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Monday, November 17, 2008

Love of buttons


Abbie, at the Button Floozies has declared this to be the International Week of the Button! What fun. I love buttons. Right now I'm too busy to do much, but here are a few projects I've made with buttons.

Just a few buttons on a spring pillow. These are mother-of-pearl, not old, but pretty nonetheless.

A few white buttons in different sizes and shapes around the top of a linen bag. I hang this in my kitchen in the summer to hold flowers or herbs.

A cozy fall pillow made with a recycled sweater (felted) and finished with wooden and leather buttons. I love the textured look.

A summer Sunday afternoon spent stitching and thinking resulted in this collage piece. It's still pinned up on my bulletin board - I don't really know what to do with it, but I surely enjoyed making it. I added buttons here and there.


And this little pillow sits on my bed. I embroidered the words, then added buttons all around and then appliqued the heart to the toile with a buttonhole stitch. This pillow makes me smile when I see it.

I'm writing two exams this week - next week I'm starting on Christmas crafting, finishing up of projects and more....
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4 comments:

  1. Hi Lorrie,

    I'm a little behind. The post from yesterday was very moving.

    You have made some very unique and wonderful creations with buttons.
    Good luck with your exams this week.

    hugs to you

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  2. Hi Lorrie,

    Love the button theme, great pillow with the black bird on it.

    Stop on over for a Santa challenge & giveaway!

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

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  3. Hi Lorrie...

    Love all of your button projects...the first pillow is very interesting...a rather eclectic mix of fabrics.

    I wish you all the best with your exams...you will do well!!

    Thank-you so much for visiting and for your kind words.

    Take care.
    Hugs, Nancy

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  4. I love the top cushion Lorrie and what a beautiful sunset with the right words to go with it.

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