In my February issue of Country Living i read an article about craft and companionship, where four crafts women shared their knowledge and taught each other skills. One of those skills was how to make a Suffolk Puff. I had never heard of one until then.!With this in mind i searched my local charity shops and found some lovely buttons and fabric and had a go at making some.
These are the buttons and material i found in the charity shops. I just love looking for anything to do with sewing.
It gave me great pleasure sorting through them looking for ones to use. I found a large glass jar to store them in.
I found instructions on how to make a Suffolk Puff on Google.
From this hand made women's bodice pictured in a nineteenth century fashion book. I was inspired by the colour combination of red, cream and pink to make my puffs.
I made two large and two small puffs them sewed the small one on top of the large one, finishing them off with a pink button on the top.
I'm not sure what to do with them.