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A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. Or owls in general. They’re just so charming.
This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes:
Like some kind of modern green alchemy, the genius of this DIY design idea is in its extreme simplicity. It requires two objects that are easy to acquire – one you can buy for a few cents and the other you can find anywhere on the ground – and turns them into an everyday household object more unique and stylish than the mass-produced equivalent. There is nothing to explain and the non-profit design group Les Petit Reins wants no money for the idea that nor do they sell this as a product.
In this stitch, each loop in the sequence will look like the ‘red ribbon’. To acheive this, we always put in the needle on the left of the previous stitch point. This slight ‘dislocation’ of the needle towards the left twists the base of each loop. Follow the procedures for clarity. For ease of lessons, I have used a straight stitch line.
Posted February 7th, 2011 by Lisa Welcome to the Beginner Button Class ! For this first lesson, we will discuss how to prepare polymer clay for use, how to make a 1/2-inch solid-color button, and how to properly bake it. We’ll be making six buttons, two in each of three colors. Supplies + Tools