You have small pieces of fabrics that hang out and you don't know how to use them, discover the art of Furoshiki!
Furoshiki, traditional technique of Japanese packaging, is the art of reusing fabrics and textils
for decorative and creative projects.
It is an ecological and original alternative in gift wrapping for your family and friends or just for your own fun.
I had the opportunity to test this art by taking inspiration from various tutorials and fabrics that were hanging in
my workshop. It requires a little patience but it's worth it and l was really proud of my little gift wrap.
Discover them, l use few of our buttons, tags, or you can also use ribbons, cards..
I found some tips on the links below:
I am glad to show you the amazing work of an american designer that I especially like: Cecilia Turner.
She is the founder and designer of Heart in Hand Needleart.
The company was founded in 1994 and is famous today for its different crossstitch designs, kits or leaflets.
We admire the attention she puts in details through her crosstitch artwork. Here, each element brings more personality and depth to the sheet she imaginated.
Buttons had, sometimes, the chance and opportunity to slide through them, in order to blend with the atmosphere of a design made in america.
We allways should say "I love you" to the ones we cherish!
What a better way to do it than a nice card created by you with a lot of love.
Charming & just simple... here is the card my Friend Chantal created with the buttons "birds & heart".
The buttons exist in cream...
and also in Burgundy for other nice projects.
Here is the link of Chantal's blog for all a great ideas:
A nice creative day to all of you!
Lif is allways full of nice creative surprises!
In mine, I crossed Chantal, a charming "Scrap" girl, adorable and so delicate. I challenged here and she decided to use my buttons for her scrapbooking projects.
I am so proud now to show you her beautifuls scraps.
Here is her card, for all the "Valentine" girls!
She used the allways loved heart buttons and a linen color mini frame for a little message.
For the creation of the card, Chantal has her little secrets. Here is her blog to discover them!
A great creative day to you all!
For Christmas, I have decided to create my own tags.
It is so easy! You need a tag, some fabrics (we all have them right!), nices laces, papers and few buttons.
You cut, and glew them following your creativity.
Here are some of my ideas to help you getting inspired. Find all our items with our retailors.
Hop Hop Hop!
Here is a good idea to use your new sheep buttons.
Be inspired by our design to realise some embroideries on a linen. Use backstitches and knot stitches for the red "fruits".
Sew all on a nice pocket or a bag you will make. I like linen fabric because it goes well with the light brown color of the sheeps.
Sew all buttons, a lace and the fabric of course, included in the pack....
It is easy!
It's summertime and we love our garden, take some time off to stitch!
Here is our new door hanger 'Cherry time" (Le temps des cerises) ;a really easy idea to realize.
You will need:
Some buttons (ref TB63)
some of your favourite fabrics : cream cotton for the central panel, printed fabric
a nice lace
a lace to hold the cushion
A needle, some embroidery threads assorted to your fabrics, cissors, a water erasable pencil for fabrics and all materials you usually have to sew.
A sheet of Cottonjet: a special fabric you can use in your regular printer (follow all instructions of each brand).
We used this fabric to print the text "Le temps des cerises".
Read more at http://boutisdelucie.e-monsite.com/fr/blog/coussin-de-porte-d-ete.html#KlMul05AFO7WLR7w.99
Cut a rectangle of cream fabric for the central panel.
Transfer the design of our packaging on the panel, using an erasable pencil.
Make your embroideries using the following stitches (using 1 stand of the embroidery thread) :
- Laisy Daisy stitches for the tree and leaves
- backstitches for the grass
- running stitches for the tree and around the leaves
You can add the printed fabric included in our pack of buttons to the back of the embroidered panel, or just a nice lace.
Sew all buttons as well as the Cottonjet text.
Cut 2 stripes of fabrics: 20.5x9 cm and add 1/2 cm for seam allowances.
Sew them on each side of the central panel.
Place a nice fabric (for the back of the cushion) on the central panel, right side on right side.
Sew 3 edges, leave the upper one open.
Turn the cushion on the right side. Iron it and fill it.
