Monday, 18 July 2011

Shabby chic!

Shabby chic has been the theme of today's crafting. 

Shabby chic - the use of used, worn, or inexpensive components to make stylish goods.

Now you can't argue that that doesn't sound good! 

I decided that I needed  a few small items for my craft fair so I wanted to have another go at some key rings.

But first - a bargain find, at the same charity shop I found all those delicious buttons on holiday... A great little wooden mug tree for hanging my little handmade bits 'n' bobs on -


Looks ok huh?  And it was only 50p :)

I started by crafting a shabby Union Jack key ring -


This was from the instructions in the current issue of Homestyle Sewing magazine - as previously blogged here

I then decided to try some other kinds of key rings, so I emptied out the bag of scraps I'd received from Julie in our recent scrap swap and played about with them putting funky combinations together.  Here's the key rings I came up with -


I think they look pretty cool.  I can't believe I made all these from scraps - I just added in some buttons and ribbons from my stash (and some key ring loops).  I joined circles of fabric together with a button in the centre, sewed a back on and frayed all the edges. 

These are my favourites -

Pretty pastels

Vibrant blues and reds
I am loving the look of all the frayed-ness! 

Phew, another item to tick of my list of stock. 


Linking up to -

Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party The Girl Creative
Sumo's Sweet Stuff Sew Happy Geek

8 comments:

  1. Love the frayedness too! You'll have to let us know how you get on at this craft fair!

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  2. These are beautiful! Great job! :)

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  3. Beautiful keyrings, I love the shabby chicness of them, I love the pink one, it's so cute.
    What a fantastially productive day you've had.
    Have a great week - Ju xx

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  4. I love the union jack key ring.

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  5. The Union Jack keyring is cute with its pastel colors. :-D Gives it a feminine touch.

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  6. Adorable and easy!

    I would love for you to share this with my readers.

    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/07/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions/

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  7. Those key rings are super cute!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  8. These are so cute. I would love it if you would stop by the crafty link party I just started and link up this craft (and/or any others).
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-link-party-1-cure-for-common.html
    :) Rachel

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