Sunday, May 24, 2009


Have you noticed how dark, dull and grey the clothes are this winter? I know we are meant to be buying classics instead of cheap imports but come on, where is the colour? I spent hours last week looking for some nice merino tops in bright colours but ended up buying boring old grey. I planned to brighten them up with accessories but realised when I got home that I didn't really have anything that would work with them. I got the glue gun out to make myself a rose brooch and then found I couldn't stop. Even when I ran out of ribbon, I wanted to make more and looked around my sewing room for something else to use. Maddy is appalled that I used my tape measure but doesn't realise that I have a whole pile of them saved up from Christmas crackers over the years!

They may not be particularly useful anymore but they are way more beautiful!

I'll be selling these at the 7th June Devonport Craft Market . In the meantime they are working as a great marketing tool. People seem to be fascinated by them and I'm having some great conversations with complete strangers who stop me to talk about my brooch. Its taking me twice as long to do my shopping but its definately brightened up my winter!


R.W.S. said...

Great idea! I love the blue one especially, it reminds me of toile fabric or porcelain.

The Devonport Craft Market / TOTO said...

Thanks Bronwyn! I agree, the blue ones look the best. I only had one of the blue ones so I will have to see if I can find some more.

ruby in the dust said...

I love the tape measure, it's a great use for those silly little plastic ones you get everywhere!!

Knitty Graffity said...

I love the ones made out of tape measure. It’s so inspiring to see something totally out of its context!


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