Across the hill from me in a lovely bit of Scotland lives a very creative and talented artist who goes by the name of "Highland Fairy". Her motto is "USE it up, wear it OUT, MAKE it do. or DO without!!!"
She specializes in creating one-off, customized, recycled vintage garments and accessories for those who dare to wear them.... she also makes jewellery, does pottery and makes ceramic buttons. I told you she was talented!
As well as making her own buttons she has a keen eye for finding interesting vintage buttons and I love how she uses them on her textile cuffs.
I like how she uses buttons functionally, for fastening the cuffs, and decoratively as well. She makes such beautiful things from items that other people discard. I find her work inspiring, and I hope you enjoy looking at it too. With her obvious love of buttons I think she must be a natural born "Button Floozie"!
You can find her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/highlandfairy
and on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/heidimoon
and on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/highlandfairy/