general adventures in craftiness

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Button It Up

These are some covered buttons I made for the Kasia skirt pattern that I started sewing up this weekend. They are much larger than the pattern calls for, about one and one-eighth inch wide. I think they'll look nice against the grey fabric of the skirt, providing little pops of color. Speaking of buttons, don't forget to head to Bolt on Saturday, March 28 at 4 p.m. where Susan Beal, author of Button It Up, will be on hand to do a couple of crafty projects: button magnets and pushpins. There will also be other crafty surprises.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Bead Simple

I had lunch last week with Mariko and Susan and was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Susan's new book, Bead Simple. There are 150 projects, with something for all skill levels. I especially love all the drop pendant projects. If you're local, go check out the Bead Simple event and demo at Powell's (W. Burnside), upstairs in the Basil Hayward Gallery on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Congratulations Susan!

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