Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Button Winners

The 20 winners from the Quilting Gallery blog hop are:
Sandra (Sandi T),
Swedish Scrapper,
Andrea (Virginia Knits),
Gill (UK),
Tracey @ the Peony Teacup,
Pam Gardner,
Pink Scissors Design,
Catherine McCrum,
Happy Turtle,
Denise Russell,
Debbie S,
Mary mahoo,
If your name is on the list of winners, please email me with your postal details.
Please note that our factory is closed until January and the postal service here at this time of the year is particularly slow so it may take a while for your buttons to reach you.
Thank you to everyone who entered for all your fun comments.
Congratulations to all the winners...

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Giyup Neddy

I quickly appliqued this square for a little boy - I'm planning on making it into another soft block toy.

I love how smiley this little fellow turned out.

On his saddle is an Incomparable heart button....10 sets of these heart buttons as well as 10 sets of our Incomparable cupcake buttons are going to be going to 20 lucky followers of our blog in the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop.

See this post for details.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Give Away

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

The Quilting Gallery is having a blog hop party for its 5th birthday!
To celebrate we are giving away 20 sets of buttons cards to 20 of our blog followers.
10 sets of these scrummy cupcake buttons:

And 10 sets of these pretty pastel heart buttons:

This give away is open from now until the 15th December to followers anywhere in the world.

To enter, simply follow our blog and leave a comment here letting us know which set of buttons you would like.

Head over to the Quilting Gallery to see who else is participating.

And wait for Santa to arrive early this year for 20 lucky followers...

Friday, 7 December 2012

Tractor Soft Block Applique

A while ago I appliqued this tractor on a small square of fabric. It has been gathering dust while I deliberated over what to do with it - one option was to frame it for a little boy's room.
What I eventually decided to make with it was this soft block. I used some of our Incomparable Transport fabric as one of the co-ordinating squares which is perfect for the theme.
A sweet gift for a friend's little boy who I am looking forward to meeting soon - now I have 8 other matching blocks to make to spell out his name!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Starry Christmas Ribbon

This Christmas add a simple finishing touch to all your gift wrap.
This star ribbon is easy to make. Cut star shapes out of paper in your choice of colours.
Chain stitch the stars together. You can mix the colours up or keep them uniform.
I glued Incomparable star buttons in white and gold at irregular intervals along my star ribbon. 
I think everyone will have stars in their eyes when opening their gifts this Christmas!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Birdcage Button Ornament - Tutorial

Heather from Shades of Tangerine shares a wonderful tutorial on her blog to make these super cute Christmas birdcage ornaments - with sweet little Incomparable bird buttons.
With easy to follow instructions you can have your tree looking festive in no time. Be sure to pop over to her great blog and see how she makes them.
Thanks for sharing a fabulous tutorial with us Heather.

Friday, 23 November 2012

LadyBird Coin Purse

Mara from grecomara blog made this gorgeous little coin purse for her adorable daughter.

She added an Incomparable ladybird button and it looks as though the fabric was made especially with our buttons in mind!

But she didn't stop there, Mara also made a matching dress for her daughter.
Take a look at her blog for the full post.

Too sweet. This picture was taken near where they live in Kalampaka, Greece.
What a cutie-pie.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all our American followers a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Mosaic Mirror

I used a selection of Incomparable buttons to create the mosaic border for a mirror.

I decided on an ethnic theme with elephant and bird feather buttons and others with earthy colours.

I edged the mirror with copper tape.

I love the way this mirror turned out - it adds a great point of interest to my small guest cloakroom.

Look out for a terrific new blog hop giveaway we are doing with the Quilting Gallery next week...will post the details soon...

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

House Warming Greeting Cards - Tutorial

 Sue from Me and Mine used a set of Incomparable assorted house buttons to create these lovely greeting cards.
She shares her step by step tutorial to make these beautiful cards on her blog.

Thanks Sue for a great tutorial - I'm sure the recipients will be delighted with these fabulous cards.


Monday, 5 November 2012

LadyBird Clock - Tutorial

Mara whose blog is Travel Through Greece with Mara shared her tutorial for making over a clock using Incomparable ladybird buttons.
She has transformed a plain clock into something quite special.

