I make an eclectic mix of hand crafted items for children and the home, combining two of my passions - creating new designs and different sewing techniques.
I like to use both new and recycled fabrics including 100% cotton, felt, silk and linen mixtures together with scraps from my ever expanding hamper of interesting fabrics that is constantly topped up by my friends and family. And of course, I try and incorporate a button or two into each item I make.
One of the first items I made for sale were my children's reversible aprons which I sold at my children's primary school fete. The kids love them because they have two different fun looks and the mums love them because if one side gets a bit dirty, you just turn it around. I still have lots of repeat customers through the school - mums were telling me they used them as big kid bibs at mealtimes as well as for cooking or crafts.
Since then I designed and made all sorts of things cushions, bags, draught excluders, bunting, Christmas stockings, pencil rolls, wall hangings and more recently quilts.
And of course every winter I start making costumes for a local performing arts school so I'm always busy.
You can contact me through the messaging system on any of my shops, blog comments or through Facebook or Twitter. I'd love you to pop over and say hello.
Sharon - The Old Button