Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mostly Red Flower Buttons    ©
The flowers coming back into stock has inspired me to paint reds and also pastels as well as brilliants.... I love them all

My little daisies with that on wonky petal as I had found in my garden one day & also would you believe I cannot draw the last petal "perfect"  I know because I tried a while ago …. like a fingerprint 

The Hollyhocks this time I ordered the mini size in error so they maybe  a fun special price..perhaps !

That strawberry cake teams well with 3 mini strawberry buttons on a hoop perhaps.  The cake is very detailed but simple the strawberries on top take some concentration to paint !

The 2 styles of trees in a topiary sort theme have come back after a nice spell. 
I removed these when everyone else was making topiary tree buttons....was a great flurry of that style of garden at the time.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

More Flower Buttons and .....

These garden / florals buttons arrived yesterday & I painted  the designs in brilliants, pastels & some in red

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Peppermint & Tangerine Phase


Peppermint & Tangerine Phase
an old friend just called these colours
And he is right,
 aging near me from the hippy days
this really is a phase!!!
Loving it though

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Been Painting in those wonderful colours again


I am loving these colours and the combinations
To me they are 
but more of a vibrancy, 
 Some are limited designs unless everyone must have them then I can get more cut from the huge file of creations I have done

The Teacups & pots 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Vibrant coloured Buttons

I had some great thrilling fun late yesterday & then more today with this gorgeous vibrant aqua blue, orange & yellow
No stopping me now LOL
I am drunk on new happy colours & they come without any hangovers 

These have been sold but I will do more just love it all

Friday, February 8, 2019

There is a Giveaway Coming on Newsletter


To have a chance to win this little package of buttons & Stitcheries ??
to hear when this will be happening ( hopefully the newsletter will go out on weekend 
 to be eligible for entering the draw

Newsletter link is on the sidebar of this blog 
or on 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Buttons & apartments

This is my creation of a Paris apartment button
3 stories, lovely tall round top trees grow beside the building 
Big flower pots of red geraniums at the entry....
This was a new release last week.

The strawberries buttons have had a great comeback with my supplies I got in & painted in bright & pastel shades all sold so quickly 
another batch of strawberries arrive tomorrow !!!!
The Instagram giveaway by Down Strawberry Lane which Sedef graciously organised as soon as we had connected re the buttons in her book.
I have now met many new people, … thanks to the sharing.
Zakka House is Sedef's latest  book
with gorgeous doable projects and wonderful sharing of tools & such that I learnt 
Look out for Sedef's fabric line under Riley Blake 
happy colours.
I am winding up to a Giveaway soon, I will do this in my newsletter this time.... so come on board

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Renewing still

I am continuing to paint and rescan the buttons on these happy new cards and upload to the website
The Santa's look jolly amongst the riot of colour.

Monday, February 4, 2019


 Yesterday Down Grapevine Lane Instagram
 began a GIVEAWAY 
of the 
linked to my Theodora Designs Instagram
It closes Tuesday at Noon
so time to enter

The new packaging is continuing 
most buttons  look awesome
The website updating will continue for a couple more days yet.

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Light Has been Switched on


Change is an 
scarey thing....


My new cards arrived yesterday 
I love this look 
as it is alive, 
as if someone has switched the lights on !!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pastel Buttons


 Pastel buttons for the softer projects with just a hint of Easter
Sewing accessories, using buttons as the cover on a needle holder, or added to an applique, stitchery 

Exciting waits this week for new cards for some button packaging...
As one of my close friends who crafted with me at markets said yesterday, this is so not you but it is as she referred to florals & brightness. Of course that is exactly it !!
New book for me is coming from Amazon Au 
Zakka Home by Sedef Imer 
featuring a gorgeous project with the multi colours of the strawberries on the book cover. 
Which leads in to say the 
will be available from next week....
Plenty of stock is due in Friday
This leads me to new design first cuts are also travelling today to reach me by Friday I hope...I saw 2 of the cuttings on line yesterday as couple of adjustments were needed...
Gorgeous...One is the Christmas Shop window
inspired by my collection of shops on my pinterest page ….
Another is a barn that for me is a shop but can be what you believe it to be...
I am eagerly waiting to see the 
Paris Apartment buttons with flowers at the front of the 3 story high apartment.

So it is all a bit exciting as is the GIVEAWAY Strawberry Buttons 
that Sedef's & I have teamed up on her
DownGrapevineLane Instagram

so lots to watch for
I am personally watching for rain
It is cloudy & HOT & Hopeful