Friday, 24 April 2009

Buttons as rare as Hen's teeth!

Look at these lovely buttons, aren't they just exquisite????
They have been hand-painted for me by the
wonderfully talented Paula at
Painting New Memories
I'm afraid the picture does them no real justice at all,
they are so detailed, yet quite small.
It's amazing how she does it! Wonderful!
Paula also sent me 2 tiny china trinket boxes.

She asked a while ago if anyone had those initials, and no one had,
but my Mother-in-law does, so Paula kindly sent them to me
to pass on to her.
Also Paula read that I like geese, so she sent me
the cutest little goose, with freshly painted bill and feet.

Isn't it just so sweet
Thank you so much Paula, I love everything!

I thought I'd give you a quick squizz at a couple of
teacosies I've been working on.

Another Elaine at Shabby Chic Cafe
asked me a few weeks ago if I would have a go at
making her a hen or cockerel teacosy
and these are what I came up with.
Elaine chose the sage and lemon one
and I've put the other one in
my blogshop.

Thank you for asking me to make them Elaine
I really enjoyed designing them.

Love and blessings in Christ


Anonymous said...

Those buttons are lovely, and the tea cosies you made are just adorable, I love them.

Have a good night.

Take Care

Love Melanie. xx

MaryPoppins said...

What gorgeous buttons, I adore the Daisy one, so adorable ;)

Clever you Elaine the tes cosies look a joy.

I really would love one of your pinky owls please can you point me in the right direction for bidding, buying one.

Many Thanks

Have a lovely weekend


Lace hearts said...

Absolutely lovely buttons, and geese. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today. Have a fabulous weekend. Love Lace xxx

Lace hearts said...

ps. I'm still hoping you'll find time to make me my special thing, you know the special rosebud thing. Fingers are tightly crossed. xxx

Lajoni said...

The tea cosies are just so gorgeous really are such a talented needlewoman, you never fail to amaze me with all the beautiful items you make xx

fiftiesgirl said...

The buttons are lovely and i love the tea cosies, you are a very clever lady! x x

sharie said...

Those tea cosies are lovely - they make me smile just looking at them

angel said...

Makes me wanna take up tea drinking again...... :-)

Aint the Laj lovely, what beauties are them buttony fingys, i could do that, but i wont co's i dont wanna show Laj up now do i.... *titter* .......

*todays word is trialing, very nearly trailing, intit* :-)

Elaine said...

Trialing is what I do when I make Claudia things LOL

Thank you all for your lovely comments, but the real star is Laj, those buttons are really scrummy!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I was just wondering, do you know of anyone who is looking for a swap partner? I am longing to join in on this swapping lark, so any help you could give me would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks So Much
Melanie xx

Elaine said...

Hi Melanie,

We have a lovely monthly swap on Shabby Chic Cafe. We have a different theme for each month, and we never know who we are sending to until the 1st of the month.
The swap for May is open until the 14th (I think), and it is thoroughly enjoyable.
There is a link on my blog for the Forum, it's such a friendly place too, and we'd love to see you there.

Love and blessings

Anonymous said...

Thanks Elaine, I will check that out.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

The sewing room said...

Well you are not just clever making those lovely tea cosies but also very lucky to have those fab buttons. I would love to get into selling stuff but the family put to much strain on my time at the moment but maybe one day.

Have a great day best wishes Pat.

Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine

I am hosting a swap over on my site if you would like to join, please feel free to pop over and take a look.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Beautiful buttons, and the hen tea cosies are fantastic!!
You are a great needlewoman!
Thought I'd let you know that I will be posting your PIF parcel tomorrow. I hope you like it, and I think you may find it useful!!!! You'll have to wait and see!! I have enjoyed making it, but forgot to take a pic of one of the items, NEVER MIND!!

Have a lovely weekend : )

Sharon xx

Elaine said...

OOOOO I get so excited *blush*
It's so lovely receiving parcels and letters. I'm really looking forward to this one, and I'll take photos and put them on here.
Thank you for your lovely comments too.

clare's craftroom said...

Those cozys are fabulous !

Anonymous said...

Thank you for adding me to your

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine, I've gave you an award over on my

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Elaine just popping back in to answer your query and thankyou for your visit . Yes I did make my header , I'm glad you like it .