Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Button Up!

Not that I'm getting lazy in my old(er!) age, but just now and then its fun to work on a simple creative project that takes just a few minutes to complete... :)
I've been making these simple button brooches today...
A few minutes selecting some of my favourite Deco buttons...
And some brooch bars applied to the backs of them, create simple stylish badges...
Ideal for fastening a warm woolly scarf, or for decorating a jacket lapel.
My daughter (who is currently studying fashion and textiles at uni) reliably informs me that the trends this season take inspiration from the 1940's...So these 'make do and mend' brooches are certainly in vogue! ;-))

A little handmade lace rosette and vintage button detail (with brooch bar on the reverse) make another variation on the theme.
A few spare minutes can sometimes be all it takes.
Hope you've had some creative time today,
Niki x

6 comments:

  1. oooooh Niki,
    They look beautiful i am in love with the little aqua one its so pretty!
    Love Krissie x

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  2. The button brooches are awesome. You have a wonderful selection of buttons. I'm so jealous...LOL

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  3. I do like the lacey brooches .... very vintage and different.

    lesley

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  4. I love wearing a cluster of thee button brooches on a beret or cloche hat, but until now I've always sewn them on...doh...why didn't I think of brooch backs!
    Clever you, as always an inspiration!
    x

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  5. This is a great idea for a brooch, so pretty, I love them :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  6. Lovely buttons and lovely ideas, you are clever! jane x

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