Tutorial Tuesday – Pom Pom Cushion Covers

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Hello there lovely Buttoneers! I am still on the pom pom loving train! Toot! Toot! *ahem* did you catch my Tutorial Tuesday – Clover Pom Pom Maker a few weeks ago? I had so much fun making those little balls of fluffy goodness that I knew I needed to do something with them and naturally thought of you lovelies and how it would make a super fun and cute home decor tutorial!

I blooming love pom poms! I think they add a splash of happy colour and beautifully fun texture to anything.

When I was thinking about the colour scheme for our new bedroom I knew I wanted to go for dreamy shades of pinks (obviously) with mellow gorgeous greys to blend together into a relaxing room of calm and soft dusky hues…

…A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house renovations and somewhere to grab a book or take a nap or generally relax away with a mug of hot tea and stop for a minute or two.

We/I may also be toying with wallpapering a wall in a gorgeous flamingo print but we shall see… 😉

So, when I was dreaming up a fun and playful pom pom home decor piece, I decided that soft furnishings were the way to go – as if we didn’t have enough cushions on our bed already! Haha! I didn’t have the time with making and planning my Create 30 blog challenge makes and trying to redecorate/renovate our new house to make something complicated or even to dig the sewing machine out to make the cushion covers myself (tut…tut…) but I love that this is a quick and easy way of using up your pretty, fluffy pom poms and adding a fun splash of colour to existing cushion covers without taking out a chunk of your already busy days or digging into your holiday savings!

P.s. I got my grey cushion covers from IKEA (no surprises there!) and they are pretty big so adjust the pom poms accordingly or keep them the same for a pom pom explosion – Such fun! 

So…without further ado…Have fun with Tutorial Tuesday – Pom Pom Cushion Covers…

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Create 30 – No. 26 & 27 – Embroidered Felt Flower Brooches

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Hello lovely Buttoneers! How am I at makes 26 and 27 out of 30 already!? I feel like the last few have flown by and now I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel a teeny bit more, but at the same time feel like it’s a bit all systems go to make and complete this blog challenge – I just hope after all of this, I can do it!

If you are new *Waves Hello!* grab a cup of tea and learn all about my Create 30 blog challenge to catch up!

After making 25 different doses of creative goodness and adding those little handmade treasures to my Etsy Shop, I got to a point where I had no idea what to make next, let alone for the next 5 makes!

I sat down with a cup of tea and looked back over my Etsy shop, browsing through each item I’ve made and how I felt about it then while I was in the creative making process and how I feel about it now…

These can sometimes be pretty different depending on the hours put in to a make and my initial feelings (generally overly critical!) and how well received they are by you lovelies too.

I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but I blooming love making embroidered felt brooches. I loved it waaaaaaaay back in my very first blog challenge – 27 Before 27 where I made 27 different felt flowers before I turned 27 – *Squeal* I was just a kid! Haha! I loved it when I made matching Hair Grips and Earrings and Hair Comb Slides in my Create 28 blog challenge a few years ago. I loved revisiting them for Create 30 – No. 14 – Blue and White Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch back in January. I love the whole process from hand selecting the felt and the colours, to choosing the centre piece (which usually involves trawling through several hundred buttons – such a chore 😉 )

I love embroidering each individual petal and bringing them all together at the end and securing the brooch back on with delicate little stitches to make them all safe and sound. I love it.

So it became a bit of a no-brainer. Two more embroidered felt flower brooches it was – Which makes me feel way better about saying goodbye to the little felty flowers that made it out into the wild for an adventure in new homes!

So, without further ado…Here is Create 30 – No. 26 & 27 – Embroidered Felt Flower Brooches…

In this first embroidered felt flower brooch, rich purple felt and deep raspberry pink embroidery thread come together to create an eye catching accessory.  It is sure to dazzle and add a gorgeous splash of colour to any outfit with its soft, felty goodness and create compliments everywhere you go!

Beautiful purple felt has been lovingly cut into six petal shapes that come to a point at the top. Each of these petals closely hug six beautiful heart shaped petals that are delicately edged and hand embroidered with a whimsical lace-like stitch that splashes a pop of colour across its deep tactile background. This also gives them a bold and bright outline and allows the finished brooch to stand out, even against a coordinating purple top or scarf!

Each of the petals are sewn together and brought to the centre with an elegant silver coloured button centre piece, ornate with shades of pink, purple and red gems around the outside.

The gems surround a beautiful silver coloured detail and a deep purple stone in the centre which draws your eye across the whole flower brooch to the treasure within! 

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Create 30 – No. 25 – Wonderful World Garden Quote Print

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Hello lovely Buttoneers! Firstly, Happy May! As usual, I have no idea how it became May so fast – even scarier when I think that it’s only just over a month until the end of my Create 30 blog challenge and even scarier than that (if it’s at all possible!) that it’s just over a month until I turn 30 years old. Jeez…I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about this but at least making these lovely doses of handmade goodness is a good distraction! 

