Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lovely buttons



This was a project idea in an older issue of Cloth Paper Scissors- a felted quilt to showcase some of those favorite buttons we all have. What a great idea!   This pink button is one I love, and it truly is out of my " Red Tin" from Grandma.

6 comments:

Joanna said...

This is a super idea, and you've got some gorgeous buttons there, girl! The pink one is a star, indeed, and it's lovely that you will be reminded of your Grandma every time you look at it.

x

arts4all said...

Thanks for your comments - I'm glad I found you too!! And we both seem to know Lenna and Joanna. I feel as if we are riding on a new kind of Carousel - up and down and round and round, passing each other in an endless circle, occasionally grabbing a brass ring.....

Lynn said...

very sweet felted art quilt! Love the fact that you have your grandmother's tin and buttons! I have very fond memeories of sitting on the floor in my grandmother's sewing room and going through my grandma's black button tin...also round about the same size as yours! I have some of her fake rinestone jewelry and have used it in my art making.

Thanks for coming to our Quilts Around the World group blog today. Do come again. I have a quilt blog as well at
http://artquiltsbylynn.blogspot.com if you'd like to visit there.

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful showcase for your buttons - love the project!

Julie said...

That's an awesome button. :)

(P.S. I wanted to let you know that I got your letter and a reply is on its way to you. Sorry it took me so long to reply!)

Mrs. Sturgeon said...

I'm behind on my blog reading, but had to let you know that I too have a red item that I got from Grandma that I use while sewing. Its a red pitcher, and I have forgotten where in her travels she found it. But it always makes me think of her, the travel stories, and all the crafty things that she and Grandpa did. Thank you again for sharing all of your work, it is truly gorgeous.

And this idea may be stolen to create a calendar for February for the kids. Not quite sure how, but I know between my mom and I we have to have 28 pink/red buttons to showcase...... what would you do for the numbers? (E and J are 5 and almost 3 so we are working on number recognition and counting along with days of the week/months of the year.) Suggestions welcome! (And while family, I am nowhere near as artful as Katie.)