Rising with the lark

I photograph bright buttons

To meet the challenge


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


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


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


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).


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).


Next Week’s Photo Challenge Prompt is


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

30 responses to “Button

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

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

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  6. 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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  7. Murtagh's Meadow

    I love those buttons!

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

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

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  11. 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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  12. Ooh hand made buttons, simply delicious.

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