Monday, 31 August 2015

Fun With Buttons...

I. Love. Buttons.

 I've long been wanting to use some fab little buttons that my blogging friend Shez sent me in a swap in 2012, but because they're so darn cute, I've been choosy.

I didn't have any fabric in the Overload to use with them, so oh how terrible, I decided to go buy some fabric just so I could use the buttons!

I actually made these zipper pouches a few months ago, but as I've been twiddling my thumbs since then (not!), the pouches remained 95% complete, until yesterday... yes I finally stitched the sweet little buttons in place & sewed the lining closed.
Shez I am enjoying these darling buttons all over again now, my friend!


I added a pocket to the inside of the larger one... pockets are always handy...

Mrs Hen-rietta & Grandma Violet seem to be pleased with my choice of fabrics!
You all know I love these pouches, they're so handy... the larger one is currently holding my Frangipani cross stitch in progress... maybe the Chook Family will move into the other one??!

 I'm getting used to not having such ready access to Miss Pfaff, not that I've had a lot of time for it in recent months anyway... it's not as boring as I thought it would be, now spending more time on hand stitching & projects... Perhaps the Gods knew I would need a bit of SLOW in my life at this time... & I'm fine with that.

♥ I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead & that the Sun shines (even just a little) wherever you are ♥

28 comments:

shez said...

Hi Anthea oh i am so pleased that they make you happy,they look terrific on the bags,how clever,enjoy your slow time my friend,its feels strange when you are used to going full pelt,we all need it every now and then,i hope you have a wonderful day xx

Lin said...

Two more lovely pouches and the fabrics you chose are just perfect with the buttons. And such gorgeous buttons too! xx

elliek said...

Love the buttons, they look so cute.

Fiona said...

they are fun buttons and you have found adorable projects to use them on...
Hugz

Fiona said...

they are fun buttons and you have found adorable projects to use them on...
Hugz

Yvonne W said...

Those buttons are so cute. I love the pouches too and they seem to be multiplying here as well. Have a great week,

Justine said...

I love those pouches! My sewing machine and u have a love/hate relationship and I doubt we would work together long enough to make something as beautiful as these. Great that you finally found the right project for Shez's buttons too. I think we are all guilty sometimes of saving things "for best"!

Pamela said...

Very very cute!

Melody said...

Fabulous use of the gorgeous button

marina said...

those buttons are a great way to spruce up your pouches.
such cheery materials too.

Ondrea said...

Wonderful pouches and I love your chooks!

Maria said...

That is perfect fabric for those sweet buttons.. Fabulous pouches...

KERYN B said...

Isn't it great when something you kept for special finds it's home..the pouches are great.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

These are lovely Anthea xxx

sunny said...

Looks like you found the perfect use for the cute little buttons. How is Santa's Village coming along? LOL!

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Buttons are always a fun touch to add to any crafts. I think yours turned out perfectly; as if they were meant to be there. So cute, so fun.

Kate said...

Love those buttons and the fabric, Anthea!

Jeanette said...

Love the buttons & fabric. The pouches look fabulous. Hugs,xx

Christine M said...

Your pouches look great, Anthea. Those little buttons certainly are cute.

Kaisievic said...

Absolutely adorable buttons and those pouches - too cute for words!

KAYLEE said...

You chose the most wonderful bight and happy fabric to compliment the buttons Anthea, The bags and little chooks are gorgeous.

Stitching Noni said...

Love the buttons! And that fabby is just adorable :o)
A perfect match for each other!
Hugs xx

Raewyn said...

Your pouches are gorgeous Anthea, the fabric was a perfect choice for those sweet buttons. Glad to hear you are enjoying your handsewing time :-)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Oh my goodness.....those pouches and buttons are perfect together! Sometimes we are "forced" to buy more stash.....I understand how that goes.......lol.........

Dawn said...

Hi Anthea, I looove those little buttons, so darn cute. Glad you found a really lovely place for them to live, each time you look at them, you'll think of Shez...nice

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

You can never have too many pouches. Lovely and bright and so useful.

Happy days.
Bev.

Renee said...

These zipper pouches are fabulous! What a fun use for your darling buttons. Making a zipper pouch has been on my list of things to try for ages. Seeing yours is moving that project up my mental To Do List. Beautiful work!

Katherine said...

Golly I am way behind the times! Love the project pouches

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