Monday, March 26, 2012

The "Jeanius" challenge

A while back Liz from Me&MyShadow asked if anyone would be interested in an upcycled jeans challenge!

Well i'm never the one to turn down a challenge as 
1. It gets me motivated and inspired to craft and ....
2. It saves me from the ironing hehe ;0

So i got to work chopping up an old pair of jeans i don't wear anymore and this is what i came up with.

First up a simple cushion cover with added floral fabric.
I've been wanting to get the sewing machine back out for a while but had no idea what to make and this was perfect to get some more sewing practice in!
It's just a simple envelope cushion cover so really easy to make and my daughter has already claimed it for her bedroom!

2nd make was a simple denim and red dotty fabric brooch with a gorgeous big red button in the middle :)

And last but not least some simple notecards using up the fabric scraps i just cut out flower shapes and added buttons then mounted onto backing papers, they'll make lovely thankyou cards i think!

I've still quiet a bit of fabric left over but I've run out of time to craft as we've got builders in this week ripping all our heating and hot water system out (Arghhhhhhh!) so I've had to pack all my crafting stuff away :(

Button Swap!

A while ago i was pointed in the direction of Noodlebubble by a fellow button addict as there was a button swap being organised!

Well that's one swap i couldn't resist so i happily signed up and was partnered with the lovely fiona over at LoveAlfie 

And here's the gorgeous selection of buttons fi sent me!

I love them all and am sure they will all eventually be used in craft projects so thankyou so much fiona one happy swap partner i just hope you'll be as pleased with the buttons i sent to you :)

Not only did fi send me a fab selection of buttons she also kindly sent me this lovely pouch she made of really pretty vintage fabric, its so lovely and i'll use it to stash all my favourite buttons in :) 

Thankyou again x