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Topic: (Mostly) fabric brooch funtimes  (Read 370 times)
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bohemia
« on: August 03, 2014 01:53:06 AM »

This is my first post here for many, many years, but the urge to craft is bubbling up within me once again, so here we go.  I've recently become very fond of Daiso, the wonderful 100 yen shop (or $AUD 2.80) that rudely opened in Brisbane, Australia while I was on the other side of the planet.  Now that I'm back I'm taking full advantage, and I'm particularly fond of the little kits they sell for covering buttons (this blogger in Singapore shares my enthusiasm: http://www.theperfectximperfection.com/2012/07/diy-how-to-make-your-own-button-with.html).

However!  I am all about brooches, and it occurred to me that delicately yanking out the bit of wire that turns these into a button would mean a nice flat surface that I could use to glue on a brooch backing.  So...I did.  Quite pleased with what happened to the handful of fabric scraps I turned into brooches.  I also picked up a few novelty erasers at Daiso (they're wee Japanese crisps!) that I thought would look adorable as brooches to sass up my cardigans.  A wooden button got the brooch treatment too, and while I had the glue out I thought it would only be sensible to stick some googly eyes onto earring backs.

Not bad for a Sunday afternoon!
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jazzminh
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014 10:15:44 AM »

Heeee! I was in Japan a few months ago, fell in love with Daiso and bought a bunch of the button kits myself! Since then I've been having a ball making buttons and using up fabric scraps, as well as experimenting (without the kits) with covering bottle caps with fabric for use as fridge magnets. Before my trip I hadn't seen button-making kits since I was a kid (many many moons ago), so it was really nostalgic and lots of fun. Love what you've done!
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bumblebeads
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014 07:24:50 AM »

Adorable!  I especially love the eraser brooches.  Neat idea for sweater flair.
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