Saturday, December 29, 2012

Evening Star Button Club Holiday Party

Our local Evening Star Button Club recently enjoyed their holiday party at my home.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the handmade button gifts we shared with one another.

You may click here to view it directly Vintage Connections  

Button Hugs, Tami

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A gift of buttons

Did you get anything especially, wonderfully, button-y during your holiday celebrations this year?  If so -- send me a photo and I'll post it on this blog!
Look at this pretty work of art I received!
It's a beautiful clutch purse decorated (by hand!) with every color and variety of sewing buttons!
Plus, a bit of lace and some beads for good measure.
You wouldn't believe how wonderful it feels in your hands!
Here's the back.  Can you believe it?  I received it during the gift exchange at my button club's Christmas luncheon!  (Please feel free to "like" our Facebook page and keep up with all the button fun!)
Idell made it; she and I have something beyond buttons in common: we both moved to Colorado from the same town in California.  But, I never met her when I lived there.
I know if I had -- we would have been friends!
I hope some buttons found their way into your Christmas celebrations!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

More from the ornament swap!

Here are the ornaments that I received in the swap; it should have been four, but one of the participants never sent hers to any of us, unfortunately.
The stocking on the left was made by Wendy.
The stars in the middle, by Laura.
The cute Santa box is by Pam.
I hope everyone is preparing for a great Christmas holiday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Button Floozies Christmas Ornament Swap 2012

Here is the ornament that I made and sent to my swap partners in the Button Floozies Christmas Ornament Swap!
I made it from a vintage Jello mold tin that I painted, glittered, and filled with snowy things!
There's a little vintage Monopoly house and hotel -- the old, wooden ones -- that I painted white, as well as a bottle brush tree and little sequined trim flowers that look like snow-covered bushes.
The hanger is held in place by a mother of pearl button, and the rest of the required buttons for the swap are dangles hanging from the top.  I love making these!
If you'd like to see more ornaments, check out the Button Floozies Swap group flickr page!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Beautiful button Christmas tree tag

I participated in a wonderful White Christmas Tag swap where we each made and exchanged 16 tags.  Most, but not all of them were winter white-themed.  Here's my favorite:
Can you guess why?  Beautiful buttons and simple but elegant design!  It was handmade by Garna Barker.  If you'd like to see the rest of the tags from this swap, you are invited over to visit my blog post about it!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kathy's having a button giveaway

I was delighted to visit one of my favorite blogs, Kathy Uhrig's Kluless, and see that she was having a giveaway that I know you all will want to get in on!
Kathy really should be a Floozie and post over here at Button Floozies -- she has a fantastic button collection and she is at true lover of all things tiny and precious.  And an avid blogger.  Maybe if enough of us ask her?

She's also an artist and you can often see articles she's written in those wonderful Stampington magazines.  You will enjoy your visit to her blog!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Button boxes

I've been on the lookout for more vintage boxes to use as button storage.  The other day, I found one and ordered it from an Etsy seller:
It's a flat, red box made of very heavy paper.  The linen-like cover has a label that says, KB1, Asst. of Push Buttons.  Even though I'm pretty sure they're not talking about sewing buttons, I thought that was fun and rather fitting!
I bought it because of all the cool little compartments inside; here, as you can see, I have begun to fill it with some of my vintage buttons with paste, or rhinestones, or jewels of any kind.  I even put a few in that have little formica flakes; those are called composition buttons.
There's nothing special about these buttons except that they are older.  And that I like them.
They're not valuable, but they are important to me.
I am so loving playing with my buttons!
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