The button tin is nowhere near big enough to hold all my buttons but it makes a good container for all the really bright coloured ones.
Talking of buttons... I've been making more of the reverse applique buttons, this time revealing some printed fabric with tiny bees! The one on the left is hand stitched with three layers of fabric cut through - not something I'll be repeating in a hurry. The other one was machine stitched through two layers.
I've also been sewing some tea towel totes! Pam brought in a lovely bag to our last C & G class made from a pair of tea towels so I thought I'd give it a try.
In less than an hour I'd made two completely reversable bags... and a pot af tea. Very quick and easy. You can find a tutorial for making them here. While I was in the garden taking the photos this woodpecker was pecking (silently) away at the grass. He's a frequent visitor to our garden. I always imagine he has a hangover when he pecks the grass rather than the trees!