100 Day Projects - Buttons!

Louise, who lives in the UK and makes many beautiful things, is doing her 100 Day Project this year by making her own buttons!  You can check out all the lovely buttons she's posting on her Instagram account, like this one:

Louise is a true Button Floozie; you should see the 3 tiered black button she posted today!

Find the daily button posts on Instagram by searching for: louise_at_elsiemayandbertha or by clicking here.

Button Floozies on Facebook

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Button Floozies has an active Facebook page by the same name; if you are looking for more recent activity, please visit us there as well.  On Facebook, enter @buttonfloozies into the search bar at the top of the page!

Buttons for the Holidays

I was out at the vintage Christmas markets yesterday and noticed lots of buttons used as decor.  Here’s one example.

Those button grab bags at thrift shops

At thrift shops near me, those button grab bags have become very expensive!  (Don't even get me started on the prices for a variety of really common buttons at an antique store sometimes...)
But if they're cheap I grab them up for the thrill of the hunt.  This time, I lucked out when I found all these pretty glass buttons amongst the extra button envelopes in one of the bags.  Especially those little deer!

Creative Button Storage

I found these deep, divided drawers at the Habitat for Humanity thrift shop.  They were used to store contact lenses originally.  I think they will make great button storage!
My adult son was with me when I bought them.  He said, what are you going to do with those?  I looked at him and said, well, can you think of anything small and round like a contact lens that I have a lot of?  And he just got a knowing look on his face.  He LOVES  to tease me about my button collecting!

If you know me well enough, you know I can't leave them as is, though.  I think I'll decoupage pretty paper on the outsides...
and then spray paint the insides of the drawers.  I think that especially larger buttons will store nicely in here.
Because I needed another project! (Not.)

A new button necklace

Beautiful blues and various, vibrant greens mixed together with beads into a beautiful, woven necklace!  I love that there are a variety of ages and types of buttons...
 Notice how the maker twisted the lengths for interest -- below, I have pulled them apart to demonstrate.
 What a fun thrift store find!  I washed it and will enjoy wearing it!
Let me see your button necklaces!

31 days of Tags Day 1

It’s been so long since I’ve been on my blog. I’ve been through so much. My plan is to post my tags every day for 31 days.