Well I had a buttony day in September and you all approved - so today is also buttony. Firstly because my button swap parcel came yesterday from Ali @ Magic Making Hands and today I got to open it and take photos;
Lots of pretty parcels wrapped up in pink tissue
A sewing kit - the pin/needle case is gorgeous and so beautifully made.
A corsage & button badge, a notebook and pencil - I had to hide these from my young niece today - she tried hard to persuade me that her need was greater than mine!!
Magnetic pegs - ideal for keeping all those letters from school organised.
A gorgeous little bucket of buttons - a really lovely rainbow mix of colours.
A heart shaped lavender bag and of course what swap is complete without chocolate?
Here's what I sent to Ali - buttons in her favourite pink/green colours plus some handmade ones I bought at the weekend, a box for keeping things safe, a button corsage, a Russian doll lavender bag, chocolate buttons and an upcycled vintage linen cloth made into a button bag - complete with my own embroidery! All packed into a gorgeous box covered in pictures of vintage crockery;
Thought it looks like it just say button in the other photo - here's a pic to prove I can spell!
Thank you to Lemonade Kitty for organising this swap and to Ali for being a great swap partner - how clever were we to get our parcels to arrive the same day !
More buttony things to show you now - firstly the dress I made for a party this weekend;
Complete with button detail around the neckline;
As I mentioned earlier, I've had my young niece & nephew here for the day whilst my sister was at work. Apart from charging around outside with the boys and playing a complicated game of garden badminton/tennis my niece also did me a huge favour. My button tin has got rather full and every time I make something I have to empty it to find the right colour button - not now. She spent ages sorting them all out and putting them into jars - and she kindly wrote the labels too;
Lastly for today, I mentioned in my post on Monday about a striking gold in a charity shop over the weekend - well it wasn't anything to exciting to some but it was something I've wanted for ages. I found a vintage scrabble set - I have been after a set of tiles for ages as I fancied making some rings and earrings which I think will be popular when I do stalls at school fairs. Here's a ring I made for myself - have already had a few requests from friends for ones for them;
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx