~Playing with buttons~

4 May

 

Today I felt a bit ‘meh’ and didn’t feel like doing much, so I did what I always do when I’m feeling like this…I got my buttons out! There is nothing better than pouring out a jar of beautiful buttons into a bowl and rummaging through, I love the feeling of them. It reminds me of when I was little and used to run my hands through the barrels of bird seed in pet shops!

I didn’t have a plan, I just wanted to do something creative that didn’t involve leaving the sofa! Here is what I came up with.

The button wire-heart I really like. I know you see them everywhere and they aren’t very original, but I love them all the same and wanted to create a nice bright one (we know how much I love my bright colours!) I only had some thin purple wire lying around, so I need to invest in some slightly sturdier stuff so that it keeps it’s lovely heart shape better.

I have also been wanting to do a bit more embroidery for a while. I did make my mum a ‘Home Sweet Home’ sign for Mothers Day(Picture on my Twitter account!)but have done nothing since then. So I thought since I was having a button loving day I would create something in honour of my love for buttons! Here it is!

What do you think?

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6 Responses to “~Playing with buttons~”

  1. Lucy B May 5, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Ahhh, love the button heart!

    • humbugbuttonbeetle May 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      Me too!! I found some cat shaped ones you would love too in my collection! x

  2. J6891 May 6, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Love it! I love buttons too. My button collection is very small at the moment though.

    • humbugbuttonbeetle May 6, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      Thank you! Mine started small and then grew to an obsessional amount! Ebay is good for bags of cheap buttons x

  3. HouseOFpinheiro (@HouseOFpinheiro) May 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi Lucy, lovely blog. nice to have you on our pincushion swap

    • humbugbuttonbeetle May 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

      Thank you. I’m really looking forward to finding out my swap buddy so I can get making!x

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