Hello button friends! I am so excited that my sweet friends at JABC let me join in on the Words with Buttons fun again this month as a guest designer. As you may know, I love working with wool and doing wool appliqué. This month I wanted to create something to share with you that would coordinate closely with the projects that Cecile and Rachel created. Although I used wool, you could easily use the pattern with cotton fabric also. [Read more…]
There is so much to love about this month’s Button Monogram pillow, it is hard to pick our favorite element. Maybe it’s those beautiful floral borders. Maybe it is the simple and subtle effect of the straight-lines quilting on the background. Or maybe it is the arrangement of the buttons that allows fun bits of the patterned fabric to shine through. We can’t decide, but we do know that we adore this finished pillow and hope you do too!
The name of this month’s featured fabric collection is so appropriate because we are simply “smitten” with the fabrics. We were so inspired by the colors and patterns on each piece and loved every moment of creating with it! Our first project to share this month is Button Appliqué pillow. It combines our exclusive club appliqué pattern with the exclusive club alphabet buttons. We love how sweet and cheery it is!
Button Lover’s Club members, are you ready to see what is in your next Button Lover’s Club: Words with Buttons Bloom box? We are so “smitten” with this collection and this month’s projects! We have four exciting projects to show you that you can make with your club buttons AND your first look at brand new handmade buttons and exclusive colors of hand-dyed buttons!
We’ve shared before just how much we love time saving tricks that make creating a little easier. One of our favorites for sewing on buttons doesn’t actually include sewing at all! We call it Faux Sewn buttons. It is probably hands-down one of the easiest ways to add stacked and layered buttons to your projects! [Read more…]