Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Death Head Buttons

These buttons are the result of my first attempt at making Death Head Buttons. They aren't perfect but they are quite satisfactory for my needs.

I haven't tried them in the past because I don't have the proper button molds with a single hole in the centre. Instead I used wooden craft buttons and angled my needle through the holes and toward the centre threads to finish off the buttons.

I'm sure my death head buttons will improve with practice and it also wouldn't hurt if I made them under better lighting conditions and didn't watch TV at the same time. I used Wonderfil thread which may not be ideal for this purpose but it sure is pretty.

If you would like to have a go at making them yourself I used this video to get the hang of them.