But before you go thinking it was easy and straight forward, let me take you on a bit of a brooch journey.
First off I thought I'd make it out of bits and pieces from my Farmer Boy's shed.
When that didn't come together, I started crocheting a multi layered and petaled flower. When that looked like it was going to turn out enormous, I ditched that idea too. I hope to go back to it and finish it at some stage because it'll look great as a corsage on a bag or jacket, but not really a brooch.
Then while looking at pretty pictures on Ravelry one night I decided to make a doily brooch. And after looking at hundreds of doily patterns and not loving any of them, I made up my own.
Or at least I thought I did, but when I came home and did a Pinterest search I came up with this. It looks so similar to mine it's scary. Wow!
It seems my pattern might not have been so original after all.
I crocheted five small doilies yesterday on the train to Melbourne and back. It took me that many goes to get the size and shape and pattern I liked. But do you think I wrote it down as I went along so I knew what I had done? Nope! This silly billy had to guess and count the stitches each time.
When I had finally come up with a pattern I was happy with, I decided the cotton I had grabbed that morning was far too white, so we soaked the doilies in my Mum's tea pot and then in a salty vinegary solution to set the new colour.
After that all that was left was to stitch it onto some denim, glue a circle of denim on the back to neaten it up and then the brooch pin.
What's next? Some caravan sewing I think.
Have a fab weekend y'all.