How can one not love a good button collection? Here’s my set of One Of A Kind Buttons; handmade in Portland by Candace!
Candace will be having a month long trunk show at Pearl Fiber Arts this month starting on the 3rd. Not only will these buttons and pins be available, but also shawl pins and these gigantic coaster size sew-ons! You can see other creative ideas for these unique buttons on Candace’s Website. There’s a knitting project bag on there that I’ve been meaning to make and One Of A Kind buttons are perfect embellishments and for the strap closure. A button is a button so of course use it as a button! hehe…
Also, don’t forget to use your Supportland Card. Get them points!
The theme for the trunk show is Portland, Oregon. Here are my Portland themed pins:
The bicycle one lives on my backpack which I use to ride around on my bike, obviously. Yep.
The bird one I’ve yet to delegate to a location or project. It is likely to end up matched with the chicken. Yes, chicken buttons! (There are also octopi, dragon flies, animal paw prints, inspirational quotes, William Shakespear’s face, and cat pins/buttons) XD
I’m not sure yet which button I like best for my Seeds to Flowers shawlette.
Date Completed: August 1st, 2015
Project: Seeds to Flowers
Yarn: Zauberball in the 7 Wolke colorway
Notes: Butterfly…Little Bee…Butterfly….Little Bee…decisions decisions… lol The pattern itself is written exceptionally well. I generally don’t gauge swatch for shawls, but I used pretty much the yardage noted for the small size. Beads used were a size larger too. Since this is my first project using beads I really didn’t mind the size. Larger beads = easier to work with, imho so far anyways.
I also picked up this handy tool to string the beads into each stitch called a Bead Aid. Yet again, another awesome tool for making my knits more awesome by a Portland artisan!