I am still experimenting with buttons. i am was just about to give the whole thing away because I was getting frustrated with the scale, and I don't think these will take over from my other things in the long run, but I have gained some terrific ideas along the way. They are all button brooches, so they look like buttons from the front but have a brooch back on, er, the back.
Ok, so this is, obviously, not a button, nor a brooch. It is a cake. Not even a cunningly fabricated textile cake meant to worn on something (a hat maybe). It is a Stephanie Alexander chocolate cake and you can tell by the amount left over how disgusting it tasted. This was a whole 24 hours after making it!
This is a brooch with seeds beads embroidered on silk dupion. It is not a cake.
Ceci n'est pas une gateau. It is a mass of French knots on silk dupion. You may have seen it already before it became a brooch.
Yeah, I showed this one before too, it's cross stitch in variegated thread. On silk dupion.
This is silk dupion decorated with a scrap of sari silk from The Thread Studio. Lovely Dale sent me a baggie of sari silk scraps when I won a Facebook giveaway. I promised I would use them on something.
And this is a cake.
This is one of the buttons I bought at the button fair I blogged about a while ago. I have a whole card of these, the original card, which I am going to keep if I ever use all the buttons. They are immediately post-war Parisian. The fact that I had matching embroidery thread in the pile by my chair was a complete co-incidence!
(Actually, the blue thing isn't really a cake).
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