I have always loved the work of Pat Winter. I discovered her work years ago on Art-E-Zine. Once she started blogging, I followed her religiously and still do to this day. Pat's delicate embroidered crazy quilting, in soft Victorian hues can calm and quiet the busiest of minds!
I was quite taken with Pat's Embellished Brooches. Beautiful Victorian images surrounded by needle felting, silk ribbon embroidery, beads, sequins and charms. Here is an example of Pat's work:
Gatherings Etsy Shop. I believe in being respectful and I didn't want to take away from her sales. I just felt that it was proper etiquette to ask her first.
So, here are my newest embellished needle felted art brooches worked in the beautiful and elegant style of Pat Winter:
If anyone is interested in making some of these, Pat offers a tutorial in her shop:
Instant Download for Felting And Embellishing A Brooch here.
And speaking of crazy quilting, I spent all day yesterday running my treadle sewing machine. I'm sure I put a good couple of miles on it! I sewed up a ton of purses, a pillow and a door hanger. So have loads of new things in the works.
Finally, on a sad note, my mom lost her beloved Chooch this morning: