Thursday, 26 January 2012

Buttons and Patches

 There has been rather a lot of rattling of the big button jar here this week, as some of the projects i'm working on include an array of buttons....and so did these little projects .....two nine patch pincushions.....
 .... my elder daughter needed a pincushion so i stitched her one, embroidering on her initials and a few little flowers in her favourite colours too to make it special to her.....
 ....and then i made one for me too....with some tiny pieces of the gorgeous ruby fabric that i haven't decided what to use for yet, and some grey spotted fabric left over from one of my earlier book projects....i love the combination of grey with spots and florals.....
 ........lovely colourful buttons....so many to choose from.....the perfect one is lurking there somewhere....
 .......ck buttons still on the card but not for long as i have a special project in mind for these......and a little covered button with an initial cross stitched on.... i have just been given a button making kit by my younger daughter when we visited her last weekend so i will be making more of these very soon.......i will also be making a pincushion for my younger daughter too of course :-)
.....here is the back of my pincushion with an extra stitched heart, tag and button, next to the big button jar.....
 .....thank you  for all the crochet love in my last post, i was so delighted to hear from so many of you and as a novice crocheter it was very heartwarming that you liked the projects.....the spotty red and white crochet hook that many of you asked about was made for me by my lovely blog friend Robin at my nest of yarn and buttons here...just pop over and visit her and choose a spotty hook too.....

...thank you for visiting me on this cool but bright morning.....it's lovely to see you......wishing you a happy week, with sweet spring flowers (or summer ones if you live on the other side of the world) to brighten your days...and plenty of sunshine too.......back soon xxxxx

42 comments:

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I love your very cute and colorful pincushions!

♥coco rose♥ said...

Your pin cushions are divine Helen and I am in button heaven! What a beautiful post!

Have a gorgeous weekend!

Love Vanessa xxxxx

Patchwork and Play said...

What sweet little pin cushions! And perfect with their little buttons too! Sunshine to you too this weekend!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Very pretty little pincushions Helen and what gorgeous buttons you have too. I'm really drawn to the slice of lemon button. :)
Sun is just appearing here now after a very grey start but it is very cold.
Have a lovely weekend,
Vivienne x

Pink Milk said...

Hello Helen. I don't know if you remember, but I did resolve to tackle patchworking (my first project got shelved, ahem). Well, you've totally inspired me and I might, just might, be able to cope with a pin cushion! Or a teeny tiny lavender sachet ...

Failing that, would you like another daughter? ;-)

That's what I love about blogging - so much wonderful inspiration around every corner!

Hx

Memeemakes said...

Hi Helen,

I don't blog but I do 'do' and 'make' - and reading your posts just makes my day and inspires me! Such gorgeous ideas and such beautiful work! Thanks so much for taking the time to share all your lovely things.

henny designs said...

What a gorgeous array of colour! xxx

eight by six said...
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eight by six said...

love your pin cushion, I made one very similar this week with some fabric scraps + I add some lavender. The smell is released when you stick in your pins! I love the idea with the. Amanda

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Ha the world is a better place with buttons in it for sure!

What sweet pincushions there are too. love the colours. Really pretty and joyful.

Love that Hyacynth too and the cute pot!

Your blog is always such a joy to visit.


MBB x

Bee happy said...

So cute! love these patchwork pin cushions and your button collection :) hope your week is going well :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Cindy said...

I love the cute pincushions. Great way to showcase some fun buttons.

Mia said...

I love both your buttons and pincushions, Helen! I am a button-addict ;) and those beautiful, colorful buttons just made me drool, thank you for sharing!

Sunshine to your Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

Frances said...

What a lovely mix of fabrics, embroidery, buttons and ... imagination have been joined together to make these cheery pincushions. They are quite something, and I think the back view is just as great at the front!

Your final photo reminds me to hunt for some potted hyacinths for my apartment as paperwhite season seems to be nearing its finale.

Best wishes.

KC'sCourt! said...

Pretty pin cushions - wow those buttons, I just love buttons!
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

my4lilgirls said...

Oh Helen they are so lovely, the buttons are a perfect finishing touch.
Hyacinths are just the prettiest flowers & always smell beautiful :D
Have a great day
Lol Karen x

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Helen
What pretty pin cushions and I love boxes full of buttons it brings out the child in me!

Warmest wishes

Denise

sew said...

Buttons & hyacinths - what more could a girl want?!

happy little cottage said...

The pincushions are so sweet, and you know I love Ruby too! I cannot wait to see what else you make with it!! And enjoy that hyacinth...smells like spring in the middle of winter!! xoxo Debbie

Natalia Glazacheva said...

So precious pin cushions, Helen! Love your hand stitched monograms and flowers :o) Treasure <3
Hugs
Natasha

Simone said...

The pin cushions are so pretty and I like all the attention to detail on the back of them too. Have a lovely weekend Helen. x

Jill said...

So sweet the pincushions are really pretty!! and the little heart on the back is a lovely idea.
have a great weekend.
Jillx

Annie said...

Gorgeous pin cushions Helen :D

I love covering buttons ... once you get the knack you won't be able to stop! I once made a set with tiny little French knot sheep

Jenny said...

Oooh you've got a lovely big button jar Helen - they look like sweeties! Love your patchwork pin cushions, they're really cute - I've been making myself a patchwork cushion this evening - I spy some similar fabrics :) (we obviously share great taste, hehe!) That grey spot is lovely, and contrasts so well with the pretty florals... Hope the rest of your week is a good one, and have a lovely weekend too, Jenny xx

Jane said...

How lovely to add initials to these lovely pin cushions Helen. Your daughters must love having a creative crafting Mum! Glad to see your hyacinths are in flower too, such a glorious scent. I too have a vast array of buttons but mine go onto my cards instead of anything sewn ;0)
Have a lovely weekend, nearly there!
Jane x

birdie blue said...

love the colorful pincushions, buttoned to perfection. such a fresh and pretty post.

xo
molly

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Loving all your patches, buttons and flowers! Nothing like looking through a can of buttons for just the right one to make your heart sing with joy. What is is about buttons that's so pleasing? I don't know for sure but it's happiness.
Hope you have a great weekend, xoRobin❤

My Little Home and Garden said...

I like your colourful and personalised pin cushions. Like you, I have a blooming hyacinth adding some beauty(in appearance and scent)to my home. Aren't they lovely!

by Teresa said...

Helen, I adore your pin cushions! I want to make a tiny tiny patchwork quilt for the 4 poster bed in my dollhouse. I also want to make a tiny tiny granny square blanket for that bed and the crib in the nursery. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

delia hornbook said...

aahh beautiful pin cushions such pretty fabrics. And those buttons are lovely i love seeing other peoples little stash ;-)) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

T's Daily Treasures said...

You always have such pretty things to share and are always able to take simple ideas and make them really special. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Tammy

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Beautiful pin cushion and I love those heart shaped buttons.

koralee said...

These little pillows are way too sweet for words...why are buttons so adorable! Thank you for your well wishes on my comments the other day...they worked! Hugs to you

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I love all the interesting little pieces that you put into a project - like the tape measure tag. Have a wonderful weekend.

Poppy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely & the buttons!

Lou xxx

Country Rabbit said...

wow look at those wonderful patchwork cushions and all those colourful buttons- blissful!!!! xx
the beautiful Hyacinths too x love your photography it cheers my soul x

flowers on my table said...

Pretty little pincushions, and a lovely idea to personalize them. I love covered buttons and your cross stitched one is gorgeous.Have a happy , crafty week! Love Linda x

Michelle said...

oh wow! Your pincushions are adorable!! I was just about to post a tut on my blog for a pincushion that I made at the weekend but it seems so dull in comparison to yours!! Gorgeous xx

flowers on my table said...

Hello again Helen, thankyou for your lovely words. Yes I agree with you about gardens with little gates or walled gardens, they make me think of 'the secret garden' too. It's quite a lovely feeling! Have a happy day, love Linda x

Tabiboo said...

What a lovely idea. I never really thought of patchwork being worked so small yet so effective.

Have a lovely day

Nna xxx

eileensideways said...

your blog is a breath of fresh air. love the spring color wave.

Adrianne said...

Love, love, looooove these posts. The colours, the styling, it inspires me immensely. Back to my crochet needle.

Adrianne