I seem to spend quite a lot of money on fabrics and new supplies but it's so worth it and I really love it when the postman arrives with the parcels. It's very exciting to open up some new fabrics, buttons, ribbons, or whatever you've bought, and I've recently purchased some beautifully coloured zips and interfacing too.....who'd have thought you could get excited about interfacing?!
My next mission is to conquer my fear of zips. I have no problems with buttons, velcro, some difficult design challenges, or even designing and making my own patterns but zips?.......hmmmmmm, who invented the zip anyway and was it really necessary? I like to think not but actually they're quite a magical little invention, enabling a neat closure to things, and so I'm going to master them, not be afraid of them because they're a pain ( admit it, they are a pain! ) and use them to create some wonderful things.
So watch this space for new some and exciting things to the Button Fayre collection!
I've had a bit of a disturbed work week so far as we had a bank holiday here on Monday and also one of my 22 month old twins has been very poorly but I've managed to complete some smaller orders which is good.
One of these orders was for a wedding cushion and some matching rosettes. I didn't realise to start with that this beautiful cushion was going to be used at a wedding and so when I found out I was more than thrilled.
The rosettes are for the lady's beloved horse to wear as she will ride him to the wedding venue and make her entrance like a real princess, how wonderful!
I've been asked a few times to make special cushions for wedding presents and even one that will be used next year to carry the ring and there's really not a feeling quite like it because it's something so special and to be asked is a real honour.
So here is my finished daisy cushion, Hooly Hooped in a hoop and freestyle machine embroidered to make the petals come alive and I think it's stunning! The yellow flowery fabric is just so special too, a 1930's inspired beauty!
The matching rosettes just kind of came together on their own and I couldn't be happier with them because they're perfect for what I wanted.....they're pretty, delicate, stunningly elegant but Button Fayre and they scream my style with a twist.
I feel so proud of these because it shows another side to Button Fayre and I hope you like them too.