This afternoon, I was going through some things, and came across a box of goodies my mom had put together for me a long time ago. Inside that box are some sewing notions like old rick-rack, embroidery thread, needles, pins, and other goodies. I also noticed a little sandwich baggie with a twist tie and inside were these glass buttons.
The light in my craft room is so lovely in the afternoon, and made these little buttons just sparkle!
I couldn't wait to grab my camera and show you!
I wish I knew where these buttons came from. Maybe my mom had a special coat, or sweater that they came off of, or maybe she even bought them for a sewing project that she never got around to.
(We all know about buying something for a project that never happens, right?)
These buttons got me started pulling out some vintage jewelry I knew I had of my mothers.
With a little soap and water and a toothbrush, I cleaned up each piece for their photo debut.
The light and sparkle of each piece were so much fun to capture!
I shot this thinking I could use it as a bokeh background/texture in Photoshop.
(feel free to use this photo to try as a texture, and I would love to see it if you use it!)
Sometimes I look for buttons and jewelry that might not be "real vintage" but "has the look of vintage" for sewing projects.
I made this pin keep for my sister using a rhinestone button I bought from JoAnn's.
Have you ever seen these little "tartlet tins" in the antique stores?
I got this idea from an issue of Somerset Life Magazine.
There is an article by Becky Shander
on how to make these cute little pin keeps.
I'm not sure I will turn them all in to pin cushions. They are sometimes just cute storing and displaying some of my
I am SO happy it's the weekend!
What are you up to?
I LOVE those buttons!!
Love the buttons and all your mom's vintage jewellery! How special having her things!
Those tin holders are so cool.
I just love love all your photos here!
Are you having a good weekend?
I've been watching movies!
Hubby is out of town at a hockey tournament, sonny boy is out with friends, so I am spending the evening playing with photos, catching up on blogs and listening to music.
Yup... happy weekend Becca!
This weekend is filled mostly with household stuff, but I hope to carve out a bit of time for playing with my photos, too. And blog reading :-)
I didn't buy the baskets at Stein Mart. I left them there for you ;)
They were a bottom shelf. I was there on Thursday so they are probably still there!
So happy the sun is back! I spent hours working in the yard yesterday and am sore today!
Also always wanted to say I LOVE your Kittens. Totally loving and adorable.
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.