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Saturday, 8 December 2012

More lovely goodness . . .


My days have been filled with goodness this week . . . even Ben & Jerry got a little something from Rae in my Advent Swap box . . .



The Ben-dog

The Jerry-dog

 . . . and here's what I've done with the little bag of buttons . . .


My friend (& crafty guru) Lee-Anne over at Crafty Fat Cat sent me the idea a little while ago and it was so quick and easy to make. Just a basic stryofoam ball, covered it in glue, wrapped it in a layer of tissue paper, then pinned on a whole bunch of cute buttons. Simple !
Thanks Rae, for adding all this festive fun to my week.

And then this morning, our Postie delivered another parcel of goodness  : - ) (much happy dancing & hand-clapping) . . .

 

A little while ago I was the lucky winner in a fabulous Giveaway over at 44th Street Fabric.
I have completely adored this fabric since I first spotted it. (pun intended). 
(I love everything dots/stripes/gingham/hearts). 
Bev is using it as the background fabric for her quilt in the Bee in my Bonnet Row Along and I was beyond excited when I won her generous giveaway.  
Thanks SOoo much Bev, I promise to treasure it and use it wisely. 

Wishing you a happy & blessed weekend,
xoxo


22 comments:

  1. What wonderful swap and giveaway goodies! Love what you have made with the buttons, what a grand idea.

    Helenxx

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    1. Thanks Helen - it's really easy, you just need a whole lot of buttons though!
      xx

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  2. Polka dots are my favorite, that's a good one. It's so fun to win. I love your cute button ornament, what a cleaver easy and fun thing to make. Your dogs are so cute too, Ben and Jerry, love the names. I have two Boston Terrier dogs Buster and Betty.

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    1. Thanks Carol - polka dots are high on my list of favourite things too!
      xx

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  3. Loving the buttony christmas bauble ~ what a fabulous idea :O)x

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    1. Thanks Jackie - it's easy-peasy to make, just gather a whole lot of pins and buttons before you start!
      xx

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  4. Oh! I'm so glad you got your fabric and that you like it! Love your button ornament! What a clever idea!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

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    1. Thanks again, Bev! I haven't even packed it into my stash cupboard yet, it's lying on my desk so I can admire it for a while :-)
      xx

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  5. Your Christmas tree button decoration is sweet, my son made one like it at school but using sequence instead of buttons.

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    1. That's a good idea too - a fabulous glitterball!
      xx

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  6. Gorgeous little button bauble Gilly ... and the fabric is lush ... well done you ... have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  7. That's a great way of being able to enjoy all those buttons, a lovely bauble! I love your new spotty fabric too. I'm sure you'll put it to good use.

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    1. Thanks Carol - I'm going to think about it for a while til I decide what to make with it!
      xx

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  8. You have some lovely goodies there! And what a great idea for the buttons...I'll have to remember that one. I enjoy collecting buttons and like to find projects for them.

    Happy Sunday!
    xx

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    1. It's a perfect project for using up buttons. A friend made one for her Easter tree using pastel shades of buttons and it's oh-so-cute too.
      xx

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  9. Looks like you got some pretties in the mail. I love the idea for the button ball. It is sooo cute. Thank you for your sweet comment.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. I did indeed :-) And thanks for your lovely comments too.
      xx

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  10. What wonderful goodies! Love the fabric and the button ornament!

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    1. Thanks Deborah,
      have a happy day
      xx

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  11. Oh, I am glad en & Jerry enjoyed their toys... I couldn't leave them out of the fun!

    I love what you've done with the buttons - such a pretty idea

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    1. Thanks Rae - on behalf of the hounds too ;-)
      xx

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