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Welcome to my blog. I set up my Folksy shop in September 2010 selling revamped & recycled button jewellery - take a look www.folksy.com/shops/mamphii. I also have some of my vintage rings in "Daisy & Lola's", a great vintage shop in Norwich and sell at Clutter City Markets at the Norwich Arts Centre.

Friday, 25 February 2011

New Rings on Folksy

I have had a great day. It was a bit of an early start - Scott got up at 6 to get down to Heathrow to fly up to Scotland for a gig. My son & I went to the cinema to see "Gnomeo & Juliet" - it was pretty good. Ashley Jensen's character, the water-spouting frog was very funny and Cole has been reciting the lines " your love is doomed, your love is dead!!" all day. We had a lovely lunch and then wandered home. We found a frog on the pavement and it was about to jump into the busy road but a kind woman donned her gloves and threw it back on to the grass in front of the church.

I then had chance to make some rings whilst Cole played with his Playmobil and Lego.

Here are some of my creations. The buttons are sewn together with silver thread. The main buttons are circa 1960s moulded plastic buttons.

I'm now in the process of making quite a few more in anticipation of having a stall at ClutterCity

My Button Store

This week I have been having a sort through my many hundreds of buttons, sorting them by colour into old-fashioned sweetie jars. I hadn't realised quite how many buttons I had. I have been kindly given so many over the last few months. Plus I have received about 5 packages of vintage buttons in the post this week. I just can't get enough!!

button sweetie jars

vintage plastic buttons