Button Earrings!

Okay, okay… I know they’ve been done 1,000x before… But I had such cute fabric, and they turned out so adorable!!!

Button earrings on button earrings!
Button earrings on button earrings!
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Close up of the vintage Japanese kimono fabric
button earrings
Navy striped and gold button earrings! (psssst, these are in my MadeIt shop)

Small update and miniature embroidery hoops!

Oh gosh, it’s been a while! My real job seems to have gotten in the way of doing anything on makeMonster, so I’ve had a backlog of things to write/update for a while now.

My meager efforts so far have bee building a Facebook page and uploading many random photos my Instagram.

So not a lot.

But but but! I have made some progress on this little pet project:

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This has garnered more effort in terms of sourcing supplies than I would care to admit… Who knew trying to buy tiny metric screws was going to be so frustrating?!

The hoops themselves have been cut using a laser by Online Laser Cutting, out of sustainable bamboo. They’re absolutely perfect and I have a few more projects in my head that I’d like them to do!

(As a side note, if anyone needs any assistance re: buying a particular type of screw, nut, or bolt, let me know because I am not a self-professed expert.)

So this one is just a prototype so I could see how I went with the Dremel and the initial screw sizing. Way too long. And I am terrible at using the Dremel.

I’ve got some different screws on order, and I think they’ll be much more appropriate. Looking forward to using up some of my beautiful fabric stash for these babies!

Craft Room Organizing and Stash Show and Tell

I haven’t really been much lately for doing things around the house… My excuse is that I’ve been in and out of the house since March, half living up on Ballina and other jobs. I got it in my head to at the very least unpack all my craft stuff and take stock of all the things I haven’t touched in a while!

Olive Tree Markets, fabric stash, remnants, Japanese cotton, craft room
Some Japanese cotton fabric remnants I got from the Olive Tree Markets
Fabric stash, fat quarters, Amy Butler, IKEA, craft room, unorganised
Old fabric stash, mostly from the US which I brought over in my suitcase.
fabric stash, craft room, unorganised, so much pretty fabric
Other fabric stash, mostly from Australia ($$$$) and the bottom one’s are from IKEA
Japanese cotton fabric, Nippori Fabric Town, stash, craft room
Stash of Japanese Fabric from Nipori Fabric Town (Tokyo)
craft room, fabric, stash, unorganized
Craft room 1.0 before the move, showing my swathes and swathes of fabric yet to be touched

The finished product (if you can even tell)! This is all a very moot point, because the room will have to be cleared out eventually to make room for a housemate when Pat leaves for his pilot training (sob sob sob). But I’ll take it while it lasts! Not like I will do anything, but hey…