Thursday, February 19, 2009

Buttons : The PhatSheep Handmade Button Swap


For the first time I participated in a swap. This was the Handmade Button Swap organized by PhatSheep. We had to handmake a coherent set of 6 buttons and an item of our choice that's using a handmade button. And this all before the 14th of February. I found it very exciting !

I decided to make some buttons by casting ceramic powder (into chocolate forms), drilling holes into them and painting them with turquoise and silver mother of pearl glass colour. It was great fun !

The item I made was a brooch made of one large vintage grey button in the middle with lots of small vintage grey buttons sewn around it. Everything is topped of with one of the ceramic buttons I made for this swap, turning it into a blue-silvery flower.

This was the extra item I made, using a much larger specimen of the handmade buttons I made for the swap. It's a necklace made of a sheer grey-silvery fabric tube, filled with silver painted wooden beads and knotted together with the large ceramic shank heart button in the middle.


And this is what I received today from noisette handmade. She made me a set of 6 beautiful linen buttons painted with 6 different motives: ladybird, bird, leaf, heart, apple & mushroom. They are so sweet ! Her item was a linen pouch with a blue & white striped bottom and a large linen button sewed on it; it's so cute ! And I got an extra blue felt flower brooch from her too. Moreover, she gave me some lovely piece of fabric, some pieces of trims, some red buttons and chocolate (!).
Thank you so much noisette to make this first swap an unforgettable one ! You can see all the entries coming in here.

11 comments:

MGMart said...

Great idea, the buttons look so nice!

ingermaaike said...

How very very cool!

LeelaBijou said...

The buttons are lovely, what a great idea!

Sigmosaics said...

fabulous idea! I love the buttons you made and the buttons you recieved are so cute :D

karuski said...

How wonderful swap! It must have been very inspiring project:)

You have made pretty turquoise buttons and the ones you received are so cute, too. Lucky girl!

-minna

ArtMind said...

Wow, I love the buttons you made! And the items are super too - I bet that the receiver of these would you just as happy as you when you got your swap item!
What a fun idea! :)

Star of the East said...

The perfect swap expierence for you!

Veerle said...

It seems that you are not the only button addict!.
This is really a new world for me.
I love the buttons you made.

Dawn said...

using chocolate forms for the buttons! What a genius idea!

jealousydesign said...

the buttons you made is beautiful! Fun to see that there are more button addicts outthere so you can do a swap :)

Matilou alias Anne Cresci said...

actually I like the necklace !!! it looks 30's and modern at the same time, that's great !!! :)