Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Make It Yours

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In these troubled economic times, it is sometimes difficult to believe that it is ever going to recover. I have many months where my salary packet isn't looking quite as healthy as it once was and as a result have attempted to take measures to cut back, mostly to try not to spend so frivolously on unnecessary purchases and to buy fewer quality pieces. In addition, I do occasionally reach into the back of my wardrobe and pull out a long forgotten item of clothing. But sometimes the fun part is being creative. Which is where local (to me) haberdashery Make It Yours come in. A fashion-focused haberdashery is just what the North of England needs, ever since VV Rouleaux sadly closed down. I was sent some beautiful thick pieces of embroidered ribbon strips and some vintage buttons. They are almost too pretty to use, so I want to make sure I put them to good use. Any suggestions on how best to use them?

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28b Holmeside, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

15 comments:

  1. Those earrings are gorgeous! xo

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  2. could the buttons go on the cuffs of a shirt perhaps? and the ribbon is gorgeous enough to wear in your hair. That's the best I can come up with!!!

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    x

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  3. oh my god! so lovely! I'm definitely going to pay them a visit asap :D x

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  4. Ooh that ribbon is so lovely! I like the idea of tying it in your hair or maybe just adding it to the bottom hem of a trusty black cardi?

    p.s. sorry if this is popping up a few times. My google account is acting strange. :/

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  5. Those ribbons are to die for! They would look amazing as a trim on a plain cardigan, or an embellishment on a plain white button-down...perhaps even as a pretty bow-tie on a collared shirt.
    The buttons are lovely and much too pretty to just add to clothes...I would attach one to a bobby pin for a sweet little hair accessory, and the other I would use as a centerpiece on a silk flower attached to a brooch.

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  6. Too pretty indeed! The buttons would look lovely on a blazer or just as accessories on a lovely dress I think. Ribbon prints are so beautiful.

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  7. I think this could actually be the upside of our economic troubles... more creativity and less consuming (which I guess in the end is desperately needed). These little ribbons are delightful! xoxo

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  8. I have lots of cute buttons like this which I need to do something with, I'm interested to see what you come up with!

    Maria xxx

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  9. So gorgeous! And I agree, being creative is so much fun especially through trying times. I guess it makes you appreciate your clothes all the more!

    Have a Happy Easter!

    xx Carina

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  10. THe buttons could be earrings very easily and the ribbon could be used as an edging to either a bag or top maybe?

    I am looking forward to seeing how you use them.

    x x

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  11. I think this would be a great way to use the buttons:

    http://www.veganhousewives.com/quirky-bobby-pin-diy/

    As for the ribbon, you could use it as a trim for ankle socks, wrist wear (just tie it in a neat bow)or it could be used as a sort of chain for a vintage pendant.

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  12. These are so pretty P, the ribbon would look lovely as a bow on a hair slide and those buttons on the pockets of a bag maybe
    Lovely!
    Kathryn xx

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  13. Ohhhh I love the ribbons! I'd tie them in my hair on a high ponytail, or maybe sew some elastic onto the back to make them into circles and wear them as headbands.

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  14. thanks so much for the wonderful ideas everyone, you've come up with some fantastically creative suggestions!

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