Polymer clay buttons for handknits: I made some, and I’ll show you how I did it, including links to a few helpful tutorials aimed at beginners.Read More: Buttons!
Sometimes a technique doesn’t go as planned. And sometimes you press on anyway, and end up with something different but better! Here’s how I made my green rustic buttons.Read More: How to make rustic buttons even when it all goes horribly wrong
Remember waaaaaay back in October when I showed you how to make buttons to match your tweed sweaters? Well, I’m back, as promised, to show you what to do if your yarn is of the heathered variety. Many of the steps are the same for the two types, so I will refer you back to […]Read More: Yarny Buttons: Heathered
If you’ve been reading along here in the past week, you’ll know that I made these woven tweedy buttons to match my tweedy sweater. Want to make some of your own? Read on! [A note about tools: If you are brand new to polymer clay, you should still be able to do this technique, however […]Read More: Yarny Buttons: Tweed
I have to start this post by saying how cool you all are. Finishing a sweater project and getting to wear it on crisp, Fall days is exciting enough, but then to also get to read your flattering comments? Well, that just makes my day. So thank you for that! One of the things that […]Read More: Cart before the horse.
As in, Day Two of me being home alone for the first time in – literally – months. My 7th-grader and 4th-grader started school yesterday, and I’ve been spending my time doing laundry, food shopping, catching up on business email, knitting a tiny sweater, and getting my calendar populated with everybody’s work and school schedules. […]Read More: Day Two
Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect buttons? If you sew, knit, or crochet, and are interested in making your own unique buttons for your special projects, or even if you don’t do any of those things, but are looking to get your hands into a new medium, read on. Starting Monday, I will […]Read More: Beginner Button Class
Whew. Another great clayathon under my belt. I really have to make sure that I pull my clay supplies out of hibernation more often this year. In 2010 there were only four times I did any major claywork. I think the first step is to make my supplies much more accessible. Setting up and tearing […]Read More: Sanded, buffed, and pooped.
I’m checking in from the Clayathon. I made it here in one piece yesterday afternoon, and after about an hour of dithering about, wondering what I should make first, I dove into shawl pins, buttons, and barrettes in two patterns: Grayscale Weave and Swamp Weave. (Those are the barrettes up there. The green one got […]Read More: Weave Cane
I’m not always on the ball teacher-gift-wise, but this year, I managed to get it done with a little help from the kids. Erin’s coffee cup cozy tutorial is something I’ve been eyeing since she posted it last year, and I finally decided to try it, when I realized that it’s a perfect project for […]Read More: Collaboration