Monday, July 21, 2008

Roses and Buttons, Pendants and Bracelets

This is what kept me very occupied on the weekend.
Between a very grumpy master 7
(it turns out he has been having "friend" trouble at school. I spent lots of last night awake thinking about him poor boy. He bottles things up and then behaves so badly.. then after you push him to open up it all seems better somehow. Isn't that the truth for all of us?)
and a very tired and whiney master 5, I tuned out and went creative with these gorgeous pendants and bracelets. Well, I think they are gorgeous even if no-one else does! You all should know that I LOVE vintage carved Mother of Pearl buttons and I love roses too, so this was the perfect combination. It's a wonder I hadn't thought of doing these before now.

The cuff bracelets turned out really well. I think I am going to keep one for myself. The others will be added to Etsy and OurShabbyCottage.

Some more Cath Kidston fabric reversible totes are finished and will be added somewhere soon...
That's all folks!
Kathryn XXX


7 comments:

andrea said...

OH MY GOSH!! how divinely CLEVER are you..I am jealous...absolutely gorgeous items..(I wish I could sew)!! anyway...
luckily my boys are now 21 & 19 yo.both at uni..so are independent..BUT worrying and sleepless nights NEVER stop I hate to tell you..re them driving..(eldest son just missed the chinese earthquake by 2 days)...so JUST RELAX..take a DEEP breath..and they will be FINE with love & support from parents!! enough of the preaching..(ps..still cannot work out how to put you in my favs bit of my blog??) xx andrea

Kate said...

The cuff bracelet is gorgeous!

pink-petal-designs said...

wow these are sooo lovely !

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Kathryn, WOW!!! they are Gorgeous!! You are a clever little one!! Thank so much for the award Im just about to do a post and pass it on to some sweet people!!
Thanks again Im also going to pop past your website too!!
Mands
Oh and how Funny Lynda & I buying pressies for each other and neither of us knowing!! you must have had a little chuckle!!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Ok WOW just doesnt seem to be enough! You gotta know i love those bracelets! You are a clever little duckie arent you.
Oh and the 'friend' problem..i can relate. Sam has been crying and miserable at pre school for a while now because of some 'friends' to the point where i have just pulled him out of the pre school all together and he is staring a new one next week. Kids can be so nasty cant they.
Hope your little man is feeling better soon :)
I bet hugs from mum help.

Love Shann x

Lucinda Obrien said...

I just love what you have done with the buttons.You must be very pleased with yourself!Hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter!
Lucinda

Ruth said...

Wow!!! These are totally amazing! Beautiful and clever...

Ruth xx