Friday, December 3, 2010

Little Boxes

My friend Cathy makes boxes.  She gave me a few she didn't want which are perfect for my buttons.  Unfortunately I need a few more haha..
Gorgeous Silk Glass buttons and the silver one is from Austria.  I found this at the Eastbourne Fair last weekend.  I could have shopped for hours at this stall!

I've used the containers that deodorants stand in at the supermarket
for now but will eventually put them on card.

Anyway I'm off to Three Buckets Full this morning as it's the only chance before Christmas.  I'm going to look through her buttons and work out what decades certain buttons were from.  It will take me a couple of hours hehe so I'll leave you with some photos of my collection in the boxes.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Another Addiction?

I've decided to start another blog about my latest craze.. Button collecting because it seems to consume a lot of my time.  I love Buttons especially ones that are pretty and different.  I know they are not antique buttons or worth anything but I appreciate the work that goes into them and What The?  I was going to say it's not as messy as some addictions and it's not as costly as some addictions but I think I should shut up!  My craft room has buttons everywhere and I am making Christmas presents cause my budgets sort of on the light side now!!  I had thought What can I make out of pretty buttons for Christmas but then I don't want to part with some of them..  Am I addicted... Ummmmm 
Most of them are from friends or off Trade Me.  I don't know what I'm going to do with them but they are a real time waster... hehe.

I hated green until a few months ago and now I have green curtains and heaps of green buttons??
What The??

My Chief Solicitor at Work gave me this gorgous OLD file box..
I don't think it's going to be big enough for all my precious buttons.

 I love the old white and cream buttons with different textures, sizes and shapes. 

I bought three of these buttons on the net and they are stunning.  The photo isn't great.  My friend who has cancer has got the third button.  I sent it as a treasure for her so she knows I'm thinking of her.  She loves it too.

I think this is a belt buckle as it has different clasps but what it's made of I don't know.  It's just beautiful.

This one was in a button jar at an op shop.  It looks like its made with pieces of broken crockery but the back is brass so must be old maybe..