Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Bit 'O Sass: A FarmGirl Broach

My sister sent me a little envelope the other day, and inside was this cute little surprise:  a FarmGirl brooch she had made!

Don't you love getting surprises in the mail?  The kid in me still does...

It is made up of two different retro fabrics, just scraps are large enough for this project:  the flower shapes were cut with her Sizzix shape cutter, using three shapes of flowers, each with a different kind of petal.  

They are layered, five or six on top of each other so that as they "wear" they will fray and curl and look even more Farm Girl!  The pin is backed with felt and a pin back you can find at any craft store.

The icing on the cake, though, is the center of the flower, which is a vintage "bakelite" button, in bright red, which is the perfect accent for the aqua...I LOVE IT!

This is the perfect time of year to get the jean jacket out of hiding and I can't wait to wear this....thank you, Mary!  You are so creative and thoughtful!  

(Go here for another cute idea for your jean jacket!)


Brenda Evans said...

Maybe it's my computer but the pics are not showing up. Boo hoo!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Hi Brenda! Blogger and Picasa have been giving me FITS the last couple of days! I don't know what the deal is, but I am hoping I have it fixed now, at least I can see the photos, can you?

Nancy said...

This is an adorable gift. I think I must have to try making a few. :)

Laura said...

I had that same picture problem in my blog. Finally looked it up in "help" and they blamed it on internet explorer. I switched over to firefox, which I have installed because we have to use it for our business and, sure enough, it worked. Frustrating though!
And...LOVE the brooch! I collect buttons so that may be something I can make! :-)

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mary your sis said...

I'm so glad you liked it! I think I'll be making more as soon as I find more bakelite buttons!

Brenda Evans said...

Oh yes I can see clearly now.. Love that little crafty project yesterday - pics are great now- thanks! I don't know what this is from the hardware store but it looks veewy veewy interesting. Hope someone else knows.