Thursday, February 18, 2010

Inspiration from Casey - A Vintage Brooch

Recently the lovely Casey from Elegant Musings posted a tutorial on how to make a cherry brooch. She was even more generous - hosting a giveaway of one of these pretty decorations.

I fell in love, and was intrigued by the thought of making my own cherry brooch. But I could not find any cherries at my local Lincraft, so I decided to have a go at making one from a vintage-looking button. What do you think?

I bought some more vintage-looking buttons, as well as some cherry red velvet ribbon too. I'm totally inspired. But I still want one with cherries dangling, like the gorgeous one made by Casey. She says she will be selling them in her etsy shop soon, so I think she's already got one eager customer!!

I've almost finished my Macaron Colette dress... just got to do the skirt pleats, zipper and hem.


  1. It's so lovely and I too am eagerly awaiting her Etsy kits. So so cute. I love your velvet bow and am very excited to see your macaron dress!

  2. The result is so cute, nice idea!

  3. EEEEEEEEEK! I am so tickled to see your brooch inspired by my little tutorial--it seriously brought a smile to my face! :) Using the button is so clever. I might have to rummage up some of my "orphan" buttons and try this? ;)

    Oh, btw: I've posted two different cherry brooches in my shop. ;)

    ♥ Casey
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