Dorset Buttons




I've not had much time for doing any new designs recently as I've been busy with orders and my time management skills are practically non-existent (hence the fact I've just eaten my evening meal and it's eleven o'clock in the evening) but I've found a lovely little bit of crafting that is quick and easy to do when I need a break from making stock for my shop. Dorset Buttons! You can read all about the history of the buttons and find instructions on how to make them on this website (I didn't actually use these instructions but they look very clear).


A Google image search for Dorset buttons results in an amazing selection of styles and colours- I especially like the beaded ones in this blog post. When I was at little I remember making lots of the ones that have tiny bouquets of flowers in the middle (like these ones) and it was finding one of these buttons when I was visiting my parents recently that started me making them again.  Why not have a go - they are very addictive though...


Right, now I'm going to go and look at all the other Handmade Monday blogs.  Why not pop over and take a look too?

I'll leave you with a photo of one of the hair clips I've listed recently in my shop.  

17 comments:

Caroline Nash said...

Love the dorset buttons and making them is keeping this tradition alive. The new hair clip is so sweet

Wendy said...

The Dorset buttons really are lovely and they could be incorporated into all sorts of makes. Thanks for sharing x

Anji said...

The buttons are lovely - it's been a long time since I made any so perhaps time to start again. Thanks for the mojo. Hair clips are really cute as well

Felicity said...

Wow! They are lovely! What an interesting craft! I need to try! Thanks for the link to the site with instructions.

Highland Monkey's said...

Gosh, they are nice buttons. The little hair clip is sweet.

Sarah said...

Thanks. They are really fun to make so I'd definitely recommend having a go!

Lululoves said...

I've never heard of Dorset Buttons but I''d live to try some they look fantastic! Cute hair clips too x

helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face said...

Wow I'd never heard of Dorset Buttons, they look amazing! Will definitely have to add this to my never-ending list of crafts to try :) Thanks for sharing! Hx

knitnrun4sanity said...

Love the buttons do they take long? I have never really thought about making buttons before!

Nicola Ellen said...

Wow these look amazing! Tempted to give them a go! :) Thanks for sharing! xx

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

@knitnrun4sanity - they are really quick to do (although it does depend on the thickness of the yarn).

CatkinJane said...

Those Dorset buttons have really caught my imagination - would really like to have a go. On my list of things to try! Thanks.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

The Dorset buttons are lovely and I would think there are lots of lovely things you could add them too. Your new hair clip is gorgeous. Hope you have a good week.

Free Spirit Designs said...

oooooh i've never heard of Dorset buttons before and yours look fab! thanks for sharing! :)

Love Maisy Lee said...
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Love Maisy Lee said...

I love the Dorset buttons, they look so detailed.

Donna x