It's finally Button Swap Blog Hop time! But first I have to say Happy Mother's Day to all the Mamas!
We're celebrating with a sale in the shop. Today's the last day to take advantage of 15% off everything in the shop with the coupon code "MAMAMIA".
|New button hoarder!|
I had a difficult time choosing buttons to send to Kristi, so I enlisted the help of my youngest niece, and inadvertently started a button obsession in her. She has since started her own button collection, which is about 75% buttons she snagged from my collection, but that's OK....it gives me good justification for buying more.
Here are the buttons I sent to Kristi. I made the 2 celestial-themed ones. The big sun-face was my first attempt at a shank button, so I'll be interested to see how it held up for Kristi.
And here's what Kristi sent me; vintage lovelies, a handmade ceramic button made by Spirited Earth, and a lovely mother-of-pearl button.
Initially I pulled out tons of beads to correspond with the color palette Kristi had set up for me, but then I ended up using none of them and opting for fabric and fibers instead. I made this trio of wrapped bangles with the buttons as interlocking focals.
I accidentally broke the shank off the light blue button and had to drill a hole in it. That worked out pretty well, actually.
The mother-of-pearl button still has yet to be used, but I'm sure it will be the perfect thing for some future project.