Monday, 23 December 2013

Advent - Day 23

It's my final contribution to the Crafty Ribbon Advent Celebration today.  (The girls will have more for you tomorrow...)

You have another three days to add your name to all the linkys so even if you have only just found us you can still be in with a chance of winning the prize from day 1 - if you get in quick!

Today I have a handmade button garland.  I've seen similar around in shops and garden centres.  Waaay too expensive to buy though and super simple to make.  I just used some garden string (liberated from the shed a few years back, now happily living in my craft room!) and tied buttons on at roughly regular intervals.  To make it a little extra special I covered a few white star buttons in gold leaf.  I have used a combination of these buttons...
vintagestarsautumngreen flashright royal.

Budgie is rather fond of this reel of string too.  You can see in the background of this photo to the left.  She has a length hanging in her cage that she chews and grooms.  The first time I gave her some string to play with it was a compromise... she wanted to chew my ribbon.  There was no way that was going to happen!!

I'd like to link my garland up to
that craft place

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful work and a lovely idea
    Merry Christmas and thanks for playing along with That Craft Place
    Anne x

  2. Fabby.

    Loving Budgie. She looks so like my Freddie. He use to talk. Miss him, but not sure what Polly would think if I brought a bird into the room:)

  3. Really lovely. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place for this challenge

  4. This it's such a cool idea with such fab results. Thanks for playing along this week @ That Craft Place.
    Lisa x


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