Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What a day it was

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What a day it was yesterday.... it began fine with scanning the next mini decorations batches for great prices.....I had soooo many & now I want to give them at a wonderful price for folk to use in sewing projects or hang from trees at Christmas or tie to parcels or even do an advent thing.......

First the NBN went walk about & finally I got the strength to phone to get that working again...

Then oh POWER is off... while our pollies rattle on in Parliament about our energy policy all I wanted was my heating to be back on & the garage door to lift up..... somehow that didn't want to lift up manually...

On phone to the roller door company to seek advice for what I might be doing wrong...nothing as it turns out.....

Then I get part power... how weird was that... I rang the power people who were fixing & it was probably a brown out.... turn off motors & fridge as not enough power to draw on...my jug lit up but would heat.

So I was stuck in the house...I had thought I'll go out to keep warm ...not happening LOL
Happily not so long after this the power was restored & all waltzed back to normal....except me I think.....

I go & do one item I wanted to do....& back home.
I think from some obscure part I have to tackle this HP laptop overheat again... this time where I plug the charger into computer had developed a heating thing....it was finger HOT...
I use that laptop for photos, for writing the blog & updating website & newsletter....oh & scanning my work in......
All was going super well with the company BUT I have no idea where the sales docket has gone. I often keep them with the box....but that had gone to Singapore in Feb for fixing the computer.
So today I am off to the store for hopefully a resolution....
Now today I wake & my leg/ backside situation has changed & it feels freer but high pitch sore...
But I am determined to make this day a really good one.... wish me luck LOL

This photo....is a divine building in the heart of Bendigo which was in a previous life a function centre & I got to teach in the building under chandeliers......isn't it a most exquisite fa├žade?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Framed up Button ideas

Before I start my blog I wish to pay a tribute to Angel cat.
Yesterday my brother's cat Angel left him after 20 years and 4 months and a couple of days.
She was an extraordinary cat.... 
What wonderful love & care she had....
Dear little puss cat.
xxxxxx  
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I have a new style of frame that I bought in anticipation for the new Christmas buttons...
Yesterday I trial a few different looks on what is a small deep frame I used the mount that it came with & thin paper. 
Fabric could be cut to backing board of frame & spray with glue...to form the base to work on..
Could be fun, printed, striped...spotted or plain. 
Plain give the buttons more oomph...but I am a bit biased in that department.

What I have is a mix of new designs & some lovely older designs.
As I look at them this will form some of the packaging ...for future directions...
I need to weigh them up so postage can be easily slotted into the price....

How exciting this is for me...



Frames are just one way of showing you how simple the buttons can work....
The selections & layouts can make wonderful stocking, hangings, bags....or use the buttons individually or a few with some stitches....get that creative force going ! 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

NEW BUTTONS

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the new Christmas buttons.....
The motifs have tiny leaves cut out & sit on etched branches etc.....
the motif follows from Santas, to tree to stocking & on the snowman
The angel has leaf wings....


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

I found these in my boxes

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I went through a phase of mixing fabrics stitchery & buttons....about 10 years or more ago now.
These for me are timeless...
I Love them
I was also indulging in a lot of ric rac at the time too !

There were the samples of the stitchery now on my website..
Found those in the boxes also



I have a mix pic of more of that series of stitchings in red with white...nice combination
And Fabric painting I did at the weekend.


Monday, August 6, 2018

WEATHER or Not

 LOTS of NEW BUTTON BOX CARDED SETS
Everyday & Xmas Button Boxes are now in separated categories on the website.
All have post included for each set of  carded buttons for International & National


Friday, August 3, 2018

Winter's Day

Can you see them ????
Black cockatoos with yellow under tail
These I have been lucky to see about 3 times since living here..
They come in when it is really cold & almost snow like..
I hear their call...
This time the block around 20 stayed 2 days !!!
Treat for cold weather.
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I have a COLD & am I happy re that...no !!!
Hoping it drifts off by tomorrow.
I had a couple of personal stresses that upset me quite a bit & so I am calling this a stress induced cold.

