Sunday, 12 May 2013

Buttons, buttons, buttons....

Buttons, buttons, buttons....

Buttons......I just LOVE them! Different colours, different shapes, different sizes, different textures - and there are so many things you can do with them!

I have always used buttons in my crafting, from creating button jewellery such as bracelets and brooches to using them to embellish my ever popular Peg Memo Magnets, Keepsake New Baby Art and creating Cross Stitch Buttons.

Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting using buttons with resin.  My latest creation is now complete!  A set of resin button coasters.  Each coaster is embedded with a shade of buttons in different shapes and sizes.  My first set consists of yellow, green, blue and purple shades.  I am so pleased with how they are turned out - a success!

I have been browsing through Folksy looking for other sellers that use buttons and have found some fabulous items.  Here are just a few of them!

Buttons Jug by Blackbird Studio
Granny's Buttons by BettyK
Duck egg blue heart tea cosy by The Cosy Daisy
Handmade Buttons by Connie Crockett
Blue Ceramic Button Ring by Button it Jewellery by Ali
Vintage Button Hoop Earrings by Bella Designs
Button Letter Cushion by Gillyjam
Orange flower hair clips by Weetinkers

BTW - a note for fellow Craft sellers!

Don't forget about the summer CraftFest event that is happening!  The event is running from 29th June to 6th July 2013.

If you're a Craft Seller and want more information then visit Craftfest here.  Book your stall for only £5!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Obsessed with knitting baby blankets!

Baby Blanket obsession!

I have always confessed to being a lover of knitting.  Whether it is chunky knit scarves and snoods to smaller more delicate knits of arm warmers, funky flowers and head bands.  I am now officially obsessed to knitting baby blankets!

My obesssion started with the news that my husband and I are expecting our first baby. Of course I immediately wanted to get creative and make something special for the new arrival.  Things have since got a little out of hand....and I have ended up with several completed baby blankets and am still working on more!!

All are in different sizes, different stitches and varying colours.....the latest creation is a cream and navy stripe.

My latest obession has however inspired me to have a look at what other hand crafted Baby items are out there.  There are some super cute goregous items!  Here are just a few I have found from WOWThankYou sellers!

First up the knitted collection:

Baby Beanie Hat in Pale Peach by Daisy Dumpling
Organic Pink Cotton Dress by Boutique Baby
Lemon Fleck Booties by Perfect Patchwork
Koala Beanie Hat by MammaZooms
Rose Cardigan by CJ Handknits
Crocheted bunny slippers by Daisy Eliza Designs
Beige hand Knitted Cable Tank Top by Boutique Baby
Crocheted Pom Pom Poncho by Daisy Eliza Designs
Hand Knitted Caterpillar Booties by Babyhandknitsbyceci

And next a variety of HandMade Baby Items

Handmade Diplodocus Soft Toy by Kate Murray Soft Toys
Giraffe in Dungarees by Ellie May Designs
Sock Monkey Caleb by Put a Sock In It
This Little Piggy Bodysuit by MyPipSqueak
Hello Super Soft Minky Baby Comforter Blanket by  My Funny Bunny
Baby Burp Cloth by Fabrilushus 

Also don't forget about the summer CraftFest event that is happening!  The event is running from 29th June to 6th July 2013.

If you're a Craft Seller and want more information then visit Craftfest here.  Book your stall for only £5!