Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hello, My Name is...

Hello!! I thought I would take a min to introduce myself!! My name is Rachel, and I am a button Floozie. :::sigh::: I feel better already. When I was a little girl, my gramma had buttons. She had jars and JARS and MORE jars of them. She had them all sorted out into colors, and she would let me play in them whenever I wanted. That is how my button addiction began, I am fairly sure. To coin one of my gramma's favorite phrases, I need buttons like I need a hole in the head. When she passed away, I took on her pounds and POUNDS of buttons, and added them to my collection. Just a few shots of my buttons...
Lamp of buttonsViles of BUTTONSDay29
Most recently, I have started using jewelry and buttons in some of my mixed media art. Here is my latest bowl of treasures I scoured at the local thrift stores and antique malls.

Among other things, I work on line as the site manager and creative director for a scrapbooking website. I blog, try my hand at photography, and sell on esty. I should also mention that debbie, here on Floozies, is my Mother, and the grandmother in my story of flooziness was HER mother... I don't that's a coincidence.

7 comments:

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Definitely not a coincidence! :) We should really consider pitching this hereditary button-loving craze to a biologist, so he or she could come up with a solid theory. Goodness what an assortment of buttons you have! Have you ever sorted those? Can I come over and sort with you if you haven't? :) lol

Abbie said...

Hi Rachel!
Oh.. they are gorgeous.. just gorgeous! What a fabulous idea to store them in a lamp base!! oh.. the ideas are endless! and I love the pic of them in the test tubes.. such a great way to sort them.

Yeay!! so much fun!
xoxo~
Abbie

rachel whetzel said...

Thanks, you two!! I still have to sort the buttons in the lamp, but I have since sorted through the ones I'm laying on in the other photo!! The test tubes were part of a swap I hosted.

Debi said...

Hi Rachell,
Love your work! Have to go find my old buttons now! Love your blog and thank you so much for visiting mine. I will have to stop by again!
Hugs,
Debi

Simply Me Art said...

Hi there, Im Jamie and I just stumbled in and I guess I am also a huge Button Floozy. I use them in all my Jewels. I can Never get enough... I feel right at home. Jamie

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

What a great idea for a blog. I'm definitely adding this one to my blog reader... and I'll be back!

Jan said...

Gosh, Rachel! I'm so envious of your button collection and actually everyone here at this blog! I love buttons, but only have "newer" looking ones. I need to go vintage because I'm hooked after seeing this!!
Jan

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