This swap was a real challenge for me as I have never made buttons before but I signed up because it's good to do something a bit scary once in a while. When I was told who my swap partner I was even more nervous. Namolio has an amazing Flickr album and Etsy shop and I tried to make things that I thought suited her style.
Firstly I ordered some Fimo in a pearl effect, Anna then 'helped' me make some rounds to push some natural items into, shells, wood, wicker all leaving different impressions. Then I went on to make some little leaf shapes, perhaps not such practical buttons but I was pleased with them none the less.
Next up I decided some knitted flowers were in order-they are my signature after all. It doesn't show in the picture but this wool is very gently variegated so these poppies are all slightly different. I then tried my hand at making fabric covered buttons- I like it! These were done with black velvet but I'm sure soon I will have made dozens of silly ones. Finally I made a brooch-it's what I do-I tried to keep it subtle, relying on shape and texture rather than colour. I threw in some colour co-ordinated treasure and a packet of chocolate buttons, naturally, and posted it all off. Thanks Phat sheep. I really enjoyed the challenge of this swap and as soon as my parcel arrives I will show you what I received. Next time I will post another giveaway book as obviously you guys like the Richard Box one about as much as I did!