Hi, welcome to String Revolution. I'm Léan, I live in Dublin with my husband and two little boys, and I am a dangerous stringy subversive.
My job is to radiate my creative truth, and to help you radiate yours. I create, without exception, every day. I write here when I have something to say.

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Three Easy Felt Brooches and an iCatching iPod Cozy

Three easy felt brooches

Hello! What a week, what a month.

In parallel with the tidal wave of political acrobatics and economic drama that has engulfed Ireland recently (yay mixed metaphors!), I’ve been very, very busy here at String Revolution.

This morning, as I look out at the snow and prepare to go marching in Dublin to protest against the catastrophic handling of our current crisis, I’m thrilled skinny to announce that some of my crafty designs appear in the Irish Times magazine, in a feature by Anna Carey on easy handmade Christmas gifts (mine are on page 26 of the magazine).

The three brooches above are made of craft felt, which comes in a huge range of colours and is available in any art and hobby or fabric shop. These brooches are really simple to make (not to mention inexpensive!), and they’d look great on any lapel.

Embroidered iPod cozy

This iPod cozy, machine-sewn and hand-embroidered, is a little trickier, but well worth it. It’s made of small amounts of ordinary fabric (plus a scrap of craft felt for the musical notes). You can customise it with your own design or follow mine, give it as a gift or keep it for yourself. Or go wild – make two!

I’ve written a pair of PDF patterns for these projects, which you can buy by clicking on the PayPal buttons below (no need for you to have a PayPal account: you can use a credit card).

Once I receive notification of your payment I’ll e-mail the pattern(s) to you within 24 hours.


Three Easy Felt Brooches

Features the Super Simple Flower Brooch, the Fancy Frilly Flower Brooch, and the Beautiful Butterfly Brooch, as pictured above. This pattern is a seven-page PDF file, and includes photos, templates, diagrams, and full step-by-step instructions for making these pretty projects. Perfect for quick gifts!

Buy it for €3.80.






iCatching iPod Cozy

Feel like making the iCatching iPod Cozy, as pictured above? This pattern is a six-page PDF file, and includes photos, templates, diagrams, and full step-by-step instructions for making this cool cozy for your groovy tunes. Or for someone’s groovy tunes – it would be a great gift. The pattern is designed for the iPod “Classic”, but I’ve also given instructions for adapting it to other sizes.

Buy it for €3.80.






Or buy both together…

You can also save almost 15% by buying both patterns together – Three Easy Felt Brooches and iCatching iPod Cozy – for just €6.50.






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