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Work Clothes I don’t generally have a specific set of work clothes but I absolutely don’t work in PJ’s ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha. Honestly one thing I do is make sure I’m motivated and ready for the day in normal day to day clothing. No special Button T-shirts but hopefully coming soon ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป I don’t have a photo of my super jazzy work clothes so here is my outdoor office instead.  Read More →

Photography I actually use my phone for most of my photos. It’s just as good as my camera and it means I can quickly and easily transfer them. I’ve recently got myself some paper samples for the local DIY shop and installed a daylight bulb so I don’t have to rely on the amazing British weather!!  Read More →

Post / Mail I like to pack my parcels up so they look pretty when my customers receive themย ๐Ÿ™‚ย They are then bubble wrapped and packed in boxes. Using Perspex frames rather than glass means they safely travel through the post! xxxRead More →

Work in progress I made a little video to show my work in progress. View this post on Instagram #marchmeetthemaker Day 9 Work in progress #etsysc #homedecor #buttons #workinprogress A post shared by ๐Ÿ’๐ŸปKaty – Buttons & Bobbins๐ŸŒธ (@buttonsanbobbins) on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:17am PST  Read More →

Where I’m based in beautiful Cheshire and this is a photo of one of my favourite views! I can see this hill from my studio window and always want to pop out for a walkย ๐Ÿ’–  Read More →

Boomerang This is a really fun app that I have used a handful of times! I had fun making this little video todayย ๐Ÿ˜ I spend most of life doing this xx  Read More →

How it’s made โ € I start by creating all my designs, phrases, personalised messages on the computer using adobe illustrator. Once finished I print and arrange the buttons until I’m happy. Finally I stick them down and frame the piece ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ˜€โ €  Read More →

Day 6 – Raw Materials Today’s word of the day… Mostly buttons and more buttons with a little scrabble and glue thrown in ๐ŸŒธ#sparkleย #glitterbuttons#homedecorย #scrabble  Read More →

Tools - Buttons and Bobbins Personalised Button Pictures

Toolsโ € โ € I don’t use that many tools in my craft, mostly it’s glue, buttons and a printer. I do also use a die cutting machine every now and again which I need to make more use of. It works like magic ๐Ÿ’–โ €Read More →

Workspace - Buttons and Bobbins

Workspace So today I’m sharing my workspace with you! I work mostly from home in my craft / spare room. I split my time between my desk, where I do all my listings, order processing etc and my jazzy green button creation (foldable camping) table ๐Ÿ’– It’s not always super tidy, I believe that’s creative licence right? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ but there is nearly always a cat near my computer trying to ‘help’ me list my products ๐Ÿ˜ป  Read More →