Sunday, 20 June 2010


No, not on my blog. I feel like posting a note to say normal service will resume after my City and Guilds diploma. I have a fantastic tutor from Designworks but need to complete this by September 6th 2010, the pressure is on. Blogging might be sporadic but I might do a weekly progress update for everyone.

Anyway, quick, pop over to this blog as Sharne is having a giveaway. You have to be very quick though, the giveaway is only open until the 21st June 2010. You have the chance to win this fantastic handmade book.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


Whenever I go to a charity shop or car boot sale I am always on the look out for buttons and other treasures, today however I was really shocked at my local hospice charity shop. I spyed a very large plastic box full to the brim with buttons, there were lots of smaller plastic tubs inside the large box. I picked up one of these boxes (small margarine tub size) and asked how much it was. The lady told me £25 for all the buttons, she must have seen the shocked look on my face and said each bundle (6 shirt sized buttons) was £1. I just couldn't believe how much they wanted for them yet a ps2 game that DS2 picked up was only £1. Someone had obviously spent alot of time threading six buttons onto cotton but even so I thought the buttons hugely expensive and didn't buy any.

It was market day in town and a quick trip to the button lady found the small shirt buttons being sold for 1p & 2p each. Unfortunately I will not be going back to the charity shop for button shopping again.