Parrot fashion

Last week it was my friend Lou‘s birthday and I made her this brooch.

Being in full time work at the moment means I haven’t had much time to sit down at the sewing machine and make clothes*, but I have been fiddling with bits and pieces to make accessories. The parts for this brooch (a kilt pin, actually) were originally parrot earrings which I removed from their posts, while the green apple dangling between the two birds is a bead I made from Fimo ages ago.

The brooch is pinned to a postcard of a tropical rainforest so that it looks like the parrots are sitting up in the trees nibbling away on some fruit. Well, at least that’s what it’s meant to look like… a little imagination may be called for…

*This explains my lack of outfit posts lately. Sorry!