A super successful trawl through the charity shop button box! A bit of a clean and they’ll look good as new. These are quite different from the buttons in the shops right now and often things like this inspire the designing process.
Next time you’re out why not nip into your local charity shop. They often have all sorts of haberdashery items and knitting needles at a fraction of the price, saving precious world resources AND you’re helping a good cause.
A friend of mine buys pure wool jumpers and unravels them to make new ones, now that is commitment! The only thing I steer away from is old balls of wool which could be riddled with moths etc. Having said that I take yarn in that I know I’m never going to use rather than it sitting in my stash reminding me of my bad yarn choices!
Also, lots of the charity shops have knitting groups making things to sell in the shop. Often they’ll stash the yarn that people bring in and dish it out to the knitting groups to use. Everyone’s a winner!
So today has been punctuated by delays and minor, first world inconveniences… I got stuck in every traffic jam on every journey (in the van that works, is safe and I can afford), they didn’t have any of the books I wanted at the book shop (so I ordered them and they’ll be in tomorrow probably) the guys at the tip charged me for getting rid of some stuff (which is fine as seriously how else am I going to get rid of insulation off cuts) anyway… I came home and just needed to make something… NOW!!! Something I could do while sorting out the kitchen and other little jobs.., something yummy! So, given that chocolate gives me migraines welcome to the world ..,
160g caramac buttons
120g plain flour
80g broken caramac buttons
Turn oven to 180c
Melt the butter and the 120g of caramac
Beat the eggs and the sugar together and add to the cooled melted stuff. Mix up properly and add the flour mixing that properly too.
Pour into a lined baking tray 20x30x5 ish and scatter the remaining buttons over.
Bung in the oven for 20-25 mins.
Cool a bit a cut into very small pieces
Read through the ingredients list every time you want one just to remind yourself that they are not in any way low calorie and then go ahead and eat one very small piece, mindfully!
Anyway now to go pick the girl up!
I love making baby bunting…. and this is special Valentines baby bunting…. love is in the air ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Pattern coming soon so stay in touch. Super simple to make… the reversible knitting thing didn’t work… ho hum 😁❤️❤️🙏🏼
Because I know you have ooodles of time on your hands at this time of year…..
Seriously though. These decorations are super simple to make and suitable for absolute beginners. If you have youngsters around it is an ideal project for children learning to knit as they will be able to build on their basic knit stitch and they are quick to make.
It’s worth making a set of ‘stealth needles’ or using shorter needles as the size of the projects mean they can get bit lost on long needles. The decorations make ideal keepsake or if you’re feeling super organised this Christmas, a gift decoration. At any rate, you will treasure these decorations for years to come, unlike the the bumper box set you got last year…..
So click on the link below for the FREE PATTERN.
I’d love to be able to show this work in progress but it’s a surprise and I don’t want to spoil it…. it’s beautiful yarn …. you’ll have to take my word for it!