Sunday, August 8, 2010

Buttons & Technique

Jo-Ann is truly button heaven. There is a fantastic sale going on there, the Founder's Sale, so I picked up a bunch of buttons and supplies. I can't get over these buttons I bought. They add so much class to my pincushions. 

Serious love! I think this is my favorite pincushion I've ever made. :)

I also wanted to share a fantastic technique I found for something very simple... knotting your thread. The method I used to use was good, but this seriously made knotting thread so much easier, quicker, and has made the knot far stronger and secure. My hand stitching has improved already just doing this.

This is my favorite knot too! Thanks for the super tutorial, Heather Bailey!

By the way, keep an eye on my Etsy page, I'll be adding the items I've made this weekend onto it over the next day or two. It's gotten too dark to take any more bright pretty photos, so adding my other pincushions and items I've made will have to wait until tomorrow.

Take care, friends! Good night!


  1. LOVE the pincushion!


  2. Very pretty, yes the button does add a bit of class:) I didn't know JoAnn's was having a big sale, I will have to check it out tomorrow.


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