FAB new buttons now loaded onto the site.
I have to say, I think my most favourite buttons of all (and believe me, I've got a LOT of buttons in the studio !) are matt buttons.
I bought some matt buttons a couple of years ago when I was on holiday in the US and absolutely loved them. I tried to source them in the UK and struggled to find a supplier.
BUT, I have now managed to find these lovely matt buttons and as I didn't want to keep their loveliness all to myself, have started to stock them on the website.
Available in 4 colourways, you can grab them here.
Along with these buttons, we also sourced some new button bags
Each of these lovely bags contain 35g of gorgeous buttons (at least 100 buttons in each bag). Again, available in 4 colourways - get them here
And the last lot of new buttons (for today) are the 1.75cm spotty & stripey buttons. 4 new colourways have been added to the range - turquoise, navy, red & grey. Buy them individually here or as part of the "Seeing Spots" and "Seeing Stripes" button bags here
What else do I love ? Hmmmmm, new Needle Felting kits !!!!!
Now, I love our very own Blooming Felt Needle Felting starter kits, but once you've had a go and feel that you are ready to move onto the next stage, these particular needle felting kits will be perfect. Lots of woolly animals (with a sock monkey thrown in for good measure !). And to make these kits doubley special - BLOOMING FELT ARE THE ONLY UK SUPPLIER OF THESE PARTICULAR KITS ! Sorry - just had to shout that bit out !!
Something else that I wanted to tell you about (and which I also love) is the new GLUE that we have started to offer.
Here at Blooming Felt Shedquarters we have spent a looooooooonnnnnnnnng time testing different glues and have found that sadly, there isn't a one-size fits all when it comes to glue. You want to make something with the kids and need to glue your felt flowers together to make a brooch, the glue keeps soaking into the wool felt and not sticking it together. Then you want to glue a button on top as a centrepiece to the brooch (because you're like me .... a little lazy when it comes to sewing !) and the glue doesn't stick it. You decide that maybe you'll use superglue, but then the kids manage to stick the button to their fingers and then you get your fingers stuck to theirs trying to help them . So, after a visit to A&E to get said button and fingers unattached, you despair and give up. This is where Blooming Felt come to the rescue !!
We have 2 FAB glues for you to use. The first is called .... wait for it .... FELT GLUE ! And is specifically designed to glue FELT (funny that !)
It's a white glue (which dries clear) so you can see where you're putting it. It doesn't soak into the wool felt (unless of course you tip the whole bottle onto it!) and dries very very hard. It really does take a lot of force to get the 2 pieces of felt apart.
The second glue is designed as a jewellery adhesive, but works absolutely brilliantly for sticking buttons on to felt, cabouchons or buttons onto the flat pad findings, brooch pins onto felt etc. Again, a white glue that dries clear - this particular glue takes a little while to dry but at least that means you can reposition stuff if you need to. As with the Felt Glue, this glue is super strong.
Both of our new glues are non-toxic and suitable for children to use.
And finally for today (because I don't want you getting too excited all at once !) .... silk strings. A number of different colours, all 100% silk and perfect for use in jewellery making, embellishing, card crafts and lots of other projects.
So ...... what's not to love about that little lot ?!
Lots more exciting stuff to tell you about next time.
See you soon !!