Close the open edge using invisible running stitches. Place your lace to hold your nice door hanger.
Have fun doing it!
Easy Summer Bags
New ideas for a new summer: fans of scrapbooking, customize your bags and purses! The recipe is simple: just a few fabrics, papers, glue, buttons of course ( http://boutisdelucie.e-monsite.com/album/buttons-spring-summer-2017/seasides-buttons/ ) and decorative accessories as well as a little of imagination to create nice bags!
Details, details, details :
Our cute inspired "seaside" patchwork bag
It's so cute, right?
Weather is nice and warm. It’s time to rest and do what you enjoy most.
Here are some new inspirations with pretty charms!
Charms to hang on your bags, keys or to decorate your home…. Using our packs of buttons and cute fishes and some of your favorite laces, here is our selection of keys holders and other “gri gris” that we have made:
The Bee Company wishes you a great holidays for this Summer 2017!
Let's celebrate the 4th of July with our patriotic buttons!
Time to decorate your home and invite your friends at your 4th of July party!
Here simply stick a piece of fabric and a nice lace on a cardboard, then print the declaration of independance and add it. To finish, customize it with our buttons (Réf : TB3CP).
For this invitation card simply use our packaging. Just add a nice lace at the bottom and a tag.
Now, you are getting ready to celebrate with your family and friends!
For your quilt and cross stitch projects, choose one of our patterns
Have a nice craft day!
Here we are again with new DIYs! Technique we used is similar to our previous post (see here: http://boutisdelucie.e-monsite.com/blog/spring-time.html).
Be creative with our really easy Spring inspirations tags (all items are available on our website):
This time, we decided to use decorative birds buttons (ref: TD21C). Here is the tutorial in 5 easy steps:
Step 1: Get some glue, a tag, a paint brush, a piece of fabric (with the pattern of your choice), scissors, some thread, white and sand lace, and decorative buttons (ref: TD21C) as shown above.
Step 2: Cut the fabric and stick it in the middle of the tag.
Step 3: Once dried, glue the white lace thread on the edges.
Step 4: Cut out a piece of sand lace and stick it down the bottom of your fabric. Do the same with the decorative bird-shaped button.
Step 5: Get the thread through the bird cage, form a knot, add the white lace and then pass it through the hole of the tag.
Finished! Your scrapbooking tag is ready: give them to your loved ones or use them to brighten up your home!
Spring is at the corner! It is time to get inspirations and ideas for patchwork: here is a simple, funny and easy DIY to do with items you already have at home! Follow the step-by-step instructions to create customizable tags (with some of our products):
Step 1: Get some glue, a tag, a paint brush, a piece of cloth (with the pattern of your choice), scissors, some thread and a lace thread, plus some decorative buttons (optional).
Step 2: Cut the fabric and stick it in the middle of the tag
Step 3: Once dry, stick the lace thread on the edges
Step 4: Pass the thread through the decorative buttons and then through the hole of the tag
Step 5: Choose how to customize it
And you are done! You can offer them to your loved ones (Birthdays, Mother’s day or at any occasions) or even decorate your house!
An easy patchwork to realize with the pack of 6 heart buttons (ref: TB3CR).
Easy way to realize this lovely patchwork :
- Place 4 rectangles of flowered fabric on each side of your embroidery. Sew them.
- Copy the packaging model on your embroidery with 2 embroidery threads.
- Decorate with our heart buttons and a nice lace. Sew it as a cushion.
Et voilà ! You have now a beautiful patchwork to offer or to decorate your house !
An easy door hanger to realize with the pack of Tulip buttons... Copy our design on your favourite fabric...
Stitch it using backstitches for the flowers with 2 threads of embroidery cotton. Have fun mixing the colors with our buttons.
Place 4 rectangles of flowered fabric on each side of your embroidery. Sew them.
Place a nice cotton on top of it. Sew 3 edges and turn on right side.
Fill it and finish it....
Some buttons, a nice lace... Hang it! Spring is in your house!