Thursday, September 24, 2020

Day 268 : Web

 

Day 268 : Web - One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

Day 268 : Web


Today's button is another mix up - a zwirnknopfe with  a needlework technique found on Victorian buttons. I must admit, this didn't quite turn out as I had hoped. I quite like it, but saw it differently in my head.

So, the printer fought and I lost - we ordered a new today. Had to give in. I'll use the old one for non vital things until it finally dies, but am annoyed that we have spent hours trying to find one we were happy with. Bring back the old days when you had a choice of maybe 10. And half of those were out of your price range anyway! 

Ah well, onwards and upwards!

Size: 21mm / 7⁄8" / 34L 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Day 267 : Femme

 

Day 267 : Femme - One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

Day 267 : Femme


A really simple button today - I am quite sure someone must have done this before, but I certainly can't recall it. I was inspired by a pretty little embroidered pincushion sent to me by my friend, the button maker Sabine (https://zwirnknoepfe.jimdofree.com/). It had a little tiny button, and lots of pretty embroidered flowers. And I thought, why not work the flower at the centre of the zwirnknopfe? I need to do more of these. They are pretty without being too girly. 

Right, I'm off to fight with my printer now. I think it is finally time for a new one. Wish me luck!

Size: 21mm / 7⁄8" / 34L

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Day 266 : Mr Blue Sky

 

Day 266 : Mr Blue Sky - One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

Day 266 : Mr Blue Sky


Today's button, a little zwirnknopfe. The song came to my head as I worked the blue section, so if I am going to have an earworm, so shall you! :)

So, what a day! As I write I'm waiting to see what the PM says. Of course we know what the new restrictions will now be, but, I'll still watch. I guess all of the young people who are spreading this disease without actually becoming ill still won't listen. I'm sorry, but if more of them suffered real consequences we wouldn't be in this position now. 

Anyway, stay cheerful everyone. We need to get some blitz spirit! Or cake!

14mm / 9⁄16" / 22L