Tuesday, 18 March 2014

February Craft Challenge

Well I did choose a craft for February.... button craft.  I didn't get very far with it!  Due to circumstances I decided not to choose anything new for March but to try and progress with the buttons.

I LOVE buttons.  Old, new, plastic, wood, glass, ceramic, you name it I love them.  There is such variation and the colours..........swoon!

So what were my plans at the start of February for all my buttons?  Well I wanted to have a go at button pictures and also button jewellery.  I have seen the most gorgeous creations on the internet and in fact I have several Pinterest boards dedicated to them.  Check them out here by clicking the links.:

Buttons  Look at these pretty ones.  Plain white, but oh so beautiful.

Button Art Wonder how many buttons it took to complete this?

 Button Craft  Such a pretty bracelet.

Unfortunately despite so much inspiration and so many ideas in my head I have only actually made one thing so far.

I made a button heart picture as a valentines day gift for Simon.  It is done in shades of blue as I wanted it to go in our living room.


It was much more time consuming that I had thought it would be. Not to mention messy!  I used a glue gun and you know that stuff gets everywhere.  Why can't they make a glue gun that doesn't make those long stringy bits?

Anyway, I was quite pleased with the overall effect.  It's not bad for a first attempt.

As that was the only thing I managed to make I decided to continue with button craft for March as well. So far I have not done anything else.  I have 2 more weeks so you never know.  I'll keep you updated.

Missing in Action

Well February has been and gone and so has half of March.  I had such good intentions but life kind of came along and messed them up.

My Dad had a very serious stroke at the beginning of February.  He spent the whole month in the Lister hospital in Stevenage and then on the 4th of March he was moved to a specialist neurological unit for rehabilitation. Sadly he has just today been moved back to the Lister as he is very poorly.

I have been keeping busy but find it hard to really engage my brain for blogging.  As you know I had intended to try a new craft each month.  January was knitting. I have continued with basic items. I have knitted 2 more pairs of the mitts with thumbs.  One pair in the pink again and one pair in black along with a black cowl for Simon. He hasn't actually worn them as the weather has been milder.  I have also done lots of garter stitch squares.

As promised in my last blog here are the photos of me in my new kit. You can have a good laugh at the one where I have my eyes closed!


So knitting was fairly successful although I have yet to try anything harder.

I did choose a new craft for February....... Button Craft.  Tell you about that tomorrow.