Button

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Rising with the lark

I photograph bright buttons

To meet the challenge

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The Phaiku Challenge!

This challenge combines our Weekly Photo Challenge with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, a lovely brain teaser for the start of the week.

His prompts this week are LARK and RISE.

Edit: It is not LARK and RISE it is LARK and RUSH.

So I was in a bit of a rush to get this post out – back to the drawing board:

Rising with the lark

I photograph bright buttons

Rushing the challenge

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Our Photo Challenge prompt of BUTTON nudged me into looking on Pinterest for handmade buttons. What a labyrinth of delights Pinterest is – I have to ration myself as I can get lost for hours. I came across these:a04d901c05a57f300026087e4bae2dfb

Designed by Wink – excellent tutorial here.

So I thought I would have a go and make some buttons to replace the rather dull ones on my favourite cardigan. For speed I tried just tying the crocheted button onto the existing button, but that didn’t really work as the result is too heavy and hangs down. So I will need to take the old buttons off and replace them with the cotton ones.dsc_0005

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I wondered if joining two together would make an acceptable bead and I think it does.

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The two buttons were joined together with mattress stitch and stuffed with some yarn off-cuts, stored in a felted pot made out of Colinette all wool yarn (sadly no longer available).

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This ‘bead’ adds another type of handmade bead to my target of 10 for the 16 for 2016 Challenge. Only 3 more to go. I do love following where these challenges take me.

I am also joining Ginny’s Yarn Along and Frontier Dreams this week.

If you would like to join in with the BUTTON Photo Challenge or the Phaiku Challenge please leave a link in the comments of this post or Cathy’s Post and I will include you in the Round-Up on Sunday (or maybe Monday).

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Next Week’s Photo Challenge Prompt is

MYSTERY

I have added a little mystery to this post – do you know why I wear a safety pin on my cardigan?

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29 responses to “Button

  1. Pingback: Photo Round-Up: Button | Wild Daffodil

  2. A fantastic double response Sandra. I don’t know if i could get near such creativity.

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  3. Phaiku??!! Like it! And your buttons with the tails – AND the trail your buttonmaking has taken you on. If only there was time enough for all the interesting crafts one would like to have a go with… The safety pin could either be a reminder (but not the most obvious place unless you were looking in the mirror) or a just-in-case BUT is logically left from where you had a corsage or similar pinned there – or perhaps a Remembrance poppy from last year…

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    • The word ‘Phaiku’ just seemed to appear as I was responding to a comment left by Melissa of the Aran Artisan – I thought I’d keep it! i know what you mean about time to try all the wonderful things out there.
      A great selection of possibilities for the safety pin! Thanks so much for having a go – I will reveal the answer in the Round-up on Sunday. 😉

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  4. Those buttons are great! I like the contrast colors with the sweater, too.

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  5. Came back to see why you have the safety pin on your cardigan, don’t see an answer yet.
    Hope you are enjoying your day.

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow

    I love those buttons!

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  7. Like these buttons, very interesting.
    Still wondering why you wear the safety pin. In my younger days, many times I would go out with a safety pin on my cardigan because sometimes changing the babies nappies I would only use one safely pin, but most times I used two.
    I don’t think that would be your reason as not many mothers use cloth nappies these days.

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    • Thank you Kiwinana for joining in ❤
      I used to do that too! – gosh all those white towelling nappies we used to soak, wash, dry, fold and pin – another world!
      No that is not the reason for mine, but having on ethere does bring back those sweet memories. xx

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  8. Pretty buttons. When I made a crochet button, I was surprised at how well it worked!

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  9. Your cardigan will look amazing with those new buttons ! Great phaiku 🙂

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  10. Love buttons and have quite a collection of antique ones. I think I know why you wear the safety pin, but will see what others say as I don’t want to give it away.

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  11. Ooh hand made buttons, simply delicious.

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