Showing posts with label buttons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label buttons. Show all posts

Monday, December 5, 2011

a little like christmas

It's beginning to look a little like Christmas.

One of the joys of pulling the Christmas things out of storage, reacquainting yourself with past projects. A white button wreath put together last year, happily sporting a red polka dotted bow. Thinking back to how much fun I had making it...

With Rosie sick, I'm a little behind in my usual holiday prep. Things aren't happening the way they usually do, and that's ok. At least, that's what I keep reminding myself. I'm concentrating on simplifying and focusing on what's really important this year. How about you?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

feeling felty

 I'm not a big fan of the classic refrain, 'I'm bored'. Especially, not when you're lucky enough to be on vacation. Give the girls some embroidery floss, colorful buttons, and a healthy supply of felt and they start to get their 'craft on'.

With little to no input from me, they think up all kinds of clever things.

Creativity + colorful materials = happy girls

You never know, when you might need a little felt pouch or case. Should the need arise, we're all set. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

gingham crazy

Is it any wonder with the dreary, grey weather, 
that I find myself craving color?

Gingham, in all of it's pretty shades to be exact.
Eight yards in assorted shades.
This morning, my youngest and I took a trip to the fabric shop.
Along with the gingham, picked up some
 bright stickers on clearance from Martha's line.
Lots of lovely buttons, too.
Happiness equals color in my book.
Can you have too many buttons?
I think, not. I've plans for these pretties...
stay tuned.

Friday, January 14, 2011

white wreath

How can it be Friday already?

What a busy, busy week. Lots of snow, a stomach bug, and finals...quite the combination. I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Did you catch Downton Abbey this past Sunday? Maggie Smith, as Violet,  Dowager Countess of Grantham, icily inquires,  'what is a weekend?' Love everything about the production. I'm anxiously awaiting this weekend's installment.

 It occurred to me I left you up in the air, in regards to the white button wreath I shared with you earlier.

 It worked perfectly for Christmas, and now I'm thinking it's just what I need for Valentine's Day.

 I varied the thread color to keep it interesting while sewing. Red, pink, green, and blue...I had to have a little color. Love the variation in white found among the buttons as well as the differing degrees of iridescence.

If you have a moment, head over to I Love Pretty Little Things for lots of Friday pretties.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

button by button

Progress is definitely being made on the white button wreath.

It's a lot of white. I felt compelled to switch it up with the thread color. I've limited the palette to pink, red, blue, and green. As much as I love white, I'm a girl who needs a little color in her life.

Do you know what eleven pounds of white buttons looks like?

 If you find yourself in want of a button wreath look what I spotted...

Find it at Ballard Designs.
I'm joining Faded Charm for White Wednesdays.

Friday, October 15, 2010

button it

 Curious about what I use all of those buttons for from my previous post?
  I like to make button wreaths. They're a little labor intensive, but I don't mind sewing on buttons. I'm currently working on an all white one with mostly 'mother of pearl' buttons.

I try to overlap the buttons, until they completely cover the wreath.  More is more. On the wreath below, I didn't sew buttons completely around to the back (like I did on the one above). It was such a big wreath, that I went into 'button preservation' mode...
Love the color and detail they add to a plain mirror. Plus, it gives me an excuse to acquire more buttons. Can you ever have too many buttons?
brightly colored buttons = happiness 

Have a lovely weekend, my friends.
If you have a moment, please join me over at I Love Pretty Little Things.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

button love

I collect buttons.
I've had a thing for them ever since I inherited a large glass jar filled with a lifetime of  buttons from my Grandmother.
  I like looking for them. You'd be surprised where you can find them.
 The more brightly colored the better, although all colors are welcome. I sort out the ones I don't think I'll use and let the girls have them for their various projects. I definitely discriminate on the basis of cuteness.
 I especially like mop (mother of pearl) vintage buttons.
 What do you think I do with them? Any guesses?
I'll show you in my next post.