Today was a good day, look what arrived in the post
my new button machine, with lots and lots of button & magnet parts. As I was trying to decipher the instructions, which were incredibly detailed, Russ made 2 buttons....it was a bit like that feeling when you buy a new glossy magazine and then someone reads it first! Anyway after I got over my little strop he showed me how it worked & I made my first button.
I first started selling buttons whilst staying in LA at the beginning of this year. I was having them made by the wonderful Christine, who always did an impeccable job but unfortunately now I'm back in the UK they work out a little too pricey with postage. So I decided to invest in my own machine, I'm looking forward to finding a spare moment to design and make some magnets to add to my shop.
I also wanted to show you a photo of another new venture for me 'Little Madam' dolls. I made 7 in this first batch after discovering the joys of ink jet fabric sheets in America.
There are so many huge craft stores in California, I was in my element. I feel a bit lost now I'm back in London. I haven't lived here properly for a few years, I need to hunt out some similar stores, to fix my cravings!