I mentioned in my last post that my muse is feeling a little unfocused. She's still feeling creative, just not in the way I'd like her to be. Not knowing exactly how to focus this side of me, I decided to revisit a project I had done in the past, the "mother nature's palette" brooch you see here. I thought maybe if I could work on a familiar project it might make the transition from bagels to brooches a little easier.
I sewed up one, reflected a while, then made another. It seems to have worked a little bit as there are the beginnings of a toadstool and a piece of cedar on my table today, signs of creativity returning...
I've put the two brooches in my shop this morning, along with the last two acorn ornaments I'll be making until I can gather more of the right caps this fall.
Speaking of caps, these teeny tiny acorn caps on the brooch just kill me. I find them on the French Rapids trail by the Mississippi river and make a trip there every fall just to gather them. The entire acorn, minus the stem, is only as big as my pinky fingernail. So cute!
Hope your week is off to a good start, everybody.