flashback friday // button posts from days gone by
When you write a blog for long time, posts from the past can sink to the bottom and become hard to find, which is why it's nice to look at a few from the past. Since this month's old calendar made new is button-themed, I thought it might be fun to connect you with a few older button blog posts.
The hedgehog button embroidery above is from the same month as the original button calendar I made. It's part of a free downloadable PDF mini workshop that includes six animal patterns and instructions for use.
Do you have a pretty button that you want to use in a special way? How about turning it into a ring? That's what I did with this button I purchased at Liberty of London.
I have this thing for vintage craft supplies, and the packaging on these vintage buttons is pretty amazing. Since these belonged to a family member, it's also fun to think about what the buttons were intended for or the potential someone saw in them.
If you're starting to think about Christmas (this is the best time!), you might want to make a few holly brooches with button berries!
And one more pin project. This one looks a little winter/Christmas, but it works with any tiny embroidery pattern. This is kind of the ultimate, because you make your own button to start, then use that to make something new!
What are your favorite button projects?