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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wise buttons

I've been procrastinating about doing this for a good few months now and was shamed into it really.  My sister bought me a subscription to a cross stitch magazine, and although it's a beautiful magazine and there's more than just cross stitch in it as I hadn't done any cross stitch and found it a bit scary - as in it's something else to add to my ever growing hobby list - I had put it off. Then said sister came to visit and I admitted that I hadn't even tried any of the free gifts with the magazine or any of the other project she'd bought me.  Naughty naughty.  So after calling it a day with the clutch bags yesterday and needing something to keep me occupied other than the TV I decided to get all the magazines I've had so far and all the free gifts and see what I can do.

You know how I love buttons, so this isn't a great shock that the first cross stitch project I do was to cover a button!  What I will say though is the instructions lied!  They told me to cut a 5cm circle round the finished stitches to fit it to the button but it was a wee bit too small and I struggled and cursed it lots.  But I got it done in the end!

Mr Owl, cross stitch button
It's amazing what you can do whilst watching The Devil Wears Prada!  I even started a butterfly too, but then it got too late and my brain was shutting down and couldn't count the stitches so I'll finish that today hopefully!  So that's something else to add to my stall as they can be made into badges or magnets or rings or earrings or just plain old useful buttons!

Go on try something new that's been languishing in the bottom of a drawer/cupboard waiting to be loved!


  1. Oooh I reckon you are on to a hit for your stall, cross stitch buttons I'm sure would sell fast and you can put a decent price on too as its something most people know takes ages! Its really cute :-) Make more!

  2. Gorgeous. Have you seen this blog ? She does similar things as pendants for her shop. If you do go and look please note I am keen on having one of her bracelts with leather birds on - just a hint to the universe..tee hee.

  3. Sarah, as demanded I've done one more so far! haha!

    Minnado, those bracelets look easy peasy to me your address!


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