Monday, June 27, 2011

Playing with buttons

 1st experiment ....2 buttons ,1 eye hook ,1 plastic earing back .
If the buttons do not have a center hole carefully drill one around 1mm to fit the eye pin, then tread on the smallest button and glue into position. When this has dried slip the lager button onto eye hook followed by the earing back then trim the eye pin to the desired height.
 makes a passable cake server ...when I add the cakes etc the holes in the buttons will be covered, but I guess you could always fill them in before you begin.
 concave shank button,jewelry findings  :) just trim and glue together makes intersting dishes ...perhaps fruit bowls or just dishes to hold collections of tiny shells or stones etc.
 a closer look.
 my pen and button glasses :) really happy these worked.
 view showing the coloured bottom of glass ....a tiny button
 A pen and all the sections I cut from it (after removing the ink chamber)The handle of the jug is made from a scaboodle ( thin plastic tubes) I filled the glasses with glass silicon tinted with acrylic colour ...I have ez water but am yet to try it....I thought the silicon would be thicker and not seep through the button holes. The ice cubes are simply scrap bits of plastic sprue ( from hubbys model kit scraps) cut into tiny pieces. :)
 A plastic test tube hopefully you can see I bought them containing seed beads from a discount store ;) and a button....
simply cut the tube to the desired height ,fill and glue to the button ....Mine has a tiny shell and some moss to hopefully represent coral. Unfortunately thats all I can show now as everything else I have been working on is from the challenge box sent to me by my sis in law ....and we have descided we will not reveal what we made from the items in the box until september 1st :( Really excited to see what she has created and looking forward to sharing my little attempts.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

no work done:(

Although no building or construction work has been happening I have finally managed to organise my bits and pieces . I bought a stationary cupboard and its now full aswell as some plastic drawers on wheels hopefully I can now lay my hands on things when I want them instead of spending half my time looking for a particular thing :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Slow going

The center section of my bed cover is now finished ....guess I should start work on the border tomorow.As for other things I am working on ,they are from the Mystery Box so they wont be revealed until sept 1 ....that way my sis in law and I have no idea what the other is making from the bits ;) sorry its hard to get a decent pic of this :(

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mystery box

I was expecting some books from my sister in law ....the books arrived along with a mystery box and a challenge. The box had instructions on it that said I have been challenged to make something from the contents of the box and my sis in law has the same items...we can add to the items and have a 3 month time limit to create :) Im loving this ,It will be exciting as we are very different and I cant wait to see what she comes up with.
 I finally managed to find some fabric for my kitchen curtains pleaased with the match of colours  :)
 My latest project the moment it looks a bit of a mess but I assure you it will become a embroidered least I hope so ....the flowers are so tiny to work and the light isnt good here during fingers crossed ;)
and these are the wonderful books my sis in law sent me for my birthday :) Thankyou so much Mini mum .