New brooches online

To complement my boxes I have been making some brooches. They each feature a figure or books, and are sewn onto cotton/mix linen, appliqued onto felt, then a gilt coloured brooch back added. Each one is mounted on a piece of card printed from papers in my collection, including a. 1879 cross-written letter and a 1930s invoice. They measure about 2in x 3in. They took quite a while to make and each one developed their own name and personality as I worked on them. I have a batch of about 15, but so far I have six online here, so meet:

 Francis, who loves travelling and hates wearing in new shoes.

Francis, who loves travelling and hates wearing in new shoes.

 Hannah, who loves buying gloves and hates sitting too close to the fire.

Hannah, who loves buying gloves and hates sitting too close to the fire.

 Edith, who loves Earl Grey tea at 3pm on the dot and hates newpapers.

Edith, who loves Earl Grey tea at 3pm on the dot and hates newpapers.

 Clara, who loves violet creams and hates umbrellas.

Clara, who loves violet creams and hates umbrellas.

 Reader brooch

Reader brooch

 Bookcase brooch

Bookcase brooch