What a difference! It looks fantastic.
Take a look at Mara's blog for the full step by step tutorial.
Thanks for sharing a super tutorial with us Mara.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Fall Applique Pillow - Tutorial

Anna from BeanBugCrafts shares a tutorial on her blog to create this gorgeous fall cushion cover using a set of Incomparable leaf buttons.
I love the fabrics she has used for the FALL & leaves applique.  For the full details and step by step guide, pop across to her great blog.
Thanks Anna for a super tutorial.
My dad and brother are cycling a 3 day mountain bike race this weekend aptly named the Wine 2 Whales because they start on a wine farm, Lourensford, and end up in a coastal town, Hermanus, that is famous for its whale watching. Its about 34C here so they are doubly challenged. I am totally in awe of them.
What are you getting up to this weekend?
Whether its doing something physically challenging or just curling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa by the fire, have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Button Embellished Bracelet and Earrings - Tutorial

Gloria from New End Studio used these fashion buttons of ours to create these beautiful earrings and bracelet cuff with a vintage feel.
She has also created some lovely postcard-type pictures out of the stages of the tutorial:
For the full step by step instructions take a look at her blog
 What fabulous inspiration - many thanks to Gloria for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Spooky Spider Bow Tie - Happy Halloween

Halloween is not a very big occasion here in South Africa. I've never quite understood why that is.

I think the kids here really miss an enjoyable evening of dressing up and the sort of neighbourhood camaraderie that makes getting to know neighbours fun...not to mention missing out on lots of candy
(candy is also not a word generally used here.)

Nowadays living out on a farm makes trick-or-treating a little more trick-y than treat-y since its over 3 kilometers to our nearest neighbour!

But we are having a Halloween theme dinner and so are dressing dad up in this fabulously fun bow tie with a seriously spooky spider button...I'm pretty sure he'll have a...er...trick or two up his sleeve to get us back for embarrassing him thank us for the super cool adornment.

Happy trick or treating!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Cupcake Button Earrings - Tutorial

Kayleigh of Kakes' Crafts shares her tutorial on how to create these fun earrings out of Incomparable cupcake buttons.
She also has some cute pictures of the buttons she had left over sewn onto a hat she made.
Take a look at the full tutorial on her blog. Thanks for the fab tutorial Kayleigh.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Fabric Decoupage and Heart Button Gift Box - Tutorial

Today we want to share a stunning tutorial created by Dominika of craftingbydominique.
She has some truly lovely craft work up on her blog so head on over to see the full tutorial as well as some of her other fabulous creations.
Some of the supplies she used to make this beautiful box:
...and one of the techniques:
Follow her step by step instructions to create your very own embellished gift box.
 Dominika's wedding box was a gift but if I were her I would have been tempted to keep it for myself - it is just too beautiful!
Thanks to Dominika for a terrific tutorial.
Be sure to head over to craftingbydominique for the details.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Stylish Bag - Tutorial

Natalie from Marigolds' Loft shared this great tutorial on how to make a canvas bag embellished with a serviette and co-ordinating Incomparable wildlife buttons.
Head on over to her blog to see the full step-by-step tutorial.
Here is the finished bag - looks fantastic - thanks Natalie for the inspiration.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Moose Button Memo Holder - Tutorial

We sent Debbie over at Craftymoose Crafts a set of our Incomparable moose buttons and love the cute memo holders she created.
These lovely clothes pin memo holders are for the fridge.
The step by step tutorial is up on her blog.
Thanks for the inspiring idea Debbie.
These would make great gift tags for Christmas too.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

We heart button hearts...


This heart decoration was easy to make and is even easier on the eye.
Cut out a heart shaped piece of stiff felt or thick cardboard and use a glue gun to attach a ribbon for hanging. Then glue on a variety of pretty buttons - I used a selection of soft pink & white  Incomparable hearts and flowers.
Its pretty as a wreath on the door...or a decoration for the Christmas tree...
Or hanging from a door key as a sweet decoration.

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