Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Waste Not Want Not

I've been trying to make use of some of the scraps of felt I have leftover from my many projects, as it seems such a shame to waste even the smallest bit of colourful felt!

Some are being cut into heart shapes:And others are being turned into cute felt buttons:I am so in love with the buttons, they are so sweet and cheerful and deliciously tactile. They are also quite addictive to make, but I will run out of felt scraps eventually...

27 comments:

treaclezoo said...

oh, such beautiful buttons, how clever!

Crafty Koala said...

Those buttons look amazing. I'd really love to see a tutorial ;-D

nickynackynoo said...

Gorgous colours! What will you use them for?

eleanor hope said...

oooh! i love the bright colors! you're so smart & creative! you inspire me much to make my own accessories.

Rhiannon said...

lovely :D
but i don't get how the buttons are made....
x

Heather ~ Sugarplum Garters said...

oh my goodness, you must have had a lot of scraps! i love the hearts ~ they're adorable!

Jennifer Rose said...

lovely buttons! so many great colours :D

H is for Home said...

All so gorgeous & colourful. I especially love the buttons- they look just like smarties!

Laura said...

I love the buttons! They'd be such fun to use. The hearts are great too (I love hearts!) What do you think you'll use them for?

Anonymous said...

ooooh I do hope that one day felt buttons will be added to your shop!

Bagladee said...

the felt hearts are just gorgeous and I love the felt buttons.

Deb said...

beautiful buttons. great idea to make the best use of scraps! dx.

nicedaydesigns said...

Oh those buttons are adorable, I'd love to see a tutorial too, or do you sell them? I have an unstopable button addiction

Michelle said...

These are so sweet!

Lucky said...

so pretty!!

lacer said...

Ooh please tell us how to make the buttons!

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone! The buttons are made with self cover buttons (with shanks for sewing) that just snap together. I'm going to use some for my own sewing projects but I'll probably be listing some on my website too :)

Cat said...

I love that this post is a riot of colour! :)

Rebekah said...

LOVE the buttons!! I'd love to see something (a pillow, a cloche, a pair of curtain tie-backs, SOMETHING!) covered with those.

Mama King said...

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Anonymous said...

Cool buttons! :)

Kitty Ballistic said...

The hearts are cute but I LOVE the buttons!

KirstyFish said...

hahah Lupin x i have been thinking of adding 'felt scrap bags' to the shop because i have so many! You are so thrifty and i admire you for it.

Brook said...

The buttons are so cute! They would make the perfect center to a flower!

Chris said...

oooh. A great idea for Easter colors! I'm going to start now!

thanks

Zylo said...

As long as you keep crafting, you'll never run out. I agree with everyone else: they're awesome. I'm imagining a hand-knit cardigan (as if I could ever finish one) with these felted buttons and maybe some yarn embroidery.

Amanda Pedro said...

is it bad that I want to EAT those buttons?

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