- Apr 20, 2005
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- Southwest Oklahoma
You are so crafty and creative. I think you granddaughter will love it.I've been working on a button book for my granddaughter--hoping to interest another generation in my hobby! I'm not happy with the spiral binding and plan to take it to a different place to be rebound. But what do you think of my idea?View attachment 47781 View attachment 47782 View attachment 47783
I love those ideas! She is only 2 at this time, but this gives me some wonderful ideas for some of her older sisters.Love it! It’s a terrific way to personalize a hobby you enjoy!
Would your granddaughter enjoy, in addition to your creative books, a blank personalized journal you created for her to note her finds, with a few idea starters throughout such as, “biggest button I ever saw”, “my favorite button in Grandma’s collection”, “if I made a button I’d use…..” , I just love this button ……Grandma made?”…..
I better stop before you pull the plug on me!
It’s been quite awhile but I do remember stitching journals together on the sewing machine as it made a nice flat binding which I preferred over the plastic ring type binder.
Personally the information and photos you have shared about buttons absolutely piqued my interest! I love keeping an eye out for them now at garage sales, or thrift shops, whenever I go to one!
I will spray it with sealer when all finished. Just decoupaged a butterfly from our garden to add to it. Hope to have more show and tell after our meeting tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creativity!Nice work, the lizard looks so real like crawling on the gourd. Does it need a top coat?
Marsha, I love it! Lots of beautiful detail.We met to decorate the gourd birdhouses. Lots of magazines to cut up, paper napkins with pretty flowers and butterflies, and die cuts. Every color of paint. Many decided to decoupage and it was so much fun to see everyone's creativity! Some didn't quite finish, so hopefully they will bring them for Show & Tell at our next meeting.
I painted some stems and leaves on my mountain boomer gourd, then worked on another one when I got home. I did decoupage birds/nest and added some painted details. Tried my hand at "shingles" made of pine cones. Man, that was tedious; probably won't do it again. It was harder because I used E6000 glue, as I want to hang the birdhouse outdoors. I thought of using Gorilla Glue, but I think ti would have been even more difficult to work with. I sealed it with matte acrylic seal so it should be weatherproof.
No, interestingly. Maybe they didn't want to cut them up! I didn't use the magazines so I'm not sure which ones. The paper napkins with flowers and butterfies were the most popular for decoupage.Marsha,
Curious, did they have any Birds and Blooms magazines for clippings at your meeting? They would provide a treasure trove of material!
Well it came out gorgeous!No, interestingly. Maybe they didn't want to cut them up! I didn't use the magazines so I'm not sure which ones. The paper napkins with flowers and butterfies were the most popular for decoupage.
The birds I used were die cuts; I scanned them and printed them on onion skin paper. The nest was a photo off the internet that I printed onto onion skin.
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