Thursday, 11 September 2008

Margaret H and the dark ghost

Margaret H and the dark ghost, originally uploaded by Joey 7.

At last, I've taken pictures of the Halloween brooches I've made so far! I thought I was planning ahead by starting to make them in August but time moves so much faster than me, and so does everyone else!

I've called the one pictured, "Margaret H", can you guess why? ;-)

The background is a page from a lovely children's picture book called "A Book of Ghosts", illustrated by Pam Adams and Ceri Jones. I had another copy of this book as a child, but as it had lovely coloured paper, I cut lots of it out to draw on and make collages etc... Then about two years ago I was amazed to find it at our local cut-price bookshop, The Works in Sheffield, it had been reprinted in 1990. A real classic.

Anyway, back to the bunnies! Their cloaks and hats are removable - yes, dressing-up brooches! I spent a while designing the little 'slots' in the brim of the hat and the cloak at the back so they fit snugly and neatly around the brooch pin when flattened against someone's coat or whatever they've pinned her to.

Well, what do you think? I'll be making some more like these and i'll post pictures of them in my flickr set and in my Etsy shop of course!

Don't have nightmares.... ;-D
Joey x


  1. So cute! I'm not expecting a nightmare, but it is possible i will be dreaming about your halloween brooches. Looking forward to seeing more!

  2. Thank you ismoyo! Hopefully you won't need to be dreaming too long! :D
    Thank you for visting!
    Joey x

  3. Removable clothing is an excellent idea! I think you should make more and sell a whole lot of them!

  4. Absolutely darling!! I love that you can take off the costume a still be left with a cutey bunny pin to wear--what a great idea.
    Smiles, Karen

  5. Thank you Lemon Shortbread and Mrs.Karen Kwitty! I am making more (very slowly...) and watch this space for Christmas versions! :D
    Joey x

  6. Aww, cute! I love seeing all the halloween/fall inspired crafts in people's blogs. :)


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