Sunday, 9 August 2009

Button Flowers

I'm doing lots of nice simple sewing projects at the moment, to keep myself entertained while I sit and rest and try to properly recover from my bout of flu.

One of the projects I've been working on is choosing vintage buttons for lots of new eco flowers...
These flowers have been my lazy late-night project for weeks, sitting in front of a film and cutting out petals or sewing them together, and as you can see I've gradually built up quite a collection! It's lovely finally choosing buttons for them.

Like my other eco flowers, these are all made from the Kunin ecospun felt I bought earlier this year, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. The next task will be to turn the large flowers into brooches and the smaller ones into pretty hair combs.

7 comments:

Tumus said...

These look so lovely ^_^ Hope you're getting some color therapy while recovering!
Keeping you in my prayers!

Tumus & Pinpinn

Clare said...

I always find it really satisfying seeing all your felt goodies laid out in neat rows. It makes my working habits seem atrocious. Whenever I start I always think of you and have good intentions though. The trays are a really good idea for keeping everything together.

Love the idea of felt made from plastic bottles too.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

As with everything you do, these are lovely! The colors are fantastic.

bex said...

great work! glad your on the mend! i remember you said that you were local and i thought i would let you know about my shop that i have opened...its in cheltenham (40 Albion Street, above Proud Lion...a comic shop) i run it with my business partner and we sell our hand made wares but we are also building up a list of other people who want to sell there. anyways i thought id give you a heads up..if your about pop in for a cup of tea if you want...we are open thursday-saturday 10-5

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Hope you are feeling better by now.

Nu said...

these are beautiful! just been onto your website sorry your not feeling so good! hope you feel better soon!!

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks for your comment Despina - I REALLY appreciate you letting me know about these things, they are never with my permission and they are very cheeky indeed! Getting it sorted now :)

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