Thursday, 29 September 2011

Lampshade - Decorated with a selection of vintage buttons (work in progress)

Inspired by an article in a recent edition of Mollie Makes magazine i have been covering an old lamp frame with quite literally hundreds of buttons! Keep checking back for the finished lampshade!!

Handmade Cards - birthdays and weddings

A selection of  the cards i have been making recently for Birthdays and weddings. Buttons seem to be the theme of the moment! 

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Gift Tags: Buttons & Luggage Labels

I have been making pretty button card gift tags. They can be used as as a functional gift tag and have space on the back to write a personal message. I also think they make a really sweet little present and are so light that they won't cost much to pop in the post to a friend! I love mother of pearl buttons and they can be used in so many different craft projects. The buttons are hand sewn onto card and are then mounted on to decorative papers and fixed on to a traditional brown luggage tag. Christmas tags coming soon!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

up cycled desk

Upcycling is so much fun and can produce such satisfying results! This bureau style desk was originally my mothers when she was a child. However over the years layers of thick gloss paint had been applied to it and it had really seen better days. A few years ago my parents even tried selling it for a mere £5 at a car boot but nobody was interested. So the (self appointed) challenge arose for me to give some new life to it (with the hope it could be used by Martha when she is bigger). The thing i particularly liked about the desk was its small scale and the separate compartments. The compartments will be fun for Martha to hide things away in and arrange special keepsakes. I collected a number of different papers including some old wrapping paper, maps and books to collage directly on to the desks surface. I was really pleased with the Penguin book wrapping paper which I used on the shelves. It has now been transformed into a fun piece of furniture perfect for Martha's room.

Wedding Season

Martha's wedding shoes in action; (well kind of) there was one major flaw, she kept taking them off and playing with them. I must remember next time to make them look really boring!