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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Button Collections for Jewellery-Making and Craft

Hello everyone. Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas.

Here are some small button collection which may appeal to crafters and jewellery-makers. There is a good assortment of different shapes, designs and sizes. If you are looking for individual buttons, why not try the New Buttons Section of Love Buttons HQ?

 This collection now sold.

 These interesting metal and plastic buttons cost £2.25.

Sorry, now sold.

A Happy and Creative New Year to one and all!

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy * Fire Horse Textiles on Folksy *

Saturday, 29 December 2012

free knitting pattern

Buttoned Pet Scarf

While this scarf/collar is not exactly "decorative" I thought this was a really fun and quick project. It is a very easy pattern with fast results! This collar can be worn along with any sweater or alone, either way it will keep thier little necks warm. 

Skill - Easy...Really Easy!

Materials :

Hook : H

Button : 1/2 inch metal

Yarn needle

Yarn : Worsted weight 

Stitches :

Chain ch

Single Crochet sc

Pattern :

Ch 49 , for a 9 inch collar ( 3 ch = 1 inch)

R - 1 : Sc in each ch, turn ch 1

R - 2 : Sc in first st, ch 1, skip next st, * sc in the next st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat from * across row, ch 1 turn.

R - 3 : sc in each st, turn ch 1

R - 4 : Repeat R- 2

R - 5 : Repeat R - 3

R - 6 : Repeat R - 2

R - 7 : Repeat R - 3, then 8 sc down end of collar, sc down the collar to the other end, 8 sc down end of collar, tie off, weave in ends.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Golden Partywear and Accessories


With our Christmas preparations well under control (not!), we can start to think about New Year's parties and what to wear.

Here are some sparkling accessories to make you stand out from the crowd:-

Gold sequin collar, priced at £20 from Hattie Loves ...

Gold clutch bag, priced at £19.99 from oggi

Animal print bow tie, priced at £12 from BOW

Silk and gold crystal tiara, priced at £55 from Alexandra Tiara

Cream and gold ruffle scarf, priced at £15 from Kent Crafts

These, and many more gorgeous, handmade items can be found at Folksy.com

Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy * Fire Horse Textiles on Folksy *

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Uses for my buttons

I recently sold these lovely vintage amber coloured paste buttons to a buyer who used them on a fur coat which was worn for a wedding.  The photo is not that good but i love to see my buttons used on garments.
They even match the coat lining what a find for the buyer.
For vintage  buttons and buckles (all buy it now) visit my buttons for sale and my buckles for sale

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Morning all. Here are a few last minute ideas for Christmas gifts and decs!

Christmas wreath decoration from Candy Stripe Beads, priced at £2.00.

 Rudolf jumper from Woolly Babs Christmas Jumpers, priced at £44.00.

Harris Tweed Handbag, priced at £39.50 from WHITEDAISIES.

 Father and son bow tie set from Bow & Tie London, priced at £19.99.

Christmas Robin Embroidery from fiona t., priced at £15.00.

Scented Hanging Hearts, priced at £15.00 from Fire Horse Textiles.

Happy shopping! Plenty more handmade gifts can be found at Folksy.com.

Posted by Julia of * Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy * Fire Horse Textiles on Folksy * Love Buttons HQ *

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Classic Milk Glass

Milk glass is simple and elegant.  It can easily be incorporated into any home from vintage to contemporary.   When my Christmas decorations come out, I end up packing many of my collectibles away but not my milk glass.  The white of the glass makes a great backdrop to the rich reds and greens of the season.  Then when spring rolls around, it somehow seems fresh and bright again holding pastel flowers and Easter treats.
                                                            Vintage Top Hat Vases

                                                           Milk Glass Footed Bowl

                                                   Westmoreland Candlestick Holders

                                                            Westmoreland Heart Plate

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Ladies Vintage bedjackets

I have a selection of lovely vintage ladies bedjacket patterns for sale which are an ideal garment  for reading in bed, watching television in bed, hospital visits etc. 1940's/50's glamour.

Seeing Stars - Gift Guide For Christmas

Hello Chums!

Here are a few suggestions for Christmas gifts from the talented makers at Folksy.com.

Gorgeous handmade earrings from SWEETS4THESOUL, priced at £20.

Something for the men, perhaps? This striking US military-style t-shirt at £11.99 from Pierre Cochon.

This original painting, called Stargazy Sky £95.00 from cheery deary.

A set of four ceramic stars from Little Brick House, priced at £8.50.

This 'Jack Frost' hanging glass star ornament from Gooseberry Fool, priced at £20.00.

To see some more starry picks, please visit my original Pinterest board here; or to visit Folksy.com please click here.

Posted by Julia of * Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy * Fire Horse Textiles on Folksy * Love Buttons HQ *