Sunday, April 26, 2015

A button wedding cake

Read all about it today at Philadelphia Wedding online.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mother's Day bookmarks

A friend asked me to make a button bookmark for her to give her mom for Mother's Day.  I was glad she did because it made me get back in the bookmark making mode.




It also made me realize that people might have special buttons from family members but don't know what to do with them.  So I put up two Etsy listings--one for the Mother bookmark using my button and one for a button bookmark made with buttons sent in by the customer.  They can also choose the word they want--REMEMBER, NANA, SISSY, EXPLORE, CHERISH....

I like how the buttons look dangling out of the book: 



I experimented with different ways of placing the buttons, which was fun.  I'll post pictures of some of the other options soon.  You can read more about the project on my blog.http://elizabethjennings.com/2015/04/18/for-mothers-day-and-beyond/

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Colorado State Button Society Show today in Denver

The Colorado State Button Society members are busy with their annual button show and sale, Square Up Your Buttons.  The show takes place today at the Doubletree by Hilton Denver, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more details, visit their website.




This year the button SALE portion of the event is free and open to the public -- what a bonus!  You won't find a more varied selection of buttons anywhere on the planet than you will at any button show sale!  Here are some photos of beauties I've purchased at their shows in past years:






Check the National Button Society website to find out about local shows you might have in your area.  If you are near one -- you don't want to miss it!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Button-y tags

I had some stray buttons that were interesting.
And some scraps of paper.
I put the two together...
 And then kept going!  Tactile, mindless...fun!

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