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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

Button Project

blogged by me domestic goddess On 8/06/2010 12:55:00 PM
I am sure most of us have memories new and old, as a child gazing into our Mothers/Grandmothers battered biscuit tin filled with buttons! This battered biscuit tins from years gone by was filled with treasures for us kids, and I still love looking through my mother in laws battered biscuit tin, brimming with beautiful bone buttons from her days as a wedding dress seamstress.

With my love of buttons still very much with me today, our first Crafty Friday project is a button project. I have hundreds, maybe even thousands of buttons, so the girls and I sat down one afternoon and made some button men!
Go grab your buttons from this post and lets begin:

  • Start by making the legs of your button doll.

  • Insert needle with embroidery floss through one hole on sixteen 1/2" buttons (aprox diametre measurement).

  • Knot a small loop about 1/8" long on upper end of leg.
  • Insert needle through remaining hole in reverse direction . Knot and trim ends.
  • Repeat for other leg!
  • For the arms preparing as above with 15 buttons

  • Now lets make the head and hat.
  • You will need the following:

  • Insert needle through one hole on one 1" and one 1 1/2" button and a bead. This is the head and hat.

  • Insert needle through 4 smaller buttons and 1 slightly larger button. DO NOT CUT THREAD
  • Now to start putting all our limbs together.

  • Insert needle through loop on upper end of each arm and one hole on remaining  12 1" buttons on body.

  • Insert through loop on upper end of each leg
  • Insert needle through remaining hole in reverse direction on body, back through arm loops and holes on neck, head and hat.
  • Knot ends again 1-11/2" from previous knot, creating a loop for hanging.

  • Finally trim all ends.
Cute eh!

Please share your creations here on the Crafty Friday facebook page, I would love to see what you make.
If you love buttons with a difference, then go visit London at Such Sweet Tierney.

Back tomorrow with photos from a beautiful day at Hitchin Lavender Farm. Layout photos will be on the 8th August for my Nikki Sivils blog post.

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

8 Response to 'Button Project'

  1. Kerry Said,'> 1:10 PM

    That is so cute. Off in search of buttons now.


  2. Peg Graham Said,'> 3:22 PM

    Sweet! My daughter would love to make these.

    Thanks for the fun ideas!


  3. Sarah xx Said,'> 3:54 PM

    How cute are these?
    We used to make these as kids but they never looked this good!


  4. Bev Said,'> 5:54 PM

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, Anna


  5.'> 6:26 PM

    That is SO cute


  6. Debs Said,'> 8:24 AM

    Love this idea. Now to find the button jars.... :)


  7. val Said,'> 5:02 PM

    this is soooo fabulous!!! I want to make one so bad to sit on a shelf in my scrap room once Im done remodling it!!! thaks for the inspiration!!!


  8. josuane Said,'> 2:23 PM

    From France, so cute to make that !
    here my blog without photo but soon.... LOL hihihi thanks !!!!!!!