Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello
to wednesday "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to
the weekend - yippee!!!
Sydney had her 8th birthday party a week
early so that Tony and I could attend (we are still away ). As a thank you I
said I would make her birthday cake. What did she want as a
cake?.............................lots and lots of chocolate was her reply.
I think this hit the spot!
I must tell you - Syds party was on the
hottest Saturday so far this year, the 5th July. It was boiling hot, we had
to transport the cake to the party. Talk about a nightmare. I put the cake
in my foot well. Tony had the AC up so high, I told Syd I got frost bite on
This is the
easiest cake I have ever made. Does not even matter what the sponge cake looks
sponge, filled with jam. Buttercream with extra milk added to make it
slightly thinner then normal. Lightly cover sides and top of cake with
buttercream. Add 2 fingers of Kit Kat at a time to sides of cake.
around the Kit Kats I used 35mm satin here Turquoise
is Sydney's favourite colour
Fill the top
the cake with M&M's and Smarties
Syd loved it
and her friends thought it was wicked. I got an order for two more cakes!
**************** WAREHOUSE CLOSED for stock
taking Thursday 25th and Friday
26th JULY NO ORDERS WILL BE DESPATCHED
ON THESE TWO DAYS ****************
I had no idea
how much fun wearing a brooch could be. My red button heart brooch that I
made for Hello Wednesday last week has been amazing. People stop me in the
street to ask where I got it!!!
was designed by Mollie aged 4!
the buttons she wanted to use, told me where to put them on the brooch
pin. She held one set of the pliers to help close the split rings, while I
held the other.
she decided it needed a ribbon, so she went off down the aisles to pick the one
she wanted! She choose a seam binding here,
I tied the bow for her. Mummy is wearing it with pride.
I love the
way she has doubled up the square button with the round flower one.
I would like
to tell you which set of buttons Mollie used, BUT we keep them in tubs on a long
shelf in the warehouse. Mollie has worked out that if she pulls up a chair,
she can go through all the tubs selecting her own buttons! She has therefore
used buttons from here
If Mollie can
make a brooch so can you. Here is some more inspiration.
I made this
set while on an exhibition stand one day. I get bored of demo-ing the same
thing, so making something from scratch is fun.
We made this
flower brooch for the themed button flower week here
statement with this ribbon brooch, tutorial can be found here
I think I
could be the queen of bracelets. I never used to wear them, but after my op
on my thumb last August I was left with (what I thought) was a nasty scar on my
came to my rescue, I layer them up, two or three at a time. I love the way
they move up and down my wrist - they make me smile!
So here we
go, bracelet time with buttons and ribbons.
This is Seam
Binding! Honest. I wanted a vintage natural look for this bracelet, so
after going up and down our ribbon aisles for a while, dismissing all the bright
ribbons. I ended up in the seam binding section, ummmm nice colours but a
Not at all,
it threaded through a normal needle, so it went through the buttons like a
dream! Find this cashmere seam binding here,
and the vintage buttons here
Go on have a
play with ribbons and buttons, make a bracelet and have fun jangling all
Oooooh we love button necklaces and what better than using ribbons to string them
So you have guessed that necklaces are in the spotlight today, and do we have some fantastic creations for you.
I have been wanting to make one of these dotty and stripe button necklaces for ages, but all my split rings were too small. After a shopping trip with the girls the other week I found larger sized ones.
I used the spotty here and stripe here buttons. It looks really great on as well.
Boy did I have trouble getting it off of Rachie, I only asked her to wear it while I took a few pics.
This jewellery has been a true family affair, Mollie caught the bug and made me this for me.
Which I wore to a party on Saturday. It matched my outfit.....well apart from the lime green, turquoise and orange buttons!!
The smile on Mollies face when she saw me wearing it was amazing. Mollie used 3mm sheer ribbon here and as many buttons as she could find from here.
We have made ribbon and button jewellery before......
joining us today and hopefully the rest of the week. We have some super
fun creations for you, not only made by me but also my little crafting family.
Our design team have also given me links to their creative jewellery using
ribbons and buttons.
So hold on
tight, we have a roller coaster of ideas. Five days of jewellery magic with
ribbons and buttons.
today with rings.
you think these rings are made from humble Ric rac!
Just take two
lengths of ric rac about 50cm long.
together so they interlock. I have used two different colours so you can see
how they interlock.
twist a little, so pull it to straighten it.
Once all 50cm
is interlocked, start at one end and roll around.
Secure with a
spot of hot glue to hold it together as you roll it around. Keep going until
you are happy with the shape. Secure loose ends on the back of the
rose. Stick the ric rac rose to a ring base.
this delightful Dragonfly ring, details are here
this charming black and silver ring, read more here.
wonderful hot weather, my office is at the top of the warehouse, under the metal
roof. It is always the warmest room, never a complaint from
me.............. ......today I have had to open the window, after clearing