Monday, February 22, 2016
Lace Button Book...
I am sharing lots of photos in this post. Last week I took some precious time to sew and create this simple Lace Button Book. It is approximately 5" x 7" and just perfect for holding in one's hands and viewing the contents. My friend Lori gifted me with a small box of buttons and this little lace book now contains those buttons.
My inspiration for the lace book came from this beautiful Lace Book my friend Judy of Judy's Lace Creations gifted me with a while back. I am in love with lace and this is a precious gift. I keep some pin brooches in this book and have shared it before. Thank you Judy Dear.
These are the beautiful buttons Lori of Pretty Things blog sent to me. Thank You Lori Dear. I hope you like what I have done with them.
My lace book consists of wool felt pages and soft cotton batiste pages to give some protection between the buttoned pages. This front flap has a pocket in which I inserted Lori's fun business card. Then I merely hand stitched buttons on the pages. Patriotic Red, White and Blue here.
I chose coordinating colors and then placed them in pleasing groupings. This is the "centerfold" and I realize I should have inserted a batiste page here. I can still add it after I post this.
Another page of beautiful buttons. There is something about buttons that I just love and always have since I was a very little girl and got to play in my Grandma's button cart. She had lots of buttons she kept in a little wooden cart her son (my uncle) hand made for her. I would let all those glorious buttons just spill from my little hands. I still like to do that when I go to a fabric store and they have a bin of buttons (or beads).
Here is the back page and flap of the book. I added another lace pocket here with a tag that I wrote to tell the story of how I came by these buttons. Who knows when or how this little book will carry on after I have enjoyed it. I can only hope someone who loves buttons as much as I do gets to be its caretaker.
One more photo of the front and spine which I added lots of smaller buttons on to. Thank you Lori Dear. I hope you know how happy your gift of kindness has made me. A simple small gesture really can make such a huge difference in someone's life. What are you sharing that gives a smile to someone else? Random Acts of Kindness really do make a world of difference.
We had some more rain and now the sun is shining. Looks like we will have a week of beautiful weather. There are daffodils blooming and just a bit lower in elevation there are so many gorgeous trees blooming all in white or soft pink. Our short freeway actually has daffodils planted along its edges and the yellow blossoms are quite the bright spots. We will still get Winter and snow. It happens every year. For now I shall stop to smell the "roses" and enjoy all of Nature and her wonder.
I am seeing lots of Easter creations already and had to look at the calendar to realize Easter is not too far off. What shall I create? Hmmm... Meanwhile I am Embracing Creative Bliss and hope you are doing all that makes you happy and feeling blessed...