27 May, 2011

I need you help...

I need your opinions on this brooch I am making.
You see, I'm not thinking straight, I have no enthusiasm, no energy but I committed myself to making a brooch & I'm gunna make one. It's just that because I don't feel enthused, I don't know if this looks decent or not.  It's not finished yet, I'm still sewing on the beads... but I'd love your feedback on it... is it too beady, too out-of-fashion, too ickky?

The reason why I'm out-of-sorts? Well, not only am I tired cos I'm a brand new mum to the worlds sweetest 5mth old boy (who is still teething), I also have 2, yes 2, family members in the hospital - one with cancer in a hospital 3hours away and the other in Intensive Care (20 minutes away) that I can't pop in to see cos of the bubba.  So, I'm really trying to be crafty but when you kinda feel hollow on the inside it can be a little hard - that's why I need your honest opinion and please, if you don't like it, don't beat around the bush - I won't be offended!
BTW, my lovely Mr says it looks good, but hey, lets face it, he says I look good when I have baby vomit in my hair!!

12 comments:

  1. Oh you poor thing. I'm so sorry to hear about your family. I hope things improve soon.
    As for the brooch, I love it :-) I love the colours and the textures of the beads and I would be delighted if I got a brooch like that in the mail! Really!
    Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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  2. Well I like it. It suits what I wear all the time - jeans and looks like my style - rustic and blue (3 boys)

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  3. oh bless! so sad to hear.hope things improve.
    darl your brooch looks fabulous i love the blue beads.:)
    hugs
    xo

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  4. Repeat after me: This too shall pass. You are clearly in a rough patch, and I am so sorry to hear it. I promise you that things will get better eventually. Your son's teeth will come in and he will eventually sleep through the night every night consistently (I have 3 kiddos age 5 and under, so I have experienced my fair share of tiredness!). I can guarantee you that your circumstances will shift and you will feel better. And I just paused and prayed for your two loved ones in the hospital. I am so sorry for them and for you, but I have faith that things will improve.

    Now for the brooch. How 'bout if you add something unexpected to liven things up? I was thinking something like a tiny yellow flower in the upper rightish area. Or maybe one orange bead strategically placed? I'm basically just throwing ideas out there to see if anything sounds good. :)

    Keep breathing in and out. I've had days where the most I accomplished was keeping myself and the kids alive for the day. I have experienced the unspeakable sorrow of losing one of my dearest loved ones to cancer. But I have also experienced unspeakable joy in a thousand different ways. I promise you it's coming your way. :)

    Good luck and God bless!

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  5. its a beauty!! Try crafting to take your mind off things for a while...I hope everything gets better for you! Claire x

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  6. Sorry to hear about your family. Sounds like a rough time.

    On a positive note I love the broach. It almost looks like something a bit vintage and I like it for that. If you did want to give a bit more of something - I love Jessicas idea of an unexpected orange or yellow bead. Just the one mind!

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  7. To be honest the colors are great just a little intestine looking to me, but thats just my ipinion!

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  8. Its gorgeous!!
    It must be hard to concentrate at the moment! You're doing brilliantly!xx

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  9. Oh honey, that's just crappy. I feel for you I really do. I hope it all settles down really soon.
    I think the brooch is looking fab! As is that vomit on your shoulder. Maybe some stitching or binding around the edge of the denim to finish it off??

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  10. I always think that making things is a bit like cooking - it always seems better if someone else made it. Your brooch looks great - but it 's probably hard to visualise the final form when your heart is elsewhere? I'd be very happy with this if I was the recipient - especially knowing the effort that went into making it. I hope things get better for you and your family soon.

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  11. I think it looks like something from the 80's... not my favorite thing, but I agree with a comment I read, that spiffing it up with a flower, or as the center of a flower would improve it.

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  12. Oh you poor thing, that's rough! I hope things improve soon. Especially with those in hospital. We had a bad patch with our family last year so I sympathise entirely.
    I found the first six months with my first bub really tough going but it got so much better from then on. Truly. And your little Joe, what a cutie, love the pic. : )
    I love your brooch and your swap partner will too. Take care. x Alisa

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