Sunday, 26 February 2012

Fabric Covered Button Hair Clips


Also been playing with covered button, I think they are quite cute. Fantastic for all those little scraps of fabric we all love to keep. 

You can buy purpose made cover buttons but I managed to make these using some boring old buttons I had laying around..........So many ways you could use them, any suggestions?

New Hand Knitted Scarf with Upcycled Zip Design

Really pleased with my new knitted scarf with upcycled zip design :0)

What do you think??? x

Friday, 24 February 2012

Knitting Miggy

Been loving wool recently. Something I haven't used really before but with a little help from youtube i've taken in a crash course in crochet (of sorts) and knitting.

I loved some of the crochet flowers that I had seen online so wanted to give it a go. After mocking up a rough idea using just finger knitting I went to my local craft shop, Craft Days in Saffron Walden to grab some crochets hooks.

Whilst there I got some much appreciated advice and managed to find some lovely wool which I just couldn't resist......... you know how it is, too many little treasures just calling from the sidelines :0)..... and set to work trying to crochet (trying being the operative word)

I'm sure that I still have much to learn but I was quite pleased with what I came up with. A simple rustic scarf finished off with a crochet or knitted flower decorated with a needle felt heart and buttons. They are so versatile. I like to wear them in my hair but they also look great as a choker, scarf, cuff, belt or even on you bag.

Just a quick thank you also goes out to my lovely friend Mags.

If it wasn't for her enthusiastic compliments this morning as she wrenched it from my hair (she was just about to cut my hair) they wouldn't have reached my little page of thoughts.

I love them but wasn't sure if the mumbled compliments from others really counted (well you are never sure if your 'crafty thing' is really universal).........It was purely the fact that she proceeded to model it round the salon displaying it's versitility.

I was so pleased I let her keep it :0).......So thanks Mags, hope you enjoy your Miggy original!!!! xx