Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cuffs

I've been working on some cuffs...because I like doing them and can use (and make) Dorset buttons for decoration and closure. These are the 2 that I've finished and there are 4 more in the works.

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the pics of this cuff on the garden gate. That gate is COOL! I also LOVE the name of your book blog!

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  2. Just love those Dorset buttons, I am enjoying them more and more as I see all the alternative uses for them. Brilliant stuff.

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  3. i had never heard of the dorset buttons until i learned to make them on your blog, they are so fun!

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  4. I may just have to make one of these to hold my IPod when I am walking !
    Fabulous !

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  5. WAY COOL. The photographs on the gate are fabulous. Can you send me the link for making the buttons - i remember them but can't find the tutorial. Beautiful stuff, Jen.

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  6. The cuffs are lovely and the dorset buttons are a wonderful way to embellishment the cuffs.

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  7. What fun, Jen!! ...they are little works of art hanging in your garden =-)

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  8. wow these are snazzy! Have been thinking about doret buttons because somebody recently gave me a small collection of antique curtain rings. need to sift back through your posts to find the link to the tutorial ...

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  9. Those cuffs are fantastic and they look wonderful displayed on the metalwork, like flowers on a vine.
    I have a bunch of small white plastic rings in my MIL's sewing equipment collection that would work well for making these Dorset buttons. Maybe, Dorset button cuffs could be under the trees this Christmas.

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  10. Plays with Needles - Thanks! I'm glad I followed those links!

    Kim C- Thanks!

    Stephanie- They are such fun, aren't they? I love finding uses for them.

    Anonymous - I found out how to make them by visiting Marie at ZQuilts, who had found out from another blog, I believe. A tradition preserved through the power of the internet!

    Marie - Great way to use scraps and those Dorset buttons, too!

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  11. Deborah - Thanks, Deborah! I'll find it and get back to you!

    Kim- I'm enjoying working on these--plenty of hand work after the cuffs are assembled.

    Debby - :0 I've used that prop before, but it never was noticed. Turned out to be perfect for the cuffs!

    ACey - Oh, with all your embellishing, those curtain rings should provide great inspiration!

    Fran - It is fun to try to match the buttons to the cuff and the cuff to the person. I started with the idea of making them for my nieces, but I've been wearing them myself! If we started now, we could get a bunch done for Christmas!

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  12. Stephanie - I just realized that your blog is the one where Marie discovered the Dorset buttons in the first place -- so many thanks for sharing!

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  13. I have a new blog to list your quilt blog, if you are interested, I'd love to have you join us! http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/
    hugs!
    niki

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  14. I am catching up on blogs. These are gorgeous!

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  15. I've just found your blog and am really enjoying it. Please explain the cuffs - I think I'm not getting the point. Do you wear them as bracelets? They are so creative and beautiful!

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  16. Wow those cuffs are terrific, and I can see I need to learn to make some Dorset buttons, they look really great.

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  17. Potiron - Thanks! and thanks for stopping by!

    Niki - Thanks, Niki!

    Gerrie - Vacations can cause a lot of work, can't they. I'm still trying to catch up!

    Stitchin' - Thanks for visiting! Yes, the cuffs are bracelets. :)

    JulieZS - Thanks, Julie! You will enjoy making the Dorset buttons...a great tv watching activity!

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