Friday, August 14, 2009

A broochfest

There seems to be a little bit of a broochfest happening around crafty blogland, so here's my show and tell!

I try to co-ordinate a brooch to my outfit every day, even if I'm just schlepping about the house. Brooches just seem to make me happy.

  • Top row - Beaded Heart and Flower Brooches by me
  • 2nd Row - Aunty Mabels Handbag & Owl by Betty Jo - Wonderland and Chocolate by Sophie Isobel
  • 3rd Row - Flower by Greenolive, Owl by Hokey, Vintage Diamante Cluster bought from second hand shop in Clunes, INXS badge from the 80's gifted to me from Steph.
  • Bottom Row - Necklace / Badge Combo by Lauren Williams, 3 vintage floral & 1 Pippijoe fabric badge from Starashan.
  • Cluster of badges on the right hand side made by me at Brown Owls last year.
Do you have a little bit of a brooch collecting obsession that you'd like to share?

24 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

lots of nice looking buttons and brooches :) the blue flowered one I think is really pretty

Tania said...

It's enough to convert any non-brooch person! Not that I wasn't - but you know what I mean!

Lady Bug Cat said...

My Grandma is the brooch queen, I need to get some photos of her stash, she has been wearing and collecting them all her life, and has so many.
Yours are lovely :)

julia said...

Beautiful brooches. I don't have an obsession with brooches, but my mom did for years. When it was time to take her to assisted living where she couldn't take everything, we went through her jewelry one piece and story at a time. It took hours, but it was enjoyable to learn about where she got each piece, who had given it to her, etc..... I wear some of them as pendants and some as brooches, when I remember to look through them and find one to match what I'm wearing.

MeganK said...

Love your collection...
Mine is a bit bare, but does include an owlie from Ms Betty Jo!

x

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I have one- I am just starting out.. I do like them though... and Tania is right your collection is very inspiring.

Sandi said...

I have a small collection of various types of brooches now, but I don't think you can have too many ;)

Christina Lowry said...

Maybe I should join in and share my collection, it isn't very big, but it is growing! :)

Love the owls here especially and that you wear them every day!

Betty Jo said...

Brooch-a-licious!
Thanks for brooching the subject too!

Gail said...

I wish I had a brooch collection! But I don't own even one! I don't think.
Almost started one the other day at the art gallery.... but thought twice, as I don't think hubby would've appreciated the $180 for a bit of Rita Angus! Gorgeousness though!
I love your collection!

Beach Vintage said...

I bought an oversized denim brooch last month and I am hooked on it.

Sandrine said...

Woo hoo that is a great collection here Cam!

Michelle said...

cam...
gorgeous collection...
love the flowers thou...they are really stunning...

Swirlyarts said...

Hah - I'm gonna have to share mine now :) And I'm jealous that you have a Betty Jo Owl - I want one!

Michelle said...

I don't step outside the house without a brooch!

I felt very naked yesterday when I loaned Krafty Kuka my brooch so you could cover the noodle stain on her chestage! I had to rush home and pin another brooch on.

Just as well my collection is embarassingly sizeable, hey!

Two Peas In a Pod said...

My girlfriend Mel is the queen of brooches. She has so many beautiful ones and can put them on any outfit, Im not that great at matching up outfits and brooches. You have some beautiful ones! Hope you are doing well.
Kyla

Kylie B said...

Oh wow they are beautiful brooches!

Sherrin said...

That's a fair collection, Cam!! Very pretty. :o)

I have lots of brooches too... these days I feel naked if I'm not wearing one.

PlanningQueen said...

Gorgeous collection - love Aunty Mabel's Handbag!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Loving your collection, the colours are so pretty, and all so different. (And a little Rock and roll thrown into the craft mix!)

ingrid said...

I am a brooch gal. I don't do earrings very well, so brooches are my alternative.

These are all lovely, enough to make any brooch loving gal green with envy.

Kylie said...

Gorgeous collection. I've been tinkering for ages on a few little brooches and have finally finished one that I like... will post now, thanks for the inspiration!

Alison said...

I got out of the habit of wearing brooches when I had my first baby cos they can be a bit scratchy for them, for some reason I never got back into wearing them again. I think now is the time to start!

flossy-p said...

Oh, I made a really cute (if I doo say so myself) brooch for my friend a few weeks ago, but forgot to take a photo before I gave it to her.

Brooches are so fun. It's so true.