Just for fun . . .
I made these:
Not that I'm bored or have nothing else to do. I have plenty of things to sew. I still have two SWAP items to make and I need to finish fitting/embellishment testing on Diamonds and there's a skirt I'd like to make, an art to wear vest, etc., etc., etc. *But* both of my children have been sick for the past two days. I'm sending the youngest to school tomorrow, but the eldest is still running a temp of 103, so I'll have to stay home with her tomorrow, too. Hence, a little test project, the buttons.
They're not too hard to make, look at the back:
This is just your standard covered button. I just traced the cover onto some dupioni so that I knew how big to do the beading, then beaded the circle with the fabric in an embroidery hoop. Once that was done, I cut out the circle, leaving enough to pull to the back and inserted the button back. Each one is slightly different from the others:
Parting shot: My new monitor! My husband bought me a new flat panel monitor - takes up less space and is much nicer than my old one. He bought a new one for himself a while ago and wanted to upgrade mine, too! Isn't he great? One really nice feature is the USB ports on the monitor! No more fiddling around under my desk trying to locate the USB port for the camera cable.
Tomorrow I'm working on Diamonds. I'd get more done if I could go out and buy the fabric for it! I'll post a full report tomorrow.