I've been itching to get this post up on time to celebrate the Autumn season. I haven't had time to do any crafting this season (to find out why not look here), but I still pulled out some warm & cozy colored Autumn supplies to stare at.
I love staring at them. Especially the buttons. :)
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here is the Belle of France! I had so much fun creating this Marie Antoinette Christmas Button Fairy this weekend. I wanted my fairy to be different from the traditional. So, I called on the lady of "Let them eat cake!" I so hope that my swap partner loves Marie! "Let them eat fruitcake!". Joyeux Noel!
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Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I took part in a Christmas Decoration Swap on Folksy recently & my contribution was this button heart. I made it using festive red & green vintage buttons from my stash, finished off with a red polka dot ribbon....
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
i found this lady's wonderful handmade button shop on Etsy
she makes custom buttons printed with your choice of image
my favourites are these family photographs
Please come on over to my blog to find out more!
Monday, November 16, 2009
That Muscatine, Iowa is the pearl button capital of the world?!
My friend, Dawn, and I trekked to Iowa this last weekend to visit Sharon at Sweet Repose and to our surprise, we discovered that Muscatine has a rich history in button making. I couldn't wait to share it with the Floozies!
This quaint little town sits right on the Mississippi on the Illinois border. Love this great little boat.
Here's a pic of the paddle complete with pics of buttons!
I loved this great gate.
And I had to bring Sharon a picture frame packed with lots of buttons, including some of pearl. How was I to know when constructing this that these buttons may have been making a great big circle back home (got em from my mother-in-law in Alabama).
Sharon and her business partner call their company White and they are the two white girls, lovers of buttons and all things with rich pasts to tell. The next time you're around Iowa City, take a detour down to Muscatine, a cool little town with a great vibe and some awesome people. Thanks again, Sharon!