Saturday, July 17, 2010

Party Challenge

Here's a response to my friend D's party invitation / challenge on her blog Make Mine Silk. This fabric arrived in the mail last month. My task was to make something. Yesterday I made this button: I've been wanting to try out these DIY buttons for a while. Covering the metal cap with fabric and sealing off the back was easy. I added the beads for a bit of extra brightness and texture. I'm quite happy with the result. It was quick and fun. I went on to make another button with some different fabric and beads. This could get to be a habit! Unfortunately the base buttons themselves cost enough that I'll have to think about it before I go completely crazy making buttons with all my pretty fabrics. I've got two more from the set I bought to try out. Then I'll have to see whether I can source them somewhere else, or save them for special. Meanwhile, D, please note: I made something! There still seems to be an awful lot of that cute fabric left on my table, though, so I'll have to see about making something else maybe.

By the way, I happen to know that there's still an incredible amount of that fabric at D's place, so get onto her blog if you'd like to play. Or let me know if you live locally, and I'll happily pass some on to you. I think I signed up for 2 bits and got about 6, so I'm more than happy to share and save on postage. It's a short pile cotton velvet with the all over floral print.


Ang Pang said...

I bought some self covered button kits on ebay before at a more reasonable price. Make them into magnets if you don't have a buttoned project for them ;)

Textile Tragic said...

Great--in fact I have a set of pretty blue magnets from you on my fridge. I'll have a look on e-bay.

Dee said...

oh that button is soooo sweet. now what to do with it? decorate a top?
anyone else want to join in the game?

Textile Tragic said...

I'm thinking of cutting off the shank and putting a brooch back on it, then I don't have to commit it to a single garment.