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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Curious Curios

Something new from Love Buttons HQ - and nothing to do with buttons! Here are the first of the collectable curios to be listed...

This pair of vintage glass animals are tiny and so cute. There is a little white and pink rabbit and a blue and pink mouse. They cost £3.65 for the pair.

This tiny vintage doll is moulded and made from rubber or plastic. He wears a little hand crocheted romper suit in pastel colours. The doll costs £3.65.

Finally, these handmade and hand painted miniature Golden Delicious apples and a tiny basket to display them in. They cost £5.00 for the set.

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Friday, 24 June 2011

New Jack and Jill Rag Doll Sewing Pattern from Snowdrop Patterns!

New Jack and Jill rag doll sewing pattern is now available from Snowdrop Patterns!  Each doll is approximately 15" and made from tea-stained muslin cotton fabric.  Includes instructions and pattern to make their bucket!  Easy, beginner level pattern!  Patterns are available in both electronic PDF and paper versions.

Gifts for New Babies and Little Girls

Handmade4angels on MISI (aka Mother and Grandmother, Stella Parkinson) sells enchanting gifts for new babies, crocheted blankets for dolls, headbands, jewellery, and hair slides in her online shop.

Here is a baby's hat and mittens set, shown in lavender (but can be made to order in the colour of your choice). It features little star-shaped buttons as the perfect finishing touch! This set costs £3.00.

The perfect gift for a little girl: this charming doll's blanket is hand crocheted, and again, can be made up in the colours of your choice. It costs £2.00.

Finally, a pretty matinee set for babies aged 0 - 6 months, made up in pink and featuring heart buttons. This set costs £6.50.

Visit Stella's Handmade4Angels store at MISI to see the full range and to contact her with custom orders.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Handmadeology Voter - EtsyVeg Featured

Handmadeology's Handmade Top 10 Etsy Teams contest is now taking place - you can read about it here:


Here is the EtsyVeg team list.....http://handmadetop10.com/#/Lists/66og7jnco

The list is live here>>>. handmadetop10.com/

Please click on the EtsyVeg Team voter and mark each item out of ten. It's fun, and you might spot some lovely handmade items along the way that you can't resist!
EtsyVeg Team on Etsy consists of Etsy Sellers worldwide who make cruelty free items, or sell supplies and vintage. Many team members also donate time and/or money to animal charities.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Vintage and Newer Buttons

Hello Folks! Here are a small sample of the latest buttons from Love Buttons HQ...

These stylish, 'haute couture' buttons were made in Italy. They are made from metal and have a domed, silver tone centre with gold tone surround. They cost £2.00 for the pair.

These lovely, vintage red and white buttons have a summery/nautical feel to them. They cost £2.95 for the set of seven buttons.

These cute and collectable children's buttons would make a lovely feature on a handmade, decorative project. They cost £2.50 for five buttons, available from MISI or from Folksy.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Love Buttons on Etsy * Love Buttons on Folksy * Love Buttons on MISI *

Friday, 17 June 2011

Short Sassy Nightdresses for Hot Summer Nights

With hot summer nights just around the corner, its time to pack away those long heavy night dresses and slip into short, sweet and flirty ones, so much cooler to sleep in! And a bonus with these, they are all darling enough to wear as a top with your shorts or capris to go clubbing and be cute and cool.

Vintage Nightgown Barbizon Babydoll nightgown Sexy Silky black XL"

Vintage Nightgown Satin Sexy Large Victoria's Secret French Ivory Babydoll

Vintage Babydoll Nightgown Ruffle hem Teal S M Flirty

Vintage Babydoll Nightgown Black Chiffon mini Tunic top L

these and more available at

We are happy to ship internationally and always combine to save you money or ship the least expensive, safest way!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Latest Finds at Love Buttons

Hello Folks! Here are the latest finds from Love Buttons:-

These assorted, shabby chic, painted wooden ball buttons could be the perfect finishing touch for your handmade project. They measure approx 15mm (5/8") in diameter. They cost £4.00 for eight buttons.

This mixed card of Italian-made, new, plastic buttons would look great on a chunky knit cardigan, or as a closure on a handmade bag. They cost £2.50 for six buttons. They are also available in Shades of Grey and Shades of Pink. There is only one set in each colour available.

These charming vintage wooden buttons are handmade in the realistic shape of various fruits. Great item to add to a button collection! The set of six buttons on original retail card costs £6.00.

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Love Buttons on Etsy * Love Buttons on Folksy * Love Buttons on MISI * I am happy to combine postage and packaging between sites. Just contact me through any of the websites and I will refund all excess P&P charges; or invoice you directly from PayPal if you prefer :)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Rag Doll Sewing Patterns at Snowdrop Patterns!

Introducing 2 new rag doll sewing patterns from Snowdrop Patterns!  Raggedy Smiles Sent from Heaven and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep are both approximately 19" tall and made from tea-stained muslin cotton and yarn.  Faces are painted and embroidered.

Patterns are available in both electronic PDF and paper versions.

Doll sewing pattern includes pattern pieces, instructions and supply list to make the rag doll and her clothes. Easy, beginner level sewing pattern!



Tuesday, 7 June 2011

3 Olde Broads vintage collectables


Gloves, Beaded Purses, Vintage Jewelry, Framed Art, Accessories. Check out our shop for Vintage and One-of-a-Kind items. Handmade Timeless Treasures can be customized, please contact for details. Unique and thoughtful gifts for wedding, prom, anniversary, and special occasions or add to your own collection. Our goal is to bring you items you will want in your own home or be proud to give to others.



Sunday, 5 June 2011

Rag Rug, Recycled Denim Cushion

Hello everyone!

Here is one of my latest handmade items. It is a large, highly textured, one of a kind rag rug cushion.

It is made from recycled, laundered denim jeans, with some mustard yellow cotton fabric and multi-coloured yarn.

The techniques used for making the cushion are hooking, prodding, couching and punch needle, worked on a hessian base. This is finished on the inside with a fine layer of latex.

The lines of colour differ in width and height. The varying tones of worn denim give a mottled effect to some areas. The reverse is made from another pair of jeans, and is an envelope style with press studs, finished with vintage buttons and a Fire Horse Textiles label.

The cushion measures approx 18.5" (47 cm) square, when stuffed (measuring to the extremities). A hollow fiber pad is included.

This unique cushion costs £75 from Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy.

Posted by Julia of Fire Horse Textiles.