Friday, 16 May 2008

Teeny tiny stitches

(Michelle, look away now!)

I am well and truly bitten by the embroidered button bug. I made a set of teeny weeny (well, 1cm) bee buttons with a plan to attach them to hair grips. Well, the first way I tried was deeply unsuccessful, then somewhere, from the depths of the tangled mess that is my brain I dragged up the memory of felt covered hair grips from Angry Chicken. And since I have a lovely stash of felt from paper-and-string, I was all set.

Here are some I've made for Michelle's gorgeous girlies as part compensation for the postage costs of sending me my swap buttons:


(Why didn't I photograph these while the sun was out? Doh!)

Mine are clamouring for some now too. I may go blind.

29 comments:

  1. What adorable hair clips and such wonderful embroidery too. Beautifull!

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  2. They are lovely clips I must try that one. You have some great ideas.

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  3. Hello Thimblina - Have fun with them - the embroidery is time consuming but the clips are really really fast!

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  4. Those hair clips are gorgeous!!

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  5. Oh DC! They are gorgeous!!!! I'm not surprised the smalls are badgering you for their own! Lucy x

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  6. Oh wow - they are seriously impressive. Such teeny tiny stitches - no wonder your girls want some. If I were a tiddler, I'd want some too! x

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  7. How bee-autiful they are! Sorry, can't resist a bad pun opportunity.

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  8. Awwwww! They are VERY sweet and so neatly sewn (as usual ;) )
    Crochet, knitting, cooking, sewing, hair clip-making, science-ing...is there anything you can't do?!?!

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  9. How cute. However did you manage to embroider something so teeny? I'm imagining a tiny embroidery hoop and some fairies...too many fariy stories in this house by far!

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  10. Adorable!!...and so beautifully made :O)

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  11. I love your little bees they are gorgeous. Jane x

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  12. Very cute... and very fiddly!

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  13. I jsut love them! How pretty!

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  14. They are gorgeous DC and your stitching is beautiful! I should think your littlies will be keeping you busy with lots more of those :)

    I'd definately need my glasses on for such tiny stitching!

    xxxx

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  15. very tiny and very, very cute!

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  16. oh my these are soooo cute.

    I used to wear clips all the time when I was little... I would have loved those!!!

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  17. Errr... it would be alright for me to join the clamouring wouldn't it? I'll make regular contributions to the R.N.I.B. if it helps!

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  18. They're great Val, such a lovely idea. My dodgy eyesight even with my glasses, couldn't cope at all. I'd be sewing with a magnifying glass in front of me!
    Kimx

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  19. Such a good idea and so beautifully embroidered.

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  20. I'm in awe of your tiny stitches, they're just lovely...

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  21. Those are adorable! It's really fun to see how your work in progress turned out. I wish I had barrettes like that!

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  22. They are beautiful! Looks very fiddly though!! I'm sure you'll be busy making more!!

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  23. Too, too cute...Looks like fun to make too! Just lovely...Happy week to you all ((HUGS))

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  24. What a great idea, but surely not worth blindness. it would make it quite challenging to continue to be a source of inspiration.

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  25. Oh, Ms. Dotty, they are adorable!!! What a clever girl you are. And thanks for your lovely wedding wishes -- I've SO enjoyed reading them!

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  26. www.bigbucketgirl.typepad.com21 May 2008 at 09:27

    WOW!What stitching and patience! My DD would adore those hairclips but i fear i may lose my mind creating them and i'd have to live in fear that she'd lose one or trade it for a nit-infested one from a schoolfriend!

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  27. Hey Val: I received one your hedgehog buttons in my button package. Just darling. You'll have to stop by my blog to see the photo of all my buttons received. -- Michele

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