Today I made 5 double button brooches for my most important customer – my mother!
I often talk about my Mum on here because she is probably my inspiration for getting into crafty type things. I’ve mentioned before about her skills with the sewing machine and the knitting needles, but she used to do craft fairs when I was a kid, not just selling things she had sewn like pot holders and oven gloves but she also did basket weaving and sold baskets too. These days she mainly makes curtains and the like for other people and mostly makes jam, marmalade and chutney.
A while back she said she wanted some button type brooches in different colours to go with some button-less cardigans she had. She said she wanted a black one, a bottle green one, a navy blue one and a pinky-purple one. Initially she said she might like them out of felt, but as I don’t do proper felting, the felt type buttons I was coming out with I just wasn’t happy with. I told her about it last night and she said ‘well normal buttons would be fine too…’ so I set to hunting out some decent buttons from the family button tin that I inherited and figured they would look nicer if it was a layered double button look.
So here they are – heading off today so she gets them in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday. As you can see I did a black one and thought I would also do her a black and white one so she had a bit of choice.
And a close up on the green one as I quite like the top button which fit so perfectly in the nice chunky bottle green one.
Hopefully she will like them and have a nice relaxing day on Sunday!