I am so excited to share this next make with you – It was a bit of a labour of love to be honest and took a LOT longer than I had anticipated until my silly perfectionist brain told me I was finally done with the tweaking and editing and general “lets erase this whole section and re-draw it a hundred times so it can look a smidgen different than before but really not enough for other people to even notice” ridiculousness – ahh…

Hindsight is a wonderful thing – as is stepping back and getting out of your own head for a breather when in the depths of the design process…*cough* *Note to Self* *cough*

Anyhoo, I blooming (geddit!? – blooming…yikes!) love this print. I love that it totally takes me back to every time I have planted something in every garden I have had. I love that, even more so now that we are settling in our new home and are really lucky to have a gorgeous garden, it makes me dream of sitting there, mug of tea in hand, dreaming the world away.

This is a really special print for me too as it also makes me think of my Mum and my beautiful late Nan who inspire me to no end with gorgeous gardens and amazing tips and tricks that will stay with me forever…

(Stop sniffing and wiping away something in your eye now Mum!) 😉 

This one’s for them and you and every lover of the magic of nature and gardening…For lovers of planting those magical seeds and being patient enough to see the treasures they have sown…

So, without further ado…Here is Create 30 – No. 25 – Wonderful World Garden Quote Print…

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“As She Planted the Flowers in Her Garden, She Thought to Herself…What a Wonderful World”

This gardening quote print is perfect for anyone who loves gardening, the great outdoors or even just loves sitting in the garden with the sun on their face with a big cup of tea!

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The bright colours and detailed illustration is gorgeously colourful and is sure to catch your eye and add a great big dose of fun and garden goodness to your home decor. Maybe you would hang it in your living room to bring some of the outside in? Or maybe in the conservatory to beautifully compliment the glorious garden you have planted?

Even if you don’t love gardening, I bet you or even someone you know, loves to potter around, taking in the colours, smells and wonder of nature.

This original quote was imagined up in my creative imagination when I had been planting up pansies into terracotta pots in my garden. I stepped back to admire my hard work, back aching, but with a heart full of love and warmth for the simple things in life like creating a little floral sanctuary to relax in – especially when the little Robin sat down beside my flower pots for a while with his inquisitive look!

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National Stationery Week Sale!

Hello there lovely Buttoneers! Did you know that it is National Stationery Week this week!? ✏️✂️ What an amazing week to be in for a Stationery and Craft Supply Enthusiast! 💖 

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Over on social media at the start of the week, to celebrate my wild obsession with all things stationery and super crafty goodness, a limited amount of my Craft Supply and Stationery Enthusiast prints began a sale for just £10 for this week only!! Hooray!!

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So, naturally I wanted to give you lovely Buttoneers that don’t have social media the heads up! Grab one while they last and before the return to their original price in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop on Monday evening at 5pm GMT.

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Don’t forget to pop over and follow me on Instagram for snippets of life, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, first look on promotions and sales and a lot of Art, Design, Craft and Adventure! I would love to check out your feeds too, so pop your links in the comments so I can explore.

Also, remember to subscribe to this blog and become a Buttoneer to get blog post updates straight to your inbox so you don’t miss a thing! (It’s free!) and share with your friends to keep the crafty goodness going – it helps my little creative biz in a big way 🙂 

Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!

 

Tutorial Tuesday – Clover Pom Pom Maker

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Hello there lovely Buttoneers! As most of the months this year, April has flown by in the blink of an eye but I am definitely enjoying the sunnier days and the lighter nights. What are you enjoying most about Spring? I have found myself crafting in between my Create 30 makes a bit more than usual this month. I think I am always eager to make more with my hands when I end up spending more and more time in front of my laptop writing blog posts or typing out Eliston Button Etsy Shop listings, instead of making and creating and generally filling up my time with lots of arty, crafty goodness. I think balance is key, but sometimes it’s just the way it flows! 

My creative brain always craves less screen time and my crafty fingers feel twitchy if they haven’t created something in a while!

I love to fill evenings cosied up in front of the T.V. with makes that I can create without too much thought or attention. I love to use snippets of time to add just one more row of knitting or weave just one more line of colour into a work-in-progress, It keeps the creative juices flowing and stops my mind getting bored of endless computer days or admin filled chunks of time. Lately it has been pom poms for daaaayyyyys!

I have always had a huge place in my heart for Pom Poms.

I remember waaaayyyy back in primary school being taught how to make my first pom pom from wool and a small disc of cardboard – even at that young age my stubborn and crafty brain thought it would never work and I would surely just end up with a pile of scraps if I cut the wrong bit or wrapped it all the wrong way!

Never the less it worked and at that young age (and admittedly now too!) it was pure magic hen the pom pom popped out!

I vividly remember clutching my pom pom in my chubby little felt tip stained, poster paint smudged hands for the whole walk home from school with my Mum!

I am pretty sure some of them still reside in my Mum and Dad’s Christmas decoration box! 

These little balls of fluffy goodness add so much cheer to just about anything and a few years ago I discovered the Clover Pom Pom Maker tool and it revolutionised the way I made pom poms! I am in no way being paid to write this tutorial, I genuinely just love my pom pom makers – they come is lots of different sizes – and a few times have been asked on social media how I make them so dense/fluffy/round and just so adorable, so I thought I would answer all of the questions in a cute and super fun tutorial for you all! 

I can’t wait to see your fluffy makes! Be sure to tag me as @elistonbutton on social media so I can see how the colourful cuteness turns out! 

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