Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Get the London Look

I'm sure that anyone who works in retail will well know that EVERYONE is jumping aboard the British nostalgia wagon this year in celebration of the Jubilee and Olympics. And I've noticed a lot of crafters doing the same. So I've decided to do a small "London" collection of brooches, even though I am the most anti-London person I know. I have similar views to Alan Partridge on the subject. It's okay for a day-trip but then get the hell out.

Any way, I thought I'd go for some of the stereotypical London souvineer images, one of which is a British post box, a brooch I've made in the past but which no-one ever seemed to like as much I as do. Maybe the boost in British nostalgia will help it's popularity.



I've also gone for a London bus, mostly because the postbox red colour fits in nicely with the first brooch. I did try a phonebox too, but I didn't think it looked very good. Here's the bus...



I've made an obligatory queen's head brooch (incidentely have you heard that 1st class stamps are going up to 60p each...eeeek!). I tried to make one of these before Christmas as a customer requested item from a royal family fan, but the outcome looked like Old Mother Hubbard. I'm not convinced that this try is much better, but here she is...



And finally a pigeon! I think this one's my favourite...



Rule Brittania. And all that.

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