Nearly three weeks ago a friend and I went to a workshop. It was pouring with rain, but the promise of a cappuccino and a piece of carrot cake was enough to draw us to the little coffee shop in town to play with buttons. Can you imagine huge boxes of buttons. All carefully sorted by colour. Red, blue, green, purple, yellow, and cream, with all the different hues in between. We learnt how to bend a silver papered wire and thread the buttons before twisting round and round to make a stem. Lots and lots of times! We spent nearly an hour and an half playing, adding some paper flower shapes and single buttons to some of the stems. Then we gathered them all together. A quick wrap round with a ribbon and voila – one button posy!
We really enjoyed it. Playing! We came away with a packet of wires each, but I left the offer of a bag of buttons. I have a lot. Not quite as many as the workshop, but enough to play at home. Conference is just around the corner and I have been trying to get some different things together for my Sun Shine School stall……. and failing badly. I have made my “initial” key rings and crocheted a few scarf edgings but that is about it! So the buttons came at just the right moment to get me going again. One or two posies on a smaller scale….
Before I go I want to show you this photo. I have been trying to capture this bird for weeks now but the camera shake has spoiled all my shots. BUT not this time….