Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Art of Buttons

So I took a week off from sewing to do something fresh.  After my long frustration with zippers I needed a break and I just so happened to have 2 blank canvases.

I was introduced to the fun idea of using buttons as art a few years ago.  I have ALWAYS had a passion for buttons.  Buttons remind me of people.  They come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities.  And lets be real, buttons are just fun and cute!  So needless to say I have a big button collection.

About 2 years ago, I had the wonderful privilege of going through my great grandmas button collection.  I was very lucky to walk away with some unique and amazing vintage buttons which I use in my art today.   I love mixing the old and the new and decided to create some art for the shop.  What better way to show off your love for your state or your country then by having a shape of it in the form of buttons!!  I made these 2 for the shop to see how my buttons would fare.  It turns out that people like them!  So I ended up making a few more and thought that y'all might like a patriotic Texas as well!  I will do custom orders if you happen to not live in the great state of Texas.   Just shoot us an email or send us a PM on our Facebook page and I can definitely get something made for you!

I also wanted to share that button art is great for gifts!  Our very own Penny had a birthday and in honor of her I made some art to help add to her growing collection of J's.  Embellishing with lace, ribbon, or rick rack can help turn something your not sure about into something amazing! Never forget to have fun while creating!  If something starts to look off or funky or you simply
 hate it...just walk away.  Come back a few hours later after you have had time to cool off, eat something, and clear your mind.  I hate the way the J looked before I added the rick rack.  It looked too simple and plain.  But I got something to eat, looked around my craft room at stuff I could throw on it.  I tried adding Scrabble letters, a fabric rose, lace, etc.  I kept digging and searching until I saw that rick rack!  And BAM!  There it is!

Don't forget to follow us on our Facebook page for the latest button art projects and to add your feedback!  We love hearing from you!  If you make your own button art, we would love to see it! 

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