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Monday, 28 January 2013

buy 1 get 1 free during February 2013

To make way for new stock

During February 2013 

All my items are buy one get one free (cheapest item free) 

Choose from vintage/modern buttons, knitting patterns, sewing patterns, haberdashery and much more.

offer starts Friday 1st February

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Vintage & Newer Buttons

Morning all!

Here are some of the latest buttons added to Love Buttons HQ:-

These charming vintage green glass buttons have a delicate silver lustre decoration. They cost £3.75 for seven buttons.

This set of four vintage, smoky pearl buttons are lovely, thick, quality buttons. They cost £3.00 for four buttons.

Finally, a piece of a manufacturer's sample card, with six colours of chequerboard patterned buttons, each in three sizes. They are from Jones & Co of Nottingham. The buttons can be removed from the card and used in sewing, knitting or craft projects, or simply add the card to your collection of buttons! This selection costs £2.50.

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Bargain Buttons From Love Buttons on Ebay *

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sew Cute Patterns

Snowdrop Patterns has a new name and new home! 

Sew Cute Patterns at www.sewcutepatterns.com has a new name, new home and some adorable new sewing patterns!

We've added cupcake pals, ice cream buddy pals, giant and mini plush cupcakes and more delicious projects!  Sew much fun with none of the calories!

Yummy Sewing Patterns
at www.sewcutepatterns.com
Giant and Mini Plush Cupcake Patterns
at www.sewcutepatterns.com.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Dolls house wallpapers at ebid

 I love dolls houses and have 3 on the go at present  my dream is to own a a really old dolls house that I have to renovate from scratch.

My passion is dolls house decor, wallpapers and borders particularly and i work hard to get scales just right, trying them out before they go up for sale and I'm always open to suggestions and constructive criticism from all the amazing people out there who make such wonderful miniature projects.

I always work on A4 size papers for 2 reasons firstly they are so easy to work with, and we can rotate so you can have landscape or portrait and most of them come in three different scales, and secondly no waste! when we started off we sold A3 papers but we couldn't justify the price of them when we saw how much cut off there was that couldn't be pattern matched! this is such an expensive hobby we had to try and make our items affordable so now we have great postage prices(always a help) and item prices.

There are three of us in Poppets Dolly Bits now doing it mostly for love of the hobby. Always glad to give help and advice to anyone concerning time periods and the right decor etc and always glad of suggestions.

please look around even if its just to see what we have going on I'm very nosy so why shouldn't you be :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Sweet plastic novelty buttons

These lovely buttons are ideal for childrens clothes
I have several lots (sets of 6) for sale, in pink, green and yellow a ll with painted detail

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Making a Textile Caricature

I thought I would have a go at making a caricature in fabric. I chose comedian Henning Wehn as the subject, because I enjoy his comedy and he has an interesting face.

I found some photos of him on his website and elsewhere on the Internet and amalgamated different aspects into a single drawing, before exaggerating some aspects of his face and body, for example, placing the eyes to the sides of the head, widening the bridge of the nose, shortening the legs etc etc. I redrew this until I was happy with it before translating it into fabric and thread.

The main part is done with free motion embroidery on the sewing machine, starting with the bottom layer and slowly adding more and more to the picture. Finally, the features on the face were hand embroidered and the brown colour on the trainers was added by hand.

The finished caricature was trimmed from its white background before being mounted onto black mount board with small stitches on the front and large ones on the reverse.

This piece is currently for sale in Fire Horse Textiles on Folksy, priced at £40.

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

Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year's Resolutions

I made up a Pinterest Board representing some of the resolutions I would like to keep this year. They include spending more time walking, reading, being creative, travelling, having fun with friends, family and my dog, Brock; painting, drawing, eating good food etc etc

A selection from the board has been featured on the Folksy.com front page on the 4th and 5th of January. Here is a screenshot:-

Click here to see the full selection and from there, click through to go to the original listings. What are your New Year's Resolutions?

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