29 May, 2011

Thought I'd make a Rainbow Button Doll, from repurposed craft items

 My button tin was sorted on a rainy January day.

 This came in rather handy when I decided to attempt a Button Doll.
I've never seen one, I just remember reading about them somewhere, 
some time ago.
I remembered the basic premise and thought I'd give it a go!

 Interestingly, every item I used is either pre-loved or a scrap, which is nice.
Reminiscent of a time when Button Dolls were popular, I would think.
* small Wooden beads from op-shop necklaces.
* large head bead, several given to me amongst other leftover crafty bits
* buttons gifted one Christmas many moons ago (I was so excited to receive my own button tin!) by my step-Mum (including some from her Mum). 
If I've added to it, they've been buttons removed from repurposed items.
* thread; lengths left over from a hand~sewing project (truly!)
* felt; again scrap from another project

 A triangular gnomes hat, with a faceless, Waldorf~esque looking head.
That's our thing these days though.

 And then Mr Turtle used his new art box to draw a face!
Not so Steiner...

Here, the rainbow button doll is riding his rainbow horse. Of course!
I wonder how this photo would have turned out if Mr Turtle was wearing his much loved rainbow pants.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my, how colourful, beautiful and creative !! xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. Yes, we're quite fond of rainbows around here! With so many colours in my button box, I really had to try and use them all, right?

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  3. How lovely! Thanks for linking to Creative Friday:)
    Warmly
    Linda

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  4. Super cute! I'm off to the button box to make some myself!

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  5. Thanks so much for dropping by, Linda and Melissa! ღ

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