Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pink & Purple Button Necklace

Another one!!! It seems that I can't stop playing with buttons.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Button Lamp

So at one point we needed a new lamp. We went to the nearest store and bought the cheapest one we could find. Lucky me, it was red. Unlucky me, it fell and broke a few months later. I glued it back together and we used it with the unsightly crack for awhile. Finally inspiration struck and I decided to glue buttons to it to hide the crack. I ended up adding red paint to the lampshade to tone down the white. This is Nate's lamp on his nightstand and he now complains that I took made his lamp too "girly". Oh well, I still like it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Button Necklace

As inspired by the book Button It Up I finally made myself a button necklace. I can't believe I haven't made button jewelry before. I need to make more necklaces in different colors and matching earrings!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Funky Bath Towel Quilt Finally Done!

I finally finished my funky towel quilt! It feels like it took forever. First I found/bought the towels, then cut them, arranged them, rearranged them, sewed them together, found a back, sewed that, pinned it all together, then quilted and bound it(half of that by hand, my fingers hurt)!!!!!! I definitely do not recommend quilting towels to anyone. It's a pain to sew fabric that thick.Overall the quilt isn't perfect but I still like how it came out. The back and binding is made from old sheets so its 100% recycled. It's going to make the perfect beach blanket this summer. If only it would stop raining here. The sun came out for my drive home from work, but now it's raining again.
Now I just need to get started on my pink/yellow/red version. Hopefully that will go smoother sewing wise. The colors are happier too. I love the blue/green one, but some of those greens and yellows have a "pukish" tinge to them.

(Yes, I know I need to iron it, but I want to throw it in the wash first [Yay for machine washable quilts!])

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Another Soda Tab Bag

This is my second pop tab purse. Its more of a clutch size than change purse this time. I'm slowly preparing myself to make a "real" purse. I just need more tabs again, as this depleted my supply

I'm not sure how long I spent on this. I only worked on it while watching tv though so it didn't seem like that long, but I think it actually was quite awhile. The tabs are crocheted together in a circle and then again at the bottom. I think I finally have the technique down, so perhaps next .time I'll make a mini tutorial. The purse was then lined and a zipper was added.

This was a birthday gift for my friend Sandrine. Happy Birthday! Now I just need to make one for myself.