With a bit of luck my part of the Button Jewellery swap should now be safely with Barbara, so I can reveal what I sent….
At the front we have a button bib necklace. I got the idea and pattern for this from Laura Lupin’s blog Bugs and Fishes – if you don’t read this then you really should! Then there are some fabby teacup buttons from Miss Incy Wincy herself, as Barbara collects buttons. She’s also very into tarot. I didn’t want to get anything linked to this, in case I got it wrong, but I thought since there is so much attention on her hands, then some nice handcream might be the thing! Finally as the sweet treat we have shortbread. Terribly Scottish I know, but it’s Deans shortbread made up the road from me (ish) in Huntly. Hopefully Barbara is happy with it all!
I’ve also blogged in the past about my love of origami and I’ve used that this week to make a card for my friend Kate. She very kindly invited me to her wedding but I couldn’t make it, so a soppy card was called for. It’s pretty simple, but I think it works!
Tomorrow there will potentially be some baking….and I’m thinking about giving NaBloPoMo a bash next month. I think it will keep me motivated on all my plans for a handmade Christmas.