Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Textile Brooch

Having some fun with my badge making machine!!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


YUM! by Once upon a time in the north
YUM!, a photo by Once upon a time in the north on Flickr.

As I was having a whole 'lotta' fun sewing the other day I somehow found myself sorting through my buttons. Now you should understand that button sorting is a favourite pastime of mine and I need no excuses. It gives me immense pleasure to sort them into their individual jewel like colours, their various shapes, sizes, whether they have two holes or four....... Maybe it's because I'm a control freak or possibly that sometimes I'm a Teaching Assistant- buttons are an excellent educational tool as well you know!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Friday, 10 June 2011

Summertime Supplies Party Bag- Buttons X Ribbons X Bows.

As if I haven't enough to do with my life- today I've been putting together a collection of party bags. I'm calling them party bags but really they're a yummy colletion of buttons and ribbons.

I'm starting to get in the Summertime party mood- you know long and lazy, hopefully, warm summer evenings (fingers crossed). Which got me thinking about things that make me happy. We always have big family gatherings in the summer and there are always treats for the children and then I bags! Hooray! I love a good party bag. So I have put together my style of party bag wish list containing buttons and bows and ribbons and pom-poms. Nom! Nom!

 I have sorted through many, many buttons and put together a very good multi-coloured mix of approximately 30 buttons ranging from teeny buttons to big buttons. There are some with spots and some with stripes, buttons with two holes, four holes, some with a shank, solid, transparent, pink, purple, green, orange, yellow...... But stop! This supplies party bag also contains bows, pom-poms and best of all 1mtr each of two double delicious ribbons- so basically 2mtrs of ribbon!!!!!

This assortment of supplies is a treat and perfect for starting your own button collection or for doing some wonderful craft projects.