Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Instant Gratification Gone Wild



12.40pm: Arrive home to package from Nikki at You Sew Girl containing button making kits ordered yesterday.



1.10pm: Put kid to bed with wing and prayer and indulge in closer package inspection.



1.40pm: Sixteen 23mm buttons all dressed up with (as yet) no place to go. Exercising extreme sports style restraint, I stopped at three of the 12mm versions, realising these have a matching-to-fabric, making like real buttons sort of destiny.

These kits should come with a warning.

34 comments:

Cindy said...

See that is why I bought mine in bulk - they are such a brilliant idea I reckon - never searching for the perfect button again

Marina said...

I'm a covered button fan from way back. I agree there's nothing quite like them for that instant feel good crafting buzz! (Love your green set....)

Nanette said...

ok dokey girlie..have finished the market frenzy. Do you still want a wall thingey and if so do you want it in a hoop? I have a nice big one that has M&E all over it.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Instant loveliness ! Let's face it , you've achieved crafting Nirvana .

Sally said...

Covering buttons is *almost* as good as popping bubble wrap!

Michelle said...

Love covering buttons! Very relaxing and great fun to find the perfect bit of fabric.

Fran said...

I'm soo hearing you on the addictive qualities of making fabric covered buttons. Love the previous comment he he he

Michelle said...

Love covering buttons! Very relaxing and great fun to find the perfect bit of fabric.

Kylie said...

Ooo now this looks fun. Love them all - fabulous fabric. I've been known to finish a sheet of bubble wrap to the last pop so I'm thinking I could be a contestant for the extreme button-covering sport ;) K

willywagtail said...

Seems like you might have caught the same bug Nikki's little girl has. Cherrie

Karin said...

You know, I never made a fabric covered button. Yet. Maybe I shouldn't start making them. It sounds dangerous ;-)

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I think I will stay right away for my own good and the good of my families happiness.....

thea said...

Oh, I looooooove these, GREAT fabrics, and it's totally addictive. I started to think up projects just so I could make MORE BUTTONS!!! thoughts - I made great gift wallets with buttons - good times :)

Madeline said...

That looks pleasantly addictive.

quirkygranolagirl said...

I've never been tempted to cover buttons before, but those luscious pictures and the description of instant gratification has me all twitchy :)

mrs smith said...

You are prolific and they are gorgeous, or perhaps I should have said that the other way around...

Gina said...

Oh yes, I do like to cover a button. Just not good at otherwise USING buttons on projects!! Do you have thoughts about where these are going, or were you just enjoying the journey?

Cute as Buttons said...

I am hearing you. Sadly, I even forced my husband into supporting this addiction via a displayish arrangement. (See blog for further details.) Lisa.

One Flew Over said...

Nice...very nice indeed!

Could this be a welcome distraction from softie development?

Leonie Guld said...

Oh....My....they are DELICIOUS !!!

Nikki said...

FEAR NOT - The bulk buttons are on the way!!! We're just waiting on the suppliers to get their supplies in.

And yes - you and my wee girl would make a very good pair!!!

CurlyPops said...

Oooh so lovely! Hmmmm another crafty addiction that I might need to have a go at. You're such a bad influence..hee hee.

Cherry said...

Ah dear, covered buttons, so cute and so addictive. Totally agree about the warning. Have fun x

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Well as you know I am quite addicted as well. I even had to start selling them to support my habit!

Lola Nova said...

Ah, very, very lovely. Must look away now or will be ever so tempted, too late.

beck said...

Ooh...I can see the power of the button maker. It's rays are seeping through your blog and wafting over my way. Scary. How can you resist? Looks like a lovely way to spend all you 'free time' xo ps will you be making an appearance on Sat? x

Hayley Egan said...

Never thought I'd feel so strongly about a button, but it so happens you got me at a weak moment.. Really been looking for some like that...

ecoMILF Meagan said...

lovely buttons. the green is so fresh and zesty. mmmm. you'll be dreaming about them for nights to come. xx m.

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

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Hope there is a Buttons Anonymous support group somewhere near you Mrs... It is a gorgeous addiction though.
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Ruth said...

Totally agree about needing a warning! Glad I'm not the only one!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

They look great!Lovely choice of fabrics too Tania.Were they fidly or nice n easy? I like lawn mowing for instant gratification! Peta

Sandrine said...

You did a brilliant job they look perfect Tania!

handmaiden said...

Tania, fantastic......what are you going to do with them now.

Tamara said...

It is that pop that makes them so addicitve. I made a few and covered them in old doilies. Have a look here.
I love your fabrics.
http://bluebirdmakeshernest.blogspot.com/2008/11/pop.html