Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Teeny Weeny Spotty Buttons and 'Heart Felt' Make.....

Let me show you something sooooo cute I can hardly believe my eyes........

Teeny tiny spotty buttons in an abundance of beautiful colours- AHHHHH! These are the things that dreams are truly made of......well mine anyway!

I actually didn't think it was possible to get spotty buttons that would give me even more crafty pleasures than the spotty buttons in my last blog post......bit of a rambling sentence there but it makes sense to me in my crafty fuddled head!

They're for sale now and listed on Etsy and I have named them Teeny Weeny Spotty Buttons......of course! They come in a variety of seven gorgeous colours and there are 30 of each colour, they are pricey- sorry folks! This takes into consideration the counting out of these teeny thingies but they are no more expensive than their R.R.P.

 Of course I have kept some for myself and during last Friday when every body was 'loved up' I decided to make my 'Heart Felt' brooches. 

I started with a hearty template......collected oodles of my lovely felt in an array of sumptuous colours....then basically started cutting! Wah! Hey!
 I cut two heart pieces for each brooch then sewed them together but leaving a small gap- this is so that I am able to sew the brooch back on and then stuff the heart with wadding. This part is very fiddley but after much experimenting I have never found an easy way to sew the brooch backs on, if I sew them on first there comes a point where they get in the way of my sewing machine!

 After a good stuffing I sewed the gap up! THEN after much thought and lengthy discussion with my other half I chose to glue the teeny buttons onto the felt. I used a very strong Gutermann textile glue and if I didn't have this glue I would have been in no doubt but to sew the buttons on.  Once again I have kept one of these brooches for myself, but only so that I can give it a good 'bashing'- product testing you could call it. HA! HA!

 Here we have a few finished wholesome heart products. I intend to sell them next week at a vintage wedding fair ( I will do a blog post with info by the end of the week) I have been asked to take part in. I'm a little worried as this is very new to me but I'm sure I will enjoy myself. I may also make some kits up so people can make their lovely brooches. I will also be selling my buttons and pins etc.

Ok.....off to make a few bags. 


  1. Wow they are gorgeous but on the hearts they look fab!

  2. Thank ye very kindly!

    Fingers crossed the hearts go down well at the vintage wedding fair.......I haven't a clue about that sort of thing!

    More makes on the way!!