Saturday, 23 January 2010

Confession 6 a long time coming!

I have to admit it has been a very long time since my last confession, but I have committed many sins!   I have been extremely busy, we moved house in October..and I think i started packing in July! Slowly sorting through all our stuff and doing lots of clearing, so I did abstain from buying buttons etc for a couple of months ;) My button stash along with the fabrics and beads was moved into the back room of the shop,which is now my workspace..except there is now no room to work lol! It started off very tidy, but gradually..
I have added to it again. Visiting Shepton Mallet Flea Market is very dangerous!
These are just some of my recent finds.
I have added a Vintage market to my website, which means I can collect all the lovely vintage haberdashery and patterns as well as old knitting patterns and needles.  It is going to take me a while to list everything but I am determined this year to really work on the website, and of course the more bit I sell the more I can buy ;)
I have also, been busy running button workshops. With help from two of my knitting friends I ran a Dorset button Workshop, (I was being taught and making tea.) starting off making a traditional Dorset button, then playing with different yarns and adding beads to make them more funky!  Great to add a bit of glam to finished knitwear.
My Button workshops also went really well, everyone ends up leaving with the most amazing necklaces.

Claire only just got away with leaving with the one above, she obviously had a good eye for a button ;) and accumulated a stash of all my favorites..I did try saying it would look nice with some of the plain ones mixed in.. *note to self do remove favorite buttons before sharing* lol
It is amazing the way people see colour, everybody is so different I loved all the necklaces that were made and it does inspire me to get making more :)
Sending out lots of button love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. ooh love love love those necklaces! I adore buttons and have got some of my Grandmas, so pretty...

  2. if only they knew how big your stash really is!!! gorgeous necklaces!


  3. Fabulous necklaces. I'm working on a couple of crochet/button ones in my spare(???) time.

    Have you seen the blogpost about the Vintage Textiles & Costume Day I'm organising at Dairy House on Sunday 11 April? (There'll be endless buttons to choose from) Am hoping you might be kind enough to have some of the postcard/invites in the shop - pretty please!!!!! Pop over if you have time and I'll tell you all about it.

    Sue xx

  4. Thanks for your lovely comments Marian and maria :)
    Sue I have heard about vintage textiles and costume day :) and of course i will have some cards..may pop over on Wednesday. You don't need a nice little workshop going on do you, I would be happy to show people how to make brooches etc with buttons and fabrics?...knowing how popular its going to be i expect your short of space lol :)

  5. Would love to have your little workshop and had thought about asking you, but I'm actually overbooked if I'm honest. If the weather is bad I shall need to bring everyone inside rather than have them under the veranda, so dare not get too carried away. However, let's chat about it on Wednesday and if I can fit you in I will. If not, then you are top of the list for the next one (I'm hoping it will be a roaring success so that I can make it a regular twice-yearly event).