17 March 2010

Keeping out of mischief ...

At last my little creative streak has come to the fore and I've purposely made myself stop, take time out and play a little. Playing, but not misbehaving ... first of all I've been making button necklaces. They don't take long, and I'm hoping that by the time the Vintage Textile and Costume Day @ Dairy House comes round - 3 weeks on Sunday - a button necklace will still be a suitable accessory!! Apologies for the poor light - believe it or not most of the buttons in the first photo are shades of blue!!

No problem if these are no longer the height of fashion, I'll wear them myself - I've probably now made one to coordinate with every colour of jumper in my possession!! They've been great relaxation therapy and as my latest offering looks good on my other playtime activity, I might just have to keep the necklace AND the mannequin!

I have 2 other mannequin bodies to patchwork before 11 April but believe it or not, despite having acres of fabric, choosing the right pieces isn't an easy task.

Have a lovely weekend  (I know it's only Wednesday today but I won't be posting again this week) - it's a special one for me, but I'll tell you all about that next week.



Kissed by an Angel said...

The look great!! They are my latest love - after my daughter made me one for Mothers Day!!! Lovely to see the ones you made!!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

They look lovely - very clever!


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Being the proud owner of one of your beautiful handmade button necklaces, I can honestly say they are beautiful...perhaps I should buy one in each colour too?!
Love your patchwork mannequin - if they all get finished before the fair, then good, if not, then it doesn't matter!! DON'T work too hard! ;-))

Have a wonderful Birthday tomorrow - and enjoy the time away from it all.
Niki xx

Anonymous said...

Hi darling, i love your creative, very pretty, Chany

Ticking stripes said...

Hi Sue - just catching up -congratulations on 300 (and 1)and thank you so much for starting me off on this journey! I'm almost up to 100 myself now. Love the necklaces and the mannequin. Now there is something I really want - must get to Swinderby/Lincoln next month!

LiLi M. said...

Hello Sue, remember me? I just popped over to wish you a very very happy birthday. Hope you will have a lovely day today!

winnibriggs said...

Just popped by to say Hello and a very Happy Birthday. I understand its special, but aren't they all.
Enjoy !!
Jenny X

renaissance said...

Happy Birthday !

A Bun Can Dance said...

A little bird told me that today is your special day,
Have a lovely time Sue!
Sending a big birthday hug,
Denise x

Donna said...

What a clever girl you are. Love those necklaces and the mannequin.

Enjoy your special day lovely lady. You deserve to be thoroughly spoilt!

Ruth said...

A very happy birthday to you Sue!
Ruth x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Having seen one of these fab creations in the flesh.. I think they will sell like hot cakes Sue..
I hope you are having a splendid weekend and so pleased to see that the sun has finally come out for you..
Don't forget to save me a piece of cake please.

Michele x

Twinkle Pink said...

Happy Birthday Sue ... a little birdy told us it was a special one ... have a great time ... by the way love the mannequin and would never thought of a button necklace .... and have plenty of buttons ...

best wishes Ginny

mimilove forever said...

lovely necklaces..love buttons...and ooo intrigue what are you up to?!! :)

Clare said...

Happy Birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dear Suuuuueeeee happy birthday to you!!Hope you behaved yourself...urmmm thats unlikely!see you soon x