Photos of St Barnabas from Dec 2011, taken from my bedroom window.
I bought some “Happy Birthday” skull wrapping paper to wrap a present with last week and found it was perfect for these 25mm button badges too. Bonus! As well as the white skulls, there are also silver outlines of skulls.
I bought some cute monster wrapping paper recently, which strangely enough was actually for wrapping presents but was also perfect for these different sized badges! They sold very well as my last craft stall.
How cute is this wrapping paper from Paperchase? 😀 I’ve made button badges from the faces and one or two other small graphics, and a selection of others from both 38mm and 45mm badges.
I bought the most lovely wrapping paper from Paperchase whilst in Bath recently which looks like grungy Russian dolls. I have made button badges from the faces and 45mm badges from the bodies. They could be worn together as Russian dolls, or separately as sold.
These felt discs were originally made to be pendants for necklaces, but I decided they worked better as brooches. They are made from felt floral and circular shapes with beads, sequins and decorative stitching and measure between 4-5cm each.
I’ve decided to take a stab at making earrings, and am most pleased with the results. Made from a selection of glass, metal and other beads, and measure between 4-5cm (including hooks).
I was never completely happy with my first attempt at making felt necklaces, so I decided to work on them some more. I attached the discs to flower shaped backgrounds and used ribbons to thread them onto the necklace cords. I also added a few wooden beads too. Much better!
I’ve just added four new styles of Christmas Cards to my shop!
Photos of St Barnabas from Oct 2011, taken from my bedroom window.
Photos taken in my garden on 15th October 2011.
Yesterday, I took some photos of the telegraph poles outside my house after work. I love the geometric patters created by telegraph poles and cables, and their juxtaposition to their surroundings.
I love these sparkly bat and spider badges I just made for Halloween! The backgrounds are a choice of pink, purple or silver glitter paper, or gold shimmery paper with black bat and spider confetti on top. The spiders also have a layer of black netting, which looks sort of like a web.
Photos of St Barnabas from Sep 2011, taken from my bedroom window.
Photographs take inside and out of St James The Less, a Norman church in the heart of in Hadleigh.
Photographs of the windmill in Rayleigh, which we looked around when I took the folks over for a visit at the weekend. It was quite an overcast day, so thought the photos looked better in black and white.
I was such a lovely day that I took my camera out to take a few snaps of Leigh On Sea as we strolled in.
Photos of St Barnabas from Aug 2011, taken from my bedroom window. This month saw some quite dramatic skies.
Photos taken in my garden on 15th August 2011.
Photos taken in my garden on 8th August 2011.
I found some fun “Happy Birthday” spirograph wrapping paper, which has made some super badges of various sizes. I also tried some with added glitter and sparkly circles, but don’t think these work as well.
I made these badges using the same paper I made for my Textured & Gilded Greeting Cards. I made larger 38mm badges with full circles, and small 25mm button badges with little circles layered over shimmery black paper and glitter.
I made a selection of cute little button badges for selling in packs of three from floral and glittery paper, shimmery and tinsel fabric, and also sparkly fabric layered with two different sized stars.
These badges are experiments with the tiny off-cuts from my floral makeup, gadget and phone cases.
This lovely abstract floral wrapping paper lends itself very nicely to a range of badge sizes, which are grouped into packs of three.
As soon as I saw this lovely floral owl wrapping paper and knew it would make good badges! The owls were perfect for 45mm badges, and the flowers for 25mm button badges. I have grouped them into little packs of three for sale.
I took a few photographs around Elveden Forest whilst I was staying at the Center Parcs situated there a few weekends back.
I bought this lovely bright 1960’s inspired floral wrapping paper from down the road, which I layered with black netting to make these 38mm badges. My mum was rather taken with them!
Photos of St Barnabas from Jul 2011, taken from my bedroom window. Blackbirds on the crucifix and a different kind of sunset.
I thought I’d try something a little different with badge making, and used brown paper with a floral stamp and a large black sequin. I also made some without the sequin and some with crumpled paper.
I found some great double-sided wrapping paper a while ago which lent itself perfectly to badge making. I’ve made some large 45mm badges from the front, layered with glitter and flower confetti, then trios of little button badges using both the front and back of the paper.
Here are some more photo of Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre. I love the peeping duck.
Another experiment in badge making! I made these using Angelina fibre, which I ironed into a flat sheet with punched hears, star or flower confetti and glitter sprinkled in it. The pink ones have the fibres layered over the top of shimmery paper, which peeps through. The dark ones have the fibre layered over shimmery black paper or dark hologram paper, with tiny star glitter, and hearts and star confetti.
I made these badges from a mixture of glittery card, netting, large black sequins, glitter, and star confetti. I also used a old Christmas card (the patterned bits). Each one is unique, and as the Christmas card was all used up I can’t make any more!
I had some lovely little squares of floral Chinese paper stashed away for several years, and when I bought my badge machine I realised it would be perfect for button badges. Every badge is unique due to the size of the paper, and has glittery gold detailing. They look nice in sets of three, but could also be worn individually.
This lovely bright, bold floral wrapping paper was designed by Linda Barker (of Changing Rooms, remember that?). It’s just one small piece and was a bit more expensive than I would usually go for, but has made some lovely badges. Some I have made just plain, whilst others I have added a layer of black netting with various sequins and glitter underneath.
These are some of the first badges I made with my machine, many of which sold at my last craft fair. I used various materials, such as punched shapes, glittery and holographic paper, sequins waste, netting and confetti. They were great fun to make!
Photos taken in my garden on 29th June 2011.
Photos of St Barnabas from Jun 2011, taken from my bedroom window. A dramatic cloudy sky, after the rain had stopped.
Photos of St Barnabas from May 2011, taken from my bedroom window. Another fantastic sunset.