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Yesterday afternoon I did a bit of fabric painting...
They need a press with the iron before I will show you.
These are last years paintings on fabric....

It takes me a little while to get the rhythm of the flow of paint & the fabric I paint on....



More of the same

As today is fairly rough but dark today I may paint fabric again or if the light isn't strong enough
I shall think on some bits & pieces floating about..
Then maybe i will just make more of the button box carded buttons up....I also painted more for those the last 2 days...so the box is full once again....


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Santa Santa & More

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While I was in the boxes in the garage at the weekend...
I found all manner of things...
Happy Santa Decoration on a felt heart..is one of last year's design 

Santa with Holly was the year before the above...with a tighter scalloped edge....


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A lot I knew where in there & some fabrics & painted & stamped fabrics I renewed some memories..
In amongst the memories is this fabric painted santa face....which I did from my Christmas book ( Woodcutter's Daughter one )
for a Gathering weekend in Warracknabeal a while ago now.
There was also a bon bon that the painted face was also attached to.. or here we did a little bag to hang from a tree.
I have traced out some different Santa heads etc to paint when I finish an order...it's lovely to go back to fabric painting...

Then in the boxes I also found some Santa & rabbits stitchings that folk had stitched for me
Some of these became wood decorations in square postage stamp frames for a season some years back now.


Today more Xmas Button cards are loaded into the website. this is one of them !!


Monday, July 30, 2018

While my Steak Cooks


Just got a few minutes
More from the Card Buttons....sometimes I get a bit more elaborate...lost in the world of story making LOL
I was dipping into my storage boxes on Saturday & have come across a few gems...
Show you later..
Dinner needs attention 



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Cold & Foggy


Brrr it is cold and foggy....as I wrote that a watery glimpse of sun has appeared.
Getting that winter time fed up style this week !

Anyway I have cheered myself a bit with these gorgeous carded buttons

The second set of Red Ladies has also gone onto the web this morning....
they were waiting to perhaps be taken someplace but they waited ....waited & are now ready to move on in a new life. This one has a Marilyn button in it
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It was 14 years this week since Mum died & we were all orphaned...
it seems a long time ago but also not so long....
memories of all sorts are often very present in my memories.

We all move along.... out of step for a while & for as long as it takes...
Wonderful thing is we are all unique... so this too is our own journey...
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I must get going & tidy up what I see in front of me....
Later when I warm up more I fancy writing in my other blog
On a Branch a Bird Sings...it's on the side bar of this blog.... 



Sunday, July 22, 2018

Those Ladies

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There are 4 more sets on the website right now...
I painted all that stock yesterday & now it's on the web ....
I am also holding 2 sets for email customers who couldn't find them on the web...
So keep watch if you are wanting this amazing lot...in red or blue or pink...

I also have added many more in the Everyday & Xmas Boxes...
Check them out...


Saturday, July 21, 2018

While away Winter's Days


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The cards that are a standard item on the

BLOSSOM BIRDS !!!
Red , Robin & the blue blossom birds 
along with 2 red spotted birdies
$20 for this set & that includes postage for it


TAG BUTTONS...
Of course they are not only used on tags....
If you scroll down to previous post you will see the tags....
I have assembled these buttons for a handy set
at $22 which includes postage for the set.
Later I will do a set with the white big deer....
  

This is a one only set...
Hollyhocks are just the flower I adore & they grow around this area..
$20 includes the post

The Ladies all got together & ganged up on me...
They were tired of being in the box, unpainted ,,,, etc etc
So as a one off this is $20 including postage....
UPDATE SOLD !!!
As I was finishing writing this an email came in from a very lovely old old customer... to buy
As I had just posted off my newsletter before updating here...
Keep tuned I will paint some more ladies today..different colours I think....
If you miss these there are more being added most days..
I just love this new way of working...