These ditsy floral fabrics were bought locally before Easter. Along with the lovely selection above they will make great appliqué fabrics for my artworks and baby blankets.
I recently inherited my Grandmother's button tin and her china tea set. These are really precious items to me and I have loved looking through the buttons again, enjoying all of the happy memories they bring. We used to play cards for buttons with my Grandparents and the tin also has other little surprises in it from our game playing such as plastic counters, homemade dice and even a tiny plastic jockey!
Looking through all of those buttons (the photo shows just a few from the tin) also reminded me that I haven't shown you my handmade buttons yet. I recently took part in a button swap organised by Feeling Stitchy. I have long intended to make embroidered buttons for my shops but these were actually the first I have made for someone else. The embroidered details were taken from my existing design work with summertime in mind. I am really pleased with how these have turned out and thoroughly enjoyed making them. Watch this space, handmade buttons may well be my next crafting obsession!