Button-spiration: Spring Flowers Pt. 4

Ok. Here is to hoping that we won’t need so much spring button flower inspiration going forward (fingers crossed for later this week). Maybe we can just pop our head outside and enjoy actual spring? Just in case you’re one of those poor souls that is still dealing with snow Sadly, we are some of those poor souls still dealing with snow (I wrote this post ahead of time, and seemed to have jinxed us, again… there’s a steady falling of snowflakes out there this morning). This then, is still a much needed project to keep your hopes up.

This pretty button project comes from Ashley of Little Miss Momma. She was inspired by hair pins from Anthropologie and was determined to figure out a simple (and inexpensive) knock-off. I must say, I think she was successful! I like her version even better than the ones from Anthropologie. You can find the full tutorial on her blog.

Ashley used fabric yo-yos from a vintage family quilt (of course, you can make your own yo-yos with the help of Heather Bailey’s great step-by-step instructions). Admittedly, part of the charm of these, is the vintage nature of the yo-yos Ashley used, but you can always score some lovely reproduction fabrics from the quilt shop to tap into that vintage charm. Then all you need are some bobby pins, buttons and a hot glue gun (alternatively, you could hand stitch these all together). Place a bit of hot glue on the end of your bobby pin, press onto the back of your yo-yo. Let cool. Flip the yo-yo over. Place a dab of glue in the center of the yo-yo and squish your button into place. Let cool. Put on a pretty spring blouse, along with your newly made hair pin. Go grab an iced tea & enjoy the day!

Yo-yo hair pins

Stitch by stitch

There has been some more crafting going on, one small stitch at a time. I prepared several embroidery hoops with a variety of lovely fabrics (thanks mom for letting me raid your stash of prints). Oh yes, I know it’s hard to believe that I would need to raid someone else’s fabric stash given the vastness of my own crazy stash, but I wanted to use particular prints. My mom has been busy working away on Sam’s baby quilt, all of which is made from 1930’s reproduction prints and I was keen to use these same type of prints to decorate the nursery. The inspiration for this embroidery hoop decor can be seen on one of my Pinterest boards. I’ve been slowly working away on hand stitching designs onto each, a bit every evening between Sam’s feeds, when I can hand him over to hubby and have both hands free. Hopefully I’ll be done soon and I’ll share the finished project once the hoops are hung in the nursery.