Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

After finishing my butterfly, she suggested I start a new craft. Well, how could I refuse? Exactly, I couldn’t πŸ™‚

A while ago, I got a kit showing me how to make Dorset buttons, along with three rings and some thread (DMC perle cotton) to make some. I’d actually forgotten all about them, until I was digging through my fabric stash, and found the kit (yeah, my stash is all over the place πŸ™‚ )

So, naturally, I had to make them. The first one was a bit too crowded

DorestI used 12 spokes, because that was how many there were on the front cover picture. It’s way too crowded, so for the next two rings, I used 8 instead. Here they are all together

Dorset2Unfortunately, there are only 3 rings in a pack, but I’m totally hooked on this new craft. I’m going to get some more, when I can get to a crafting shop which sell rings.

And now? I’m again stuck on what to do *sigh*. I guess I need to get on with figuring out my mum’s birthday present before I go home next week and can actually get around to making them!


Comments on: "I totally blame creative pixie for this… :)" (6)

  1. Can’t easily see the second pic buttons – can you post another one? Please πŸ™‚

  2. I’m rather fond of your 12 spoke ring to be honest .. Though they all look great! Glad you have a new craft to focus on πŸ™‚

  3. creative pixie said:

    I’ve never heard of Dorset buttons before but they look great. The 8 spoke buttons look more defined than the 12 spoke ones. Forgive my ignorance but are they used as actual button/fastenings or are they more of a decorative item?

    • I don’t actually know. I’m planning on using mine as decoration (I’ve got a pattern for a cape ‘thing’ with decorative buttons, so I figured these would work well), but I can’t really think of any reason why I couldn’t use them as actual buttons (except that they’re rather large, which really isn’t an excuse)

  4. I can’t remember where I first saw Dorset buttons–a blog post, I’m sure. I was fascinated by them and it’s so neat to see that you gave them a try! They turned out very well!

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