Monday, February 17, 2020

Day 48: Fairy Cup

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 48: Fairy Cup

Day 48: Fairy Cup

Today's button uses a rather unusual item to make the cup. They were sold as hair tie knot covers (I honestly can't remember how they were described, but that was the recommended use) and so are a little cup with a hole. That's why they are so small. I do have a [bad] habit of buying unusual items that might work for button making, as I'm sure you can imagine! Of course, if you happen to have any old bobble with this on, you could upcycle... Normally I would satin wrap this and use the other way around, but instead I decided to cover with a blanket stitch and fill with little beads.

Size: 10mm / 3⁄8" / 16L

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Day 47 : Pied

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 47: Pied

Day 47: Pied

So, who noticed my typo yesterday? Wrong day! It was day 46 yesterday. Ah well, fixed now.

Today's button has been made using a soft toggle that I made with the Button Template Tool. I've covered this with perle 12 thread, then worked weaving either side of the centre. 

Although the toggle is fabric, the button is really quite firm and the weaving helps to hold everything together. 

Size: 11mm / 3⁄8" / 18L

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Day 46: Rose Window

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 46 : Rose Window

Day 46: Rose Window

What started out as a variation of the button I named "Circus" in my Zwirnknofe Button Journal Kit became something even more than I'd planned. Right away it reminded me of a medieval cathedral rose window. Totally not planned that the tag cut from a Christmas card would match so well. I love it when that happens!

I've used cotton perle No 12 - it's interesting that the default thread of my challenge 4 years ago was the the slightly thicker No 8. Of course, thinner threads do mean you can add more detail. I've also used a No 105 button ring.

Size: 31mm / 1 1⁄4" / 48L