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adventure: nature buttons

ingredients: vintage self cover buttons, embroidery threads, accidentally felted jumper

inspiration: moss & lichen


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adventure: button and lace embellished tees

ingredients: cheapo primark t shirts, buttons, lace trimmings

inspiration: i just wanted to show off a gift of lovely purple buttons which resulted in the black t shirt. Then the cream t shirt which I had never worn looked so folorn I decided it should get the same treatment!

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adventure(s): cupcake mountain, mini bunting card, nautical apron and nautical wrapping!

ingredients: too many!

inspiration: little sister’s 21st birthday tea! The cupcake mountain was the second cake i made, as the first was a disaster. It is made from 12 cupcakes, stuck together with chocolate icing and covered with more of the same, with the leftover chocolate stuck in wherever there was a space. When we sang happy birthday the flag burnt down – very dramatic! The bunting on the card is really tiny, only about 1.5cm across. The tape stuck accross the bottom is from accessorize – i am addicted to mini tape. The apron i bought from a charity shop for 70p and i embellished it with an anchor with a baby blue rick rack chain, navy blue polka dot ribbon and gold nautical buttons, also from the charity shop. I wrapped it up in the instructions from a vintage pattern, more of the ribbon and another nautical button. Phew!

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adventure: snow bunny

ingredients: linen napkin, white felt, embroidery thread, silver ribbon, bronze beads, silver card

inspiration: another one from ‘Softies’ this lovely but slightly scary bunny was a design by Tamar Mogendorff. It was a 25th wedding anniversary present for my parents. Making it resulted in a terrifying nightmare about a killer bunny! My favourite part is the embroidered face, the lines around the eyes really bring it to life.

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adventure: lavender bags for ladies

ingredients: felt, rick rack, embroidery thread, gingham, stuffing, lavender

inspiration: i made these for a friend who loves everything black and white. The dress and the little dog are from the book Softies and the handbag i made up myself.

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adventure: felt eggy people and easter bunting

ingredients: felt in various colours, rick rack, duck trim, wooden egg cups, lots of fabric glue, embroidery thread, stuffing, fabric scraps, calico, string, mini pegs

inspiration: springtime, even though it snowed yesterday! The eggy people are easter gifts for my family – i just wanted an excuse to buy the wooden egg cups which were only £2 for 4 in Woolies! Meeper and I made the Easter bunting from scraps of fabric and felt. I am now really excited about bunting and have all sorts of plans including mini bunting! Happy Easter!

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adventure: envelope back cushion cover

ingredients: calico, white thread, cushion

inspiration: when this chair gets sat on, it gets sat on for a long time and thus, the minimalist cushion was born to soften the experience. It’s made from scraps of calico from a leftover project and i think it wins the award for most used craft!

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