Category Archives: Sewing

Button it…

The last couple of days, I have had a polymer clay frenzy. I needed some buttons and decided to make some. However, polymer clay buttons are a bit like Pringles, once you start, you can’t stop.

I think that this may continue for some time – because it’s fun!

Hand made, polymer clay buttons
Hand made, polymer clay buttons

I made some floral ones, using a mould that I made from an antique glass button. I added a little mica powder before baking, then after baking I rubbed a little acrylic paint in to the surface to give it a bit of patina.

Hand made, polymer clay buttons
Hand made, polymer clay buttons

I also did some tribal faces, I had the idea a while ago and never got round to it then. They are made with some clay that I made to give the appearance of wood, then antiqued with some acrylic paint.

Hand made, polymer clay buttons
Hand made, polymer clay buttons
Hand made, polymer clay buttons
Hand made, polymer clay buttons
Hand made, polymer clay buttons
Hand made, polymer clay buttons

The rest are a random mix of texture, along with some that I made from an old polymer clay cane.

As usual, they are available on my Etsy shop. 🙂

Quick Fabrics – they are indeed quick!

I just received some lovely fabric from a shop called Quick Fabrics – https://www.quickfabrics.co.uk/ and they turned out to be very quick indeed. 🙂

Here in the depths of Aberdeenshire, we get used to things taking a while to get here, sometimes it takes a week or so after ordering, when most other places will receive their stuff the next day. So imagine my surprise, when, the day after ordering it, my fabric turned up! Hurrah!

Not only that but it is really nice fabric and was very reasonably priced.

Quick Fabrics have a good range of material, so it didn’t take me long to put an order together. It’s great to find a shop like this one.

I bought some calico, for printing on, as well as some lovely thick cotton jacquard and some bright poly-cottons. I couldn’t get a good photo of the jacquards, which is a shame as the texture of them is fantastic.

Fabric
Fabric