Thursday, May 28, 2009

Buttons, buttons, bane of my life!

Well, well! Halfway through May and the weather absolutely can’t make it’s mind up as to weather it wants to be hot, hot, hot, or not, not,not! In fact we pretty much have both all on the same day! I have managed to get some crafting in though, I rethreaded this set of vintage beads from a sort of chained smoking necklace into this hippy-fied  long necklace by threading it onto thin bootlace thong and tying a knot either side of the bead cap to secure it.  

I’m not usually one for pearls but these have a nice mellow colour which is kind of appealing.  

Then after seeing a button necklace being worn by another blogger (inkberryblue was it?) I was totally inspired to rummage through my stash to come up with my own. I threaded through gold crochet thread and arranged the buttons alternate back to back so that when I flipped the necklace over, I had a different set of buttons there. Two necklaces for the price of one!

It’s not quite choker length but sits just slightly lower. Very Coraline!

And my second button extravaganza centres round my search for the perfect button for the jacket that I’m revamping at the moment. I really wanted some turquoise ones but couldn’t find any the right size that I liked, and I didn’t have any in my stash that were suitable. So in the end I painted the existing buttons with some pink sparkly nail varnish. 

They’ll be perfect now!

And I also whipped up this little camera case from fleece one night. I have a padded camera case, but it’s too bulky to fit into my pocket when I’m out walking, so I made this to protect it when I’m out and about. After all, what’s the point of having a pocket sized camera if you can't fit it in your pocket?!

The girls from work and I tried out a new restaurant for lunch yesterday, which was lovely! I had a chilli pasta dish (Penne al'arrabiata) which was very hot and garlicky but as M was in Manchester watching ManU lose the European Cup Final (snigger) it didn’t really matter. We had a lovely time trawling around the charity shops before hand and I found a lovely green retro psychedelic summer dress which will be lovely either on it’s own, or with jeans.

We should be getting a tow bar fitted on the car tomorrow and then we’re planning to go away for the weekend! We’ve been checking over the caravan for the last couple of days, cleaning bedding, vacuuming, making everything nice for the weekend. We’ve sorted out the electrics and we now have power in the caravan! Hurray! I can’t wait! It’s going to be so good to get away, even if it is only for a day or two! M’s Mum has promised to feed the girls and we’ll take the Uberhound with us. We have the site already booked at the bottom of Glastonbury Tor! I hope the weather’s good!

We have lots of swappers joining up for Round Three of the Hippy Swap over on Craftster, I can’t wait to get crafting!

Hope your half term has been good?!


inkberryblue said...

I think your button necklace is gorgeous! I love the side with the flowery yellow button especially. =]



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