Thursday, 21 July 2011

my creative space . . . much tweedieness

Ah, don't you just love the nostalgia of old wooden toggle buttons - they immediately conjure up images of soggy school dufflecoats, big comfy woollie cardigans, etc. I found a few of these in the old family button tin,and thought it was the perfect closure for a new 'tweedie' item I was working on this week - it just seems to look 'right' against the Harris Tweed, perfect bed-fellows

The 'hairy' piece of string in the photo is part of a new handmade gift-tag I've been making/using recently - I like the 'handmade' touch it adds to my items:

This post could go on forever as I've been quite busy making, listing, etc this week - for once I've kept to my word and stocked up my Big Cartel shop and added some tweedie buttons to my Etsy shop! However, it's school holiday time and I'm trying to cut back on computer time, etc. Here's some pics from last Saturday at the Tall Ships in Stornoway - we caught sight of them as they were leaving the harbour - they looked lovely on such a warm sunny day, very picturesque!

Ahoy, me hearties! . . . or something like that, hehe!

Here's some 'tweedie' buttons, just to finish of this NOT brief post - ooops!

. . . and here's some more creative peeps over on the starboard side, hehe!

(So much for cutting back on my computer time LOL!! x)

8 comments:

Sam Findlay said...

Wooden toggles really do make me think of my first school coat, a red duffle coat! Apparently I was very cute in it but I hated it!

Tweed Delights said...

Hi Sam - I'm sure you looked very cute in it, hehe! I think I had a duffle coat, but it was probably black or brown :(

Red sounds quite glamorous!! :)

Biba said...

I still wear a duffle coat, and love it to bits! It's not from my school days, though, I'm afraid...

I'd love to be on that sailboat right now...:)

Tweed Delights said...

Me too Mojca, haha :)

june at noon said...

I love toggle buttons! I've bought sweaters just because of the toggles. :)

Taylor Made said...

You have inspired me to attempt some button making...thanks for sharing.

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

I'm going to be on Lewis next month!!! V excited : )

Tweed Delights said...

How cool Aileen! Harris Tweed shopping?, hehe :)