always worry about approaching the handmade gift saturation point in each of my recipients… It's probably ok for hubby to want a non-sewn gift. This time. :)

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  11. Great teachers gift idea! Hope you keep track of them! (put in ziplock and pin to wall?)

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  12. Hoping the teachers are women! If not, could be a tiepin!??

    Don't loose them - that would be my problem...thought Helen was going to send Archie down to sneak one back to her when he asked!

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  13. Love the brooches, def put the hiding place on your blog, maybe a whole post with the title being "Where I hid the Teachers gifts"? I would do this. Could work for Easter eggs too. LOL
    Now I went over & checked out all of the winners in the competition.
    If it makes you feel any better, my taste does not coincide with all the other voters!!
    Bugger me if only one of the quilts I voted for won o.O
    No idea what that says about my taste in quilts but never mind, besides you (& us) loved your quilt & that is all that matters really.
    Have a great week
    Lush x

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  14. These are so pretty - I want to be one of your kids teachers :-)

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  15. Sorry you didn't win at Amy's, but you did really well to make it to the last group!

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  16. What a great idea for a teacher's gift. They're super cute and would spruce up a coat or purse or...

    Happy birthday Mr. Flying. Hope you guys have a great day celebrating! Will he get a Kindle case for Christmas?

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  17. What no case!!??? Cool brooches though.

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  18. Can I be an honorary teacher?
    "Not handmade!" - hope he got a good slap.

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  19. Cute! Is this just normal felt or a specialized kind? Cute!

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  20. Cunning plan with the brooches, hope you've been enjoying the cake!

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  21. lovely brooch. It is an honor just to be nominated, right? That's the PC thing to say, but heck, everyone would like to win! Next time...

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