Friday, March 21, 2008

Good news

Hello all

I have a lot of good news.
1. Our municipality received my works for local women's exhibition. I am one of 44 other women in our town museum. Opening is 27 of Marth.
2. I am finished next part of my big CQ. I did all embroidery on the ribbon. It\s take a lot of time, but it's done. I did all kinds of embroidery that I love.
3. I found a lot of my school friends with one Russian site. They still remember me!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

More about buttons


All of us knows buttons with the shank . It's a problem to keep them in balance .

I use for this a plane plactic buttons. I take a button and remove the center between the hols.I found that 4 hols button are most usable for this.

I take a button, a nail, a candle or gaze cooking panel flame and of course pliers for safety. I fixed a nail in pliers an heat him for 30 - 40 seconds on the flame. After this I melt a button between the hols. I heat my nail at least 4 time for each two hols. It's take a time.

But after this I found that my buttons was from very soft plastic. I took a knife ( you can see his shape on the picture) and put an edge in the hole. I am pressed in the second hole directions . So one side was done. I did it three more time and received those "rings"

There are examples of use. You can put a small button under big one. Before white button it wasAfter under button additional
You can see on the "After" picture that metall button keep a balance . You can put a big button under small metal one for more color combination.( I am use a glod white combination for contrast)

Happy stitching!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring button cleaning

Hello all
I start a spring cleaning for this year. It's early but I start from my buttons. I check my buttons for ATC and fount that lot of them wasn't so pretty that I want.
In one old book I found that I can clean them with pastry from white flour and vinegar.
It's work !!!!
I take a spoon of flour and few drops of vinegar, just to receive a pastry that I can work with. And clean my metal buttons with this pastry . I used a small soft brush. After this I clean my buttons (and other metal things too) with warm water ant dry in soft cloth. They are shining so pretty now. Unfortunately I can take a good pictures.
This cleaning don't clean out a patina .
Pastry still good for work with for long time. (Few hours )
Happy cleaning.

Monday, March 10, 2008

ATC swap

I was busy this weekend. I finished thise ATC for swap in my CQForNewbies group.

Sunday, March 2, 2008



I have been tagged by Rengin . Thank you very much Rengin!

I think it is time to play along.

Here are the rules:

1. When tagged place the name and URL on your blog.

2. Post rules on your blog.

3. Write 7 things about yourself.

4. Name 7 of your favorite blogs.

5. Send an email letting those bloggers know they have been tagged.

Seven things about me:

1. I was born in Ukraine and still love Ukrainian embroidery.

2. I start CQ last year (2007). I love CQ because I can do all my lovely things in one piece (embroidery, stitching, crochets, beads, buttons and ets).

3. I love buttons, all kinds of them.

4. I don't love to write ( in all languages).

5. I love desert and natural colors.

6. I love to learn new techniques.

7. I love to collect things for CQ, now I learn to use them.

Blogs I am tagging:

1. Judy

2. Helen

3. Dr. Mom

4. Lesa

5. Vesta (Russian)

6. Troika (Russian)

7. Tatiana (Russian)