Thursday, March 7, 2013

Buttons and More Buttons

As I think about the Miracle of the Gulls motif for the baby cardi that I am still designing, I am concerned that the connection between the crickets and the gulls will not be seen. I am making the pattern so you can either knit the seagull motif or the cricket motif. So in order to make the connection, I would like to have a seagull button on the cricket sweater and a cricket button on the seagull sweater. What a great excuse to shop on Etsy! But to my dismay, not many people make seagull or cricket buttons.

So I decided to make my own. I got images of old children’s illustrations and some fine art that has images of crickets or gulls. I then took the images and printed them on fabric. I just used the fabric printing paper found at most craft stores.

I think I want only one button on the cardi instead of several. And I made the images smaller or larger for different size buttons because I am not sure what size I will use yet.  I then put the images in the appropriate size circles in my page layout program. I cut out each circle and used a button tool bought at my local fabric store.

Ta da! Seagull and Cricket Buttons.

Now I need to decide which size to use and if I really only want one button. 

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