Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Pop

Oh, that sound is so addictive. Those buttons are so addictive. But I was warned.

I started out making these button hair ties from uniform fabric for our school fete which is this weekend. My bows sell at our uniform shop and they are a hit with the Preps but as for the older girls, a little too fussy. I thought these might be the go.



Then I started experimenting with some of my favourite fabrics. One of my all time favourite fabrics from Ella's dress.


And some scraps from my swap with Soo last year.


Then I came up with the idea of using old doilies. I truly love these.

11 comments:

thriftymrs said...

They are really pretty.

Julia said...

Wow. They are gorgeous. And as a 30 something year old woman with long hair it can be hard to find hair ties that are decorative but don't make you look like a teenager. I love the doilies. I'd wear the white on white this summer. So their not just for young girls!

Bronwyn said...

Tamara, I really truly love the doily idea - you've hit on something good - wish I had long hair to use them...sigh...

Soo said...

they look great. something for everyone here...beautiful!

Lisa Isaacs said...

Beautiful buttons! I am sure that girls of all ages will go for them! You've made some great fabric choices.

sewfunky said...

I think they look awesome... :) Might have to try my hand at making them myself!

Corrie said...

oh my goodness I've spent my day covering buttons without even reading your blog! must be super cool right now.....

love the doilies though..never would have thought of it myself! I used liberty and japanese fabrics today

Corrie;)

Anonymous said...

Nice school fabric. Which other local school did you get THAT idea from?

13mimosa said...

I agree - I find them totally addictive - why is it that they're so satisfying to make?

And you know what Tamara, are there any truly original ideas out there, or people for that matter? Everything I do is borrowed from somewhere else, but does that make the outcome any less lovely? Poo poo to the miss!

melissa@yummygoods said...

love the use of doilies on those. a friend of mine makes them with vintage hankies and embroidery bits.

Tania said...

SMITTEN WITH THE DOILIES! Gorgeous idea. Need to investigate why my button-making kit doesn't go 'pop' though - am obviously seriously missing out...