Friday, January 6, 2012

I love toadstools...

...and I have a thing for gnomes and ladybugs and hedgehogs, too, and all those things that remind me of growing up in Germany.  That's why you will come across those things frequently on my blog--and in our shop.

I have been stockpiling these wooden shank buttons whenever I can find them, sanding off the finish, and now I am painting them.  My first batch is toadstools, which I first made for Gemma's "Woodland Cardigan Number 2" (Ravelry link here).  I received some comments and inquiries on the buttons, so I decided to make some for the shop.

These are 3/4" in diameter and sold in pairs.  I have some larger ones I may paint up soon as well, likely to be sold individually.

Let me know what you think!

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  1. What a great idea! They're really sweet...I can picture them on a sweater that somehow incorporates a tweedy, forest green and moss stitch! Love them!

  2. Your hand painted buttons are wonderful, love, love, love. I'm popping over to rav to check oout your project!

  3. Your buttons are so beautiful!! Thank you so much for linking on Creative Friday:)

  4. Gorgeous buttons! I love all things Austrian so I understand your mushroom love!! You've made a plain button look exciting!

  5. They are FABULOUS! They're the kind of button that would inspire a knitting or sewing project to be planned around them. Seriously. Dreamy.

  6. They are awesome! Just perfect for a 'woodland' cardigan.

  7. Squeal! They are the cutest buttons. I love that we have those toadstools grow in our backyard in winter. I hope you are enjoying the start to the New Year. May it be filled with many wonderful adventures for you and your lovely family. Jacinta x


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