Sunday, 13 April 2014

DIY Embroidered Button Project - Botanical Button Panel


Embroider simple details onto this linen sampler which makes up 9 buttons measuring 38mm. Put your own unique touch to the design, with minimalist or extensive details. You can stitch to cover the white areas on the images, or simply stitch along the outlines.  I used single and double strands of embroidery floss and small seed beads.   It is entirely up to you when it comes to embroidering the details, choosing colours, stitches and which details you would like to embroider making it unique to you.

botanical button sampler details
For the stitching I used a single or double strand of embroidery floss depending on the thickness of the line I wanted to achieve, and I also used a single strand of floss to stitch the seed beads in place. 
Below are the instructions for making up the buttons.
This fabric Botanical Button Sampler is printed on linen which gives a beautiful texture to the buttons.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Embroidered Dachshund Buttons

 embroidered dachshund buttons

My Dachshund buttons have been on my work table, after receiving a request for a tan dachshund button with the name "Henry".  I thought why not, and I made another two named after my own dachshunds Nina and Stanley.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


This beautiful dragonfly was on a pile of dried gum leaves by the pond, those translucent wings are stunning.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Budgie Charms Tutorial

This is a simple tutorial to show how to make the 12 budgie charms using the budgie charm kit which is available on lovelui.  
 budgie charm kit
 budgie charm kit
Once you have made up the budgie charms you need to prepare the settings.  Below are a few options showing different configurations for how you can bend the settings, depending on what you are planning to make.

Once the settings are bent you can glue the charms in place, and attach the jumprings.
 budgie charm kit
The DIY budgie charm kit which makes 12 charms measuring 19mm.  The Kit includes the printed panel, 12 metal settings (in your choice of silver, antique bronze or gold), 12 button blanks and jumprings.  You can find all the details here - DIY budgie charm kit.
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