Category Archives: crafts

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Plastic Buttons

What better way to start off the new year than with buttons?  And plastic buttons are such a fun category. Oh, I suppose I should call them “Synthetic Polymers” to include all of the ways plastic has been fiddled with … Continue reading

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The Christmas Project Done! Three French Hens

♫ ♫ ♫ “Three French hens, (two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree!” ♫ They are finished!  The little dears are ready to be shipped off to fond family in New England.  Won’t they be surprised–and wondrous.  They … Continue reading

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The Christmas Project–Three French Hens

Dear Fiona Goble, I have been thinking of you pretty often these last few days as I “finish up” the knitting project I chose from your Twelve Knits of Christmas book.  What a lark it was to receive! I envisioned … Continue reading

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The Twelve Knits of Christmas—where we stand

Remember the post I wrote last January 5th?  You do?!  You don’t. Well, just type in “twelve knits” up in that search box up on the right to refresh your memory . . .  I’ll just wait here a minute … Continue reading

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The Birthday Card

I have a good friend who has a birthday next week—right after mine—we are almost twins! She has spent almost the entire year creating three painted versions of Persian miniature paintings.  Even though I have not seen them yet, I … Continue reading

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Old Black Glass Buttons, larger

A few years ago when I told a friend that I was getting interested in button collecting, she sighed and told me that her aunt used to collect buttons.  My friend couldn’t see the point—cards of old black glass buttons … Continue reading

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Old Black Glass Buttons small to medium

I was so excited the day I saw this makeup advertising in a magazine–what a great button backdrop! said I.  And so I started—and am busy filling up 80 spaces—EIGHTY spaces of makeup splashes.  I still have a few blanks … Continue reading

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National Button Day 2013 !!

I THINK  today is National Button Day—November 16th– So I guess you have the day off, right?  And are sorting and mounting your buttons?  So I won’t keep you very long—just will share, oh, let’s say sixteen buttons . . .Yea! … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves, Buying Buttons

Couldn’t resist another early Sunday morning drive to my flea market!  The trees are past their prime, but there are still lovely pockets of color here and there, and it’s a pleasure to drive past lovely old stone houses like … Continue reading

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