Buttons and bows.

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!

005 006 008We 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….

025 011 014 017and some button brooches…..

020 021 019Just right for a lapel of a jacket. Yes button fever certainly hit my workroom! 🙂

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….

002 004I was chuffed to bits that the Gold Finch sat still long enough for me to go click!

About alisonb2

A Christian Mum who crafts
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3 Responses to Buttons and bows.

  1. twinkletoes2day says:

    They are super gorgeous posies, lapel pins and brooches Alison! 😀 I have spread the love on FB and invited lots of my friends to come visit you. 🙂 I hope you have enough enthusiasm left, to make a few lovelies for your Etsy shop, hehe 😉 I haven’t visited in a while, so I’m off for a nosey round, to see what you’ve been upto since I last read about Flora & Florence 😀

  2. Gorgeous little button posies! 🙂
    Congrats on your goldfinch photos…..brilliant!
    V x

  3. karen says:

    aren’t buttons amazing and addictive. I have hundreds that i probably will never use but I just love ”having ” them! Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you but yes, they are actual names….the names of my children.

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