I forgot to share this earlier:
I have since made one more brooch, but I can’t share that one quite yet.
And now I’ll have to get more safety bar pins before I can make more brooches, because I’m out. Although I suppose I could continue making the face side and worry about the backs later….yeah, I like that idea.
Also, I have almost decided to save my money for a die-cut machine, because cutting out shapes would be SO MUCH EASIER. Plus I wouldn’t feel like I’m making slightly inferior pins. Have you seen some of the felt pins on Etsy? Perfectly round, or otherly shaped, because they are die-cut. And gorgeously embroidered on top of being perfectly shaped.
But then I question, am I really THAT interested in it? Do I want to be that committed? In the brief looking around I did, a decent die-cut punch (is it called a punch?) isn’t exactly cheap. Hmm…I guess now that begs the question: Do any of my readers use a die-cut punch, what do you have, etc. etc.