Wednesday, 9 September 2009

New Buttons

After a Summer of not making much, I have finally made something and listed it too. These red & white polka dot hair snaps are now available from my etsy shop. Made using a very cute red & white polka dot ribbon but using exactly the same technique I use to make my Dorset Buttons. So although the 3 buttons featured in this post look different they are made in the same way.

This photo shows one of the backgrounds I am using for my etsy shop. It is from a 1950s girls' annual.

These yellow and brown buttons are for a custom order. They are now hair snaps.
And this final photo is of two I made this morning. I used a gorgeous variegated thread. I think these are destined for hair grips too - either snaps or bobby pins (as they say in the USA).

At the moment I am working on some incorporating using seed beads, so I will keep you posted.

8 comments:

Maisy said...

oooh, the yellow and brown are so pretty! *winks* :)

louise35flower said...

Very clever ribbon ones and love the variegated thread too. I have been drooling over reels of thread this morning (strange child that I am), the machine embroidery ones are just amazing, might be worth a try on your buttons. x

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

beautiful i love your buttons!!

Bigbluebed said...

Thnk you Maisy (wink back).

Louise - Thank you. I am looking for new ideas for the buttons and love the thought of the reels of embroidery thread.

Bigbluebed said...

Thank you Vintage Violet.

AMIdesigns said...

I love your backgrounds - perfect for the hair clips. The polka dots are just so cute :)

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeous site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

Bigbluebed said...

Thank you AMI.

Thank you Elise & hello. How nice of you to say such lovely things.