Dear readers On my birthday earlier this month my daughter and I took a trip into Melbourne to visit a fabulous button shop called Buttonmania. Buttonmania is situated in the historic Nicholas Building at 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne and is owned by Kate Boulton. There is a quaint and timeless feel to the shop that … More Buttonmania – An experience
Dear readers, thank you for your interest in the Liberty Links and Felted Wool button necklaces. They have proved to be very popular and already orders are coming in for Christmas which is only a month away and another workshop is booked. I have been busy today processing orders for necklaces and kits and things … More Christmas Orders
Quote “Shopping at Liberty is an experience to savour . . . . . a perfect clash of innovation, tradition and English eccentricity.” – Time Out Of London As any ‘Liberty lover’ would know, working with Liberty fabrics is a divine experience. I have always loved the subtle designs and beautiful range of colours and … More Liberty Links Necklace
I have just finished some more button necklaces and this one is very popular when I go to markets. It is a colourful and bright accessory and when ever I wear mine I always receive comments. I have cut felted wool into circles and threaded a button on either side. Sometimes I embellish the wool … More Felted Button Necklace
Some of the buttons in these recent pieces are very old, purchased on my travels from various places around Melbourne and rural Victoria.
Quote ” Buttons are like mothers . . . .they hold everything together” Author unknown. I have been back to my button jewellery for a bit of a break from textile work and just love working with this medium. I took a few pieces along to a recent retreat. The ladies loved them and I … More Love a button designs
“Even the simplest things had a glorious pointlessness to them. When buttons came in, about 1650, people couldn’t get enough of them and arrayed them in decorative profusion on the backs and collars and sleeves of coats, where they didn’t actually do anything. One relic of this is the short row of pointless buttons that … More Love a button designs
I have for a long time had a love of buttons. My mother used to have a collection of them in the drawer of her Singer treadle sewing machine. They fascinate me and I go on special shopping missions in Melbourne for lovely old buttons, including visiting the famous’Button Lady’ at the weekend Camberwell Markets … More Love a button designs