Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Primitive sheep sewing buttons. These are some of my primitive style buttons. These images are from a painting pattern by Betty Bowers. I painted the design and then added the image to the buttons. These are perfect for anyone that loves prim.
The prim angel and the prim sheep and pears are often something used in primitive design. I just love how these turned out.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
|Dinosaur Sewing Buttons|
One of the many wonderful things about handmade buttons is that you can have them customized to the size, quantity and even colour that you would like. How great is that. If you like you can even add a name or some text. If you're going to go to all the trouble to sew, knit or crochet something special you might as well go that extra mile and embellish them with handmade buttons that are the perfect match to your handmade creation!
Sunday, June 14, 2015
|Black Panther Shank Sewing Buttons|
One of my customers asked me to create some panther buttons for them. This is what I came up with. I love the look of the majestic cat. These are shank buttons. I didn't want to put holes through the cat's face so opted for a metal shank instead.
|Dragon Eye Shank Sewing ButtonsDragon eye shank sewing buttons.|
I've been wondering if I should put these buttons in my other Etsy shop www.buttonsbyrobin.com but they really are a very different feel than my other style of buttons which are more on the "cute" side. I think for now I'll keep them separate. I'll have to give it some thought though.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
|Chickadee Sewing Buttons|
These are some of my primitive style buttons. These have a painted image on them. I painted the design from a painting pattern created by Marie's Country Crafts and then transferred the painted image to my buttons. These are quite adorable and look different than buttons made with computer graphics. They have a very naive quality to them since they are a painted image. Willow trees and sheep are very popular in primitive creations. I think these would look adorable on a penny rug.
Here is a picture of the design painted on a gourd.
You can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235048964/primitive-sheep-hand-painted-gourd?ref=shop_home_active_1 I've started to get back into painting a bit. It's taking me some time to get back to the skill level I had years ago but I do enjoy it. This is a gourd I actually grew in my own garden several years ago from seed. I've planted several varieties this year at my cabin and I'm really looking forward to seeing how they turn out. They take months to dry but I do have some left from previous years so hopefully I'll have a new supply when I've used what I currently have. If things work out I may decide to sell some of the unpainted gourds. I have so many ideas!