This hat was originally designed by Marie-M. She created a beautiful little hat and knitted the little bird too. Here is the original pattern.
I decided that the design was so lovely I would like to knit lots of them, but I didn't want to work the little knitted birds. So I had a look on Ebay and I found these little bird buttons, they cost just £1.24 for 50 and that included postage!!
Have a look here for the buttons!
When the buttons arrived, they were beautifully crafted, made from wood and really well painted. They were a joy to sew on to the birdhouse hats. They worked so well, I thought I would see what other designs were available.......
.......I am now suffering with a serious addiction to buying little wooden buttons and my addiction has spread to fellow hatters. Be warned, it is highly addictive!!