**WARNING - this post is seriously heavy on buttons!!**
With all the frantic crafting going on round here lately, I've decided that I'm on top of craft fair stock and so will finally be able to take a breather from the manic sewing!
I think it's no secret to you all that - I LOVE BUTTONS!! I asked the other day for suggestions on what to do with all of my newly acquired buttons, and a couple of you suggested some button jewellery. I liked the sound of this! I especially fancied a bracelet, but thought it seemed way too complicated, until I found this tutorial for easy peasy button bracelets. So, I spent an evening sewing my buttons onto my elastic, and here's my gorgeous bracelet -
I love it! I'm also all prepared for sewing a white version tonight. I'm tempted to even add a few to the craft fair stock. I'll need lots more buttons for that right??
Well, imagine my delight when I came downstairs this morning to find that the postman had delivered an envelope STUFFED full of buttons! A Twitter follower had spotted my button love and sent me her collection of buttons! I was absolutely delighted, here's the lovely lot -
And that's not all.....I was passing a few charity shops this afternoon and asked if they had buttons. In one shop the lady came out from the back with a huge hamper stuffed full of buttons! I had a good rake through and came home with a couple more buttons to add to my collection -
Again, the row above shows some of my favs. That big metal one is lovely! Luckily there were quite a few sets in there so I have a few the same.
We also managed a trip to IKEA in on Friday. It was my first time browsing their fabric department and I certainly wasn't disappointed!
The top one is (I think?) designed by Cath Kidston herself. In hindsight I wish I'd bought a lot more of it! The bottom two are actually bed sheets, but for £1.99, that's a lot of great fabric! I also got these fun/kids fabrics -
I can't wait to start crafting/sewing with this little lot, but I think I'll be slowing down on the sewing for a little while, until my sewing machine recovers from the major overuse it's had lately. And besides...I've got IKEA wardrobes and sets of drawers to build.......wish me luck!
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