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Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy PIFers & Jane Austin

Just before Christmas I was honored to host a PIF handmade exchange (you can read the details here) and asked for volunteers to receive a handmade goody (made by me!) and then continue on this wonderful chain of giving by making things for others. (Forgive the light in these photos - it's been storming again for days and the Oregon light is ....well.....permanently grey.)

This beautiful felted clutch purse went to the mega talented Kathy at Artful Muse. We were chatting about buttons, so of course there had to be cool buttons involved!
And wouldn't a coordinating pin be nice with that clutch? So I whipped up a little felted flower pin (with matching button of course!) from the rest of the wool yarn.That second flower pin in the picture is actually a hand crocheted English rose pin going to my second happy PIFer, Annie. Her pin is the deluxe version of my flower pins and comes with a European style finished back. I've been experimenting with various ways to send pins, and as of this last pin, have finally settled on this presentation. It fits in the standard boxes, uses my new labels .. it's a winner! So....all of my crocheted flower pins will now come on pretty cards like this. All my flower pins are one-a-kind beauties straight from the studio garden. I did make two flower pins for Alison as part of her winning giveaway package, but you know me and how I am horrible at remembering to photograph things before I wrap them, so no photos of those :)

And what's this???? It's the cover of my new Oregon Public Broadcasting magazine!Masterpiece Theatre is running "The Complete Jane Austin" with new presentations of "Persuasion", "Mansfield Park", "Northanger Abbey" and "Sense and Sensibility", plus the acclaimed Kate Beckinsale "Emma" and the Colin Firth "Pride and Prejudice". Oh, yum - a Jane Austin fest! I watched the first one, "Persuasion" last night and am looking forward to the other new presentations!!

27 comments:

Sandra Evertson said...

That clutch is Fabulous! I Love the muted tones you used!
Sandra Evertson

Sugar Bear said...

The clutch and the pin are fab!
Karla

Monica Yvette said...

Oooh, it all looks so pretty and soft. Recently, I saw previews on the Jane Austin-athon, and thought of you and all of our bloggy friends out there. Oh, and by the way, you are quite welcome, my dear:)
Monica

Alison Gibbs said...

What a beautiful clutch.
Your pins are just too cute.
Alison

decadentdiamond said...

I love the colours in the clutch! ..and those cards for the pins are so professional.. I don't do any of that, don't even have business cards, gosh!

Sherry said...

I really love this clutch...very rich and bold!! Oh a Jane Austen fest...delightful!!!!

NeereAnDear said...

Oh girl how lovely is that ... so divine!!! I just left a link about your fab site on mine

HUGS
JO

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love all your creations. The felted purse is to die for :-)

((hugs)) Rosie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, I wonder if the Jane Austen series is playing here too?? I need to go set the Tivo!

ara133photography said...

That purse is completely amazing & so pretty!! OOH I completely forgot about the Jane Austen marathon!!! I missed my favorite version of Persuasion :( I'll have to catch the rest, thanks for reminding me!!

Love the blog :)

...dotty... said...

I love that clutch ! Do you ever add anything to the fiber friday thread on Etsy fridays? I'd love to see your things there ! It doesn't have to be something that you're selling in your shop, you know........just something that you made that week ! People should see your things, girl !

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Heather, Love your clutch. It reminds me of a little "prayer pocket" I used to make for cancer patients years ago. I would make tiny pieces that look like your clutch and slip a verse to encourage families in waiting rooms of hospitals...or wherever. Hugs, Deb

rochambeau said...

Your clutch is fabulous! Such subtle colors in the yarn.

Hope you were able to see Jane Austin last night. I had to miss. ;~(

Thanks for stopping by!

Constance

Felicia said...

What a truly lovely treasure. The clutch is beautiful and of course you know I love the flower.

Lori said...

Heather, your felted clutch is just amazing, i love the colors AND the sweet button...and the presentation for your flower pins is PERFECT!!!

ThisOldHenHouse said...

gorgeous feltwork!

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Thanks for the visit! Wasnt it wonderful last night! The collage of the Austen ladies, is that Billy Piper from Dr. Who? I like her alot, is she in one of the dramas coming up?? Can't wait till the next :)Talk soon, Hugs , Kimberly

KV said...

Yes, yes, that clutch IS FABULOUS! Thank you so much, Heather -- I will be the envy of all four of my daughters . . .


Kathy V in NM (who adores the pin, too!)

melissa @ the inspired room said...

That is WONDERFUL! Beautiful work!

I missed the first Jane Austen presentation but I will definitely be tuning in to the rest!

Melissa

Susan Tuttle said...

That clutch is simply divine and funky, all wrapped into one. Those pins are wonderful! I love your designs!

Happy New Year!

Susan
xo

Lady N said...

That purse at the top is so gorgeous! A Jane Austen Fest - I would love that!

The Rose Room said...

Lovely, lovely, love the clutch, love the pins, love the cover, all lovely:) Rachael

Just Between Us Girls said...

I think it simply amazing how you made the felted clutch and pins. I would not know where to begin with projects like this. JUST OUTSTANDING. The cover to the magazine is breathtaking. Love it all. Pat

Just Between Us Girls said...

Thank you for your comments about the kitty items. Keep in touch and stop by again soon and keep up all that wonderful work of yours. Pat

bluemuf said...

The clutch and pins are wonderful.

Karen

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so bummed that my PBS station isn't playing those. I guess I'll have to get them from Netflix.
I love that clutch you made. I think it would look really nice with a beautiful suit and some of your jewelry, of course.

Lelia said...

I have enjoyed going thru your blog! WOW. What a talent : )

Your clutch is awesome!!

Enjoy the week-end