Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The first prototype

It seems like I've been playing around with bits of pieces of crochet tablecloth and doileys forever, but I think I've finally settled on a new brooch - Vintage tablecloth teamed with a simple Vintage Button.

It seems a bit too much like 'understated elegance' for me.

29 comments:

yardage girl said...

This is very pretty, and yes, elegant. You could always add another button either behind or on top of the one that is there for a burst of colour. Nice!

Jennifer Rose said...

the neutral colours would go with anything, so works really well :) that fabric it is on is really nice :D and the 2 photograph well together

Kat said...

That is really cute. It would also look really nice in a classic black and white combo.

Princess kirstie jane said...

I really like it, you can still really see the essence of the crochet but in a new way. Are you going to use some of the ones you dyed? Like you I'm a bit of a colour on colour person. More is more :)But really elegant this restrained look.

Jennie said...

It's lovely but yes, a little too 'understatedly elegant' for my wardrobe.

Sandrine said...

I like it, it is delicate and simple...tres elegant.Will comliment easily lots of things.Happy playing around Cam!
I have received my little purse I beleive you did a great job it fits perfectly with his mummy ;)Merci, merci, merci!!!!!!!!Have a wonderful day ;) Sandrine xxxx

Gina said...

Yes, it's beautiful, and beautifully simple. Lots of potential for different looks just with the change of a button too.

PS I'm really besotted with my flower brooch. I can't believe the level of detail. The different-coloured stitching, the dyeing, the shaping and stiffening, really sturdy professional finish. I think you should be charging far more Cam. Other people charge the same for covering a button!

Tinniegirl said...

I think it's gorgeous.

clare's craftroom said...

I too think it's just lovely .

Tania said...

That K.I.S.S acronym was invented for a reason. It's absolutely lovely.

Missie Krissie said...

i really like it! perhaps a different colour button would spice it up a little bit?
I'm giving away one of my jewellery trees if u'd like to enter!

MeganK said...

I love the simplicity of this.
x

bubbachenille said...

I love it too!

Michelle said...

I love it, but I'd be tempted to add a baby blue or pink pearlised button to the top of the big button. It would be the perfect mix of shabby chic and understated elegance ;-)

Sandi said...

I love it too. Could go either way on this one. Maybe another layer? Yet it is great just like it is. Depends what you wear it with I guess.

jesska said...

I'm joining the fan club here too - it's gorgeous! :)

becclebee said...

i really like it just the way it is. there is something really sweet about the simplicity of the colours. well done!

dorothybills said...

Great idea, I really like it!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

YAY... it's so beautiful and simple... I think it's perfect. What did you use to pack it with? I found a pattern for a table cloth dress in a mag I bought and am extremely excited as I have the perfect table cloth which belonged to my Grandmother. I don't know when I will make it but I added to my list of things to make... hehe.

Xo Steph

Miriam Patience said...

your brooches are lovely, good luck with the market :)

Mogs Designs said...

Looks lovely, would also look great with coloured vintage buttons.
Good luck with your market.
Melissa

Karin said...

It's really lovely. I love that it's so simple and clean. And their are all kinds of variety's possible. Nice!

Kate said...

How good does the plain white look on the patterned background?!

Bellgirl said...

Classic. For me, a square button.

Remonds me to get on with my white-on-white button evening bag.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Its really beautiful - I love this new prototype. I keep thinking of how wonderful my mum's antique jet buttons would look on a piece of black tablecloth.

Linda said...

I love this Cam it's so gorgeous and goes together perfectly!!!

dearmolly said...

really lovely Cam. Simply elegant and the wearer can dress it up or down. for a special occasion I could see a cluster of these - just devine!

Swirlyarts said...

Love it!

muralimanohar said...

Definitely one of my faves. ;)