Lately, I have been having a big clearout - a sort of 'Spring clean'. I've been selling off a lot of my older craft supplies on Ebay (check them out, UK folks!) to try to make more space, and it has felt like I haven't actually made anything in a long time! Yesterday, I took some time out from the measuring, counting, photographing and listing on Ebay, to make a start on a new batch of cameo brooches. I'm part-way through making some El Bandido, Blush Bear and Bluebird pins...
At the stage right now of cutting out the felt pieces and the cotton that I printed my artwork onto. Please ignore the errant hair among the bluebirds...I seem to be moulting, it really must be Spring!
It will be a while before these are all done, since the Great Big Clearout must be finished...but right here I have two completed Apple cameo brooches...and they're up for grabs, in my first ever Spring Has Sprung Hip Hip Hooray Giveaway!
Oh yes indeedy, one of these apple pins can be yours - free of charge, wherever you may be in the world. All you need to do is post a comment on this blog, telling me your name and your favourite tip for 'Spring Cleaning' (or tell me how messy you are if you like, make me feel better!) Once I have a fair few entries (I think I'll leave this open for entries until Wednesday March 10th, my sister's birthday as it happens! EDIT - entries are now closed) I will draw two names and tips, and post these on the blog after the closing date - the winning entries will need to contact me and provide me with their address for posting the brooch - don't worry, I will keep your details private!
These pins are roughly the same as this one here (link) - but the felt is a brighter green and the brooches are slightly smaller as I over-trimmed the felt a tad in my 'yay I'm sewing again!' fervour.
If you want to comment on this post, but don't want to enter the giveaway, let me know in the post.
EDIT TO ADD: I'm going to keep this at one entry per person, sorry I forgot to say this earlier!
I'm moderating comments on this blog so they won't show up right away. If you don't want to post your email address in the comment, that's ok, my contact details will be available in my blogger profile for the two winners.