Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Valentine's 'Dress'

I made this little dress-shirt (that is meant to be worn with leggings but it was 34 degrees when I had this photographed so please excuse the high hemline!) out of a lightweight knit fabric.
It was so easy to work with. I used a double needle but didn't have a walking foot so just made do without.

I added a slightly heavier knit in white around the hemline for effect.

And with Valentine's being just around the corner, couldn't resist adding 3 Incomparable pastel heart buttons on the yoke for that finishing touch:

These buttons are currently up for give away to 10 of our readers.

Visit SewCal Gal's blog to stand a chance to win.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Valentine's Apron & Heart Button Give Away

This was possibly my easiest sewing project to date - I should have started my sewing 'career' with this!

While in Cannes last year, mum (Jen) and I bought these vintage linen tea towels at the local market for E2 each!

I sewed a striking wide black and cream striped ribbon near the top edge.

This pretty cotton ribbon with hearts and a red trim an inch or two below the red printed line.

Added a row of various Incomparable heart buttons in red and terracotta.

And now have a lovely skirt apron so that I can cook up some dishes with love this Valentine's day!

I love the combination of vintage faded printed linen, cotton ribbons and buttons.

Complete with the initials of the original owner - I wonder who they were and if they would be impressed with the apron and cushion covers we made using them...?


This week SewCal Gal is hosting a give away for us - 10 sets of our teeny pastel heart flowers pictured above will be given to 10 lucky winners:
to enter, leave a comment on SewCal Gal's blog post (and here because we love your comments!).
For additional entries:
1) Follow this blog.
2) Like ButtonMad on FaceBook and leave a comment on our wall, underneath this photo of the shirt embellished with our pastel hearts, let us know SewCal Gal sent you.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I 'heart' hearts!

Valentines is the buzzword for the next 2 weeks, it's all about love, pastels, flowers, romance...and of course, hearts:

Our Incomparable range of hearts spans from teeny tiny buttons to large two-inch fashion buttons...from soft pinks and lilacs to textured greens, blues and terracottas. Everything your heart could desire in a button!

Tie them with ribbons to create place settings, napkin rings, table decorations, bouquets;  

 sew them onto baby onesies, sleeves, pockets, hats...

create striking pieces of jewellery, greeting cards, gift tags;

Have fun - and fall in love with our heart buttons!

On Friday SewCal Gal is hosting a give away of 10 sets of our heart buttons - be sure to drop by for a chance to win them!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Flower Fun

This is a really easy project and it looks so pretty.
Cut out 6 petals in various fabrics and then blanket stitch around the edges and secure them together.
Then add a pretty flower button in the centre and you can attach it to hair slides, Alice bands, brooch pins, the top of a hat box for decoration...

Or add an Incomparable heart button for the perfect Valentines gift in pink...or blue...

I couldn't settle on my favourite button - this white daisy works well too...luckily they are so quick I can make one for every button I have in mind!

Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

And while on the topic of Cupcakes!

Jen has been playing around with white fabric and a new set of fabric pens that she brought back from Long Beach, California.
She is pleased as punch with them and says they work better than any she has tried before.

This little cake stand needed something to finish it off - you could say these Incomparable cupcake buttons are the cherry on top!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Cupcakes were not part of my New Year's Resolution!


This picture was taken one year on and the view is still as incredible as it was on our wedding day.
We are still officially closed and on holiday but I have managed to take the sewing machine out to make a few things.

I made this apron to give to a wonderful friend who gave us a roll of this material.

I love this fabric...

I couldn't resist adding some cupcake buttons onto the one side table just above the pocket!

 Mum likes it so much she has asked for one for herself.

Complete with three guilt-free cupcakes!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

May your dreams take flight in 2012.

Winners of our chicken button give away are:
Michelle Ballard,
Barbara (from Cat Patches),
Jen @ the crafting fiend.

Hope you have all had a wonderful festive season and a great start to the new year.

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