First up is a pomander using two of my favourite things Harris Tweed and buttons.
Buttons were layered and threaded together using a pipe cleaner and then pressed into a frayed edge piece of Harris Tweed into a polystyrene ball. A wide selection of buttons were used including, old new, used and vintage and looks quite striking hanging in a window. Unfortunately due to the light and lack of photography skills I found it quite hard to photograph.
I then went onto make a headband using a plastic base, wadding and an oddment of fabric.
I then simply stitched on a bow...
...embellished with two silver buttons.
Once again inspired by the book, but adapting the idea slightly I made a little cluster of flowers.
These were crochet flowers that were used for my daughters wedding. I made wreaths for the reception venue. So now I always have a beautiful reminder of a lovely day sitting on my table.
Using plastic combs, ribbon and buttons a rather delightful hair comb was made.
Ribbon was wrapped around the comb and then a hot glue gun used to adhere the buttons. It was a quick and easy project to do but took me such a long time as I was playing with the buttons It was a joy to sort through them, remembering where they were bought or who gifted them to me.
My final choice was a brooch, one that I have made many times before and gifted to a lot of friends and family. Once again using Harris Tweed and buttons as an embellishment.
They are looking a little flat at the moment but they fluff up well over time and fray a little giving them depth and character.
I anticipate being busy all day as I intend to be in the kitchen baking and cooking preparing for our daughters and their little families to visit. It was out eldest daughters birthday yesterday, she was 32 years old. The time has flown by it certainly doesn't seem that long since she was a babe in arms. My husband is also celebrating his birthday on Monday, like me he will be 21. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.
See you soon.