Sunday, 4 October 2015

***super duper special news and new workshop dates for autumn/winter....

hello there, i hope you are all keeping well? i have two lots of good news...

***first bit of good news is...

me and my partner are expecting our first baby...yey! i am 29 weeks now and getting big! little baby button is due on dec 23rd so not long now ladies! oooh and it is going to be a little girl! i am very excited and scared at the same time!

***second bit of good news is...

what about workshops? well...drumroll...i have new winter dates ready. these are my very last workshop dates of the year and for a long i get used to being a if you have always wanted to attend a workshop experience at the button tin, learn a new skill or are a returning customer wanting to add to your learning skills, snatch up a place on one of these dates below...

***plus to celebrate my good news i am giving a £5 discount on every workshop booking! so now £40 per session x

email: to book your place and for more details see the workshop section here on this blog. 

i hope you can make one of the workshops? i would love to see you!
 it would be great to see you and i can show you my bump too! plus i need as much advice as i can get all you mums out there! i know while i have been at the button tin a lot of you have had one, two even three children while i have known you!!!! how time flies! 

at least i will have a little helper soon!!!


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

***what's on this summer at the button tin???

yey summer is here!!! feeling like a summery, stitchy evening or day out?

***well this august at the button tin i will be running weekly wednesday evening stitching classes and full day saturday sewing sessions!


i would love to have you here...please do visit i promise it's beautiful here in the summer! plus while you enjoy the sunny vibes you can learn a new skill too.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

***the button tin's urban piano...

***have you seen the button tin's urban piano yet? hand stitched memories, poems, family quotes and song lyrics made by the lovely people of Rotherham a few summers back now! it's made completely by hand using doilies and vintage apron and dress fabrics. children from age 4, local community groups and all cultures joined in to make this beautiful piano! quotes from love poems, to oasis and the beatles lyrics! it makes people smile everyday and is also played everyday too!!! 

***you can also find out a lot more about this project on the link below with more lovely photos!!!

Friday, 3 April 2015

***new workshop dates ready for May....YEY!!!!!!

***just a quick little message for all you lovely people...
my new workshop dates are ready for MAY! please do get in touch via to book your place and for more information. 
you can also see more info on my workshops here on the
section of this blog
hopefully see you soon

***hello, long time no see!!!!!!!

***hello there :) so so sorry for not been in touch on here for a while!!!! i haven't kept my new years promise of updating my blog EVERY WEEK!!!! it is a good thing i suppose as it has been super super busy here at the button tin, so i shall endeavour to back track from january and even earlier to fill you in with my adventures.
i can however let you know that i have been very busy working with Mollie Makes magazine on an amazing button feature.
the buttons given away on the cover were carefully moulded and produced from one of my grandmas buttons. i also then carefully created a project booklet with lots of ideas on how you can use the buttons in a creative way!!! see below a sneaky peak of the magazine feature and also below details about Mollie Makes

***Mollie Makes Says..........

Mollie Makes is a lifestyle magazine for those who live creatively. We bring you the latest crafting trends in easy-to-follow how-tos, encouraging you to adapt and share your own crafty spin on things. We celebrate creative industries and give up-and-coming designers their first platform. We discuss hot topics in the design world with lots of insider tips. And above all, we aim to inspire you to live your best, artful life.
Creative endeavours are more than a day job for the Mollie Makes team. From choosing gorgeous indie cushions and prints for our interiors pages to learning how to take beautiful photos for our website and Instagram feeds; customising our clothes to making gifts for friends, we’re crafting along with you. We love trying new things and being inspired by what you’re creating, wearing and blogging about too.
The Mollie Makes community is supportive, lively and full of crafty knowledge and like-minded people. Come and join us!
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Sunday, 4 January 2015

***new january dates are ready!!!!!! book now!!!!!!

 A Fresh New Year!!!

January workshop dates are now out and waiting for you to start your year with a creative tip...Also The Button Tin features in Pretty Patches magazine out now whoop whoop!!!

***I really hope you had a great holiday season and now feel all ready and refreshed to tackle the new year ahead! If it has always been your dream to be creative and learn a new skill, then maybe this January is a great time to years resolutions and all!!! See below the new dates out now and please feel free to get in touch by emailing me at for more details...

***So hopefully it would be delightful to see you soon on a Button Tin workshop this January. Spend a delightful day sewing in a beautiful inspiring space from another time. With all the materials you need at hand and all included in the price of £45 Saturdays 11am till 5pm. Also it is a wonderful opportunity to sew and create with like minded interesting people...while having tea and cake of course!!!***

hopefully see you soon

Saturday, 22 November 2014

***magical lamps...

***look at these beautiful ghost lamps i have for sale.  hand made from vintage fabrics, porcelain, plastic and silk flowers and trims. they cast wonderful shadows around the room with pretty coloured glass bulbs. table lamps starting from £60 and standard lamps £110*** ooooh even the table is a beautiful hand covered 1950's coffee table. fabric salvaged from a lovely original vintage 1950's frock!...£50