Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A time for me on our anniversary!

Today we celebrated 16 years of marriage!

My husband spoiled me this month with jewelery and a new HP mini computer, but what do you get a man who has everything? I figure he has the gift of ME! What more could he ask for?

Tonite was the first meeting of the Yarn and Fiber Group that I really wanted to attend so hubby said it was a-o-k with him!

We learned how to make Dorset Buttons.

A craft which originated in Dorset England in the 18th century. A bit of history on the craft and a tutorial can be found here.

Here are samples of what we were to make.

We were given a small packet of simple supplies and everyone went to work.

Here's how mine turned out!

Oops! I forgot one step. "Slicking" is where you turn the blanket stitch to the inside so that the outer edge is completely smoooth. I will definitely be doing this again. I'm thinking Christmas ornaments. Now if I could just find my curtain rings. I have a ton of them somewhere.

Have you heard of or seen Dorset buttons before? Hope you are having a crafty day in your corner of the world. Friendship blessings, Tammy

30 comments:

Linda said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary!! :) Nice photo of you two.

I have never heard of those buttons before, but they're lovely.

Have a nice weekend,
Linda

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your photo! ;)

Celestial Charms said...

Happy Anniversary,
I really like those buttons, and such an interestng history of them. I was not familiar with them before. I love when I learn new things on blog posts. Thanks for that! Have a fabulous day.
Maureen

Diane said...

Happy Anniversary! Many happy years to both of you.

I think I have seen those buttons before but it's been a long time. Thanks for the reminder and lesson on them. Diane

Marilyn said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy....compared to us you are still honeymooners.... :{
I have seen the Dorset buttons and made one but have lost it..and I can't find the rings here either.....aren't they fun and lovely....should make some and actually use them as buttons....maybe on one of those capelet things that seem so popular these days.
That first photo of the two of you is so sweet!!
M

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
Congratulations on 16 happy years,Love your photo.
I am just a few miles from the county of Dorset so it was nice to see that Dorset buttons travel so well.
Hugs, Angela.

Jan said...

I adore the photo of you and Sam. Perfect setting for a romantic photograph. Happy Anniversary and here's to many many more!

Nope, haven't heard of those DORSET buttons, but I'm going to learn how to make them. Loving crochet (like you) it's nice to learn something new to make. And since my ancerstors are from that area, I SHOULD know how to make them, right?

I'll download the instructions and we can compare photos of our buttons!

Love,
Jan

Daydream Living said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy and Husband!
Maureen

Sharing with Sherri said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby Tammy! I love your gift idea! Did you put a bow on yourself;)

My hubby and I are having our 27th Anniversary on Saturday... now I know just what to give him!!

Love and hugs, Sherri:)

Deb said...

Happy anniversary!

I love those buttons and what a fun thing to do while relaxing in your favorite chair and watching TV. I would love to try this!

Susan said...

Happy Happy Happy (late) Anniversary, Tammy. So glad you are still in love with your sweetie! 16 years is a good milestone. Take care and have a wonderful Friday. Susan P.S. The buttons were great.

crochet lady said...

Congrats on 16 years!

I've never heard of Dorset buttons before, so fun that you got to learn how to make some.

glor said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a beautiful couple you two are. Dorset buttons are beautiful ... your work was great! I have to look this up, I think I have heard of them but never have done one. Have a wonderful day and evening. Blessings to you both.

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary!! Great picture of you and your husband.
Jane

Mevely317 said...

Happy "Sweet 16"!!!
This picture looks like something one might see in a high-end magazine .... beautiful!

oldgreymare said...

Happy Anniversary! What a milestone.
I do know Dorset buttons. My Grandmother made a few while I watched a long long time ago...

So glad you found this group. I just know you will enjoy it. Can't wait to see what you create next!

xx

z

Deb said...

Happy Anniversary you crafty girl! 16 years is awesome... sweet photo too! Deb

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Anniversary to the cutest looking couple!!!

Those buttons would make wonderful ornaments, looking like twinkling snowflakes!

Julies knitting corner said...

How lovely you both look together. Happy Anniversary. best wishes Julie.C

Yarni Gras! said...

those are fabulous! Never heard of them before so thanks for enlightening me!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love love your buttons!
Happy hugs for a wonderful weekend, Tammy xxxx

Zuzu said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! I think your Hubby got a great gift! :)
I've never heard of Dorset buttons before - they're very pretty!
Enjoy your weekend, Tammy!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love love the new craft! Have a great week-end! Susan

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Tammy,
Happy Anniversary!!! That is so wonderful!!!

You two are just precious together and I love the pic...AND I love those new gems you made...
And this song is awesome too!!!
XO

Happy@Home said...

Happy Anniversary to the two of you. Great picture of the happy couple.
I am no familiar with those buttons, but they sure are pretty.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy. Mashallah, I can't believe how quickly the time goes by. Congrats to you and Sam. Omar and I will celebrate 19 years in just a few weeks. The picture of the two of you is wonderful. I hope you have hade it enlarged and framed.

How wonderful that you made it to your meeting. I LOVE the first project that they had you do. Did these get sent home with you, or did everyone "donate" their work to be sold at a bazaar or something? There is a lot of crafting going on around here for our bazaar in two weeks. The best part is that all the proceeds from sales at the bazaar are donated to local charities. NICE!!

Lovely buttons!! I look forward to seeing pictures of your christmas tree this year!!

Have a great Saturday!!

Love,
Renee

DeeDee said...

Happy Annivesary...and what a fun little project..i need a small project like this to carry along with me...

Elaine said...

Great picture of sam and yourself. The buttons look like a fun thing to make.

Nothing new here.. It is raining and to yucky to go otside. Going to Gwen's later.

Hugs Aunt Elaine

Claus said...

I never heard of those buttons before! and they look lovely!! yes, Christmas ornaments is written all over them. I am sure they would look lovely on the tree. Even on pastel colors for Easter? what do you think?
have a great day!

Tammy said...

What a nice photo of you two. Congratulations on 16 yrs of marriage! No easy fete, as we wives know. lol Take care! Wishing you many more happy years together.

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