Thursday, 12 May 2011
My Creative Space - Even MORE Buttons!
If you’ve ever visited my blog before, you might know that I’m a fan of buttons. And whats not to love?! Ranging from kitsch plastic funniness, to beautifully ornate vintage loveliness, there is a button for every occasion!
If you've never adventured here before, on Thisel and Bean so far, there have been buttons on cards, buttons as decoration, buttons as badges and broaches, buttons as eye candy, practical use buttons and many more.
So, this week as my machine is on a well deseverd break (its at the shop having the sewing machine version of a spa weekend) I have been ummming and arrring about what to do with my very bored hands. I was about to do another button sort (what can I say...its a compulsion – they are so pretty and you always find some gorgeous ones you had forgotten about!) when an oh so obvious thought popped into my head – I could MAKE some buttons!!! Perfect!
So i did....
Now I’ve never made buttons before, and admittedly it was all a little bit fiddly, but I’m pretty pleased with how they came out.
The Buttons all packaged up
Next time I’ll probably experiment with a few different types of material though: I used a reasonably thick cotton this time which created a bit of roucheing/folding around some of the edges (can you see that in the picture below?) which I would prefer to avoid in future, but I think its probably a trial and error thing.
Nevertheless, I am now hooked – so expect plenty more buttons in the future!
To see more creative spaces go to the all new Our Creative Spaces.
And whilst you are over that way pop in on Kootoyoo - the original creative space to see where things are taking her these days...