Slow days of brilliant color

We can finally hear the difference: less cars on the roads now; that ever-present hum of traffic has died down to the occasional rubber-burning hoon (with a lone police car in pursuit)…a wonderful silence is building as the long holidays approach. *bliss*

What have you been doing with the last slow days of the year?

I have been stitching more of these bright little felt rondels. They shape up quickly, and are a good way to get a color scheme or a combination of embroidery stitches out of your system.

colorful embroidered felt rondels that look like cookies. or flowers. or doilies.


Still not sure what I’ll do with them all, but I did quit my day job not long ago, so I will probably try to sell them. Should I pop them onto journals? Or make pendants, or ornaments, or brooches out of them? Hmm…what do you think? I’d love to hear your ideas, I’m hopeless at these things!

Also…I made cases for 5 flat-backed, case-bound journals. They’re covered in primed artist’s canvas (ready to paint on when the mood strikes!)…

white case

And, while I was making the cases, I photographed the steps for a tutorial on case-making—for the students of my bookbinding workshops (though I have just realized that I won’t be around to teach Term 1 next year! *sad* But I’ll be doing Terms 2-4, for sure!)

And I made miso soup with tofu, wakame, shiitake slivers, and a sprinkle of gomasso for lunch…(I just added this in so that I seem busier than I actually was…)

How about you?

4 thoughts on “Slow days of brilliant color

  1. I thought of puting them on a pretty platter as if they were cookies. Yes, cookie brooches. Love them. Perfect for dreary cold winter days.


  2. You could make anything with those! You could stick both a pin to be a brooch & one for it to be a hair thingy on the backs. You could stitch a few together to make bigger pieces. You could definitely make them into jewelry or sew them on to other clothing items like hats or gloves.

    Anyway, I’m excited to see what you end up doing on those nice, blank journal covers & that miso soup sounds amazing!


    1. Hi, Denise! Ooh, I like the idea of stitching a few together to make bigger pieces…like a Venetian millefiori bead! And brooches of some sort. Tere are more ideas for what to do with them, than there are felt cookies! So off I go, back to the felt cookie factory… will show you when I’ve done something with them! Hope yours is a Happy New Year!


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