Friday, February 29, 2008

Pushing My Buttons...


Or ringing my bell....however you want to put it, this Easter bell is giving me fits! I'm almost done...just have to girlify it with trims and ribbons and buttons....then I'll be ready to type up a pattern and send it out the door (or onto the internet).....
For someone who does not sew AT ALL, I have quite a thing for buttons....I try to use them every chance I get....and I love to use them on the tags for my Seasonal Rusty jingle bells.
But I tend to get just a wee bit obsessive about which button would be absolutely perfect for the current project....For this tag, I had my heart set on green, spring green. There are two matching spring green buttons in these photos. See 'em (a really pretty coral-y pink and a robin's egg blue sit between them)? But they are too big, way too big, for where I want a button...So at one point this afternoon I had ALL five jars of buttons spread across my work room floor, trying to find one button, just one, that was this exact shade of green but small enough for my needs....and then of course I got sidetracked by all the pretty colors, cool shapes and sparkly details. My crafting ADD kicked in big time, but I did finally find a button that was acceptable....not the perfect shade of spring green, but acceptable....

How's that for a fun way to waste a supposedly productive Friday afternoon?

8 comments:

Holiday Queen said...

Found you through Etsy. Just LOVE your tags!

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Hi Steph. At least you were doing something you love! You little tag is precious:)
Tracy

Mockingbird Hill said...

Love that tag!! Isn't rik-rak like the greatest invention ever? You can add it to anything and get instant happy... ;)

Cassie

Stacey said...

Hi Steph~

I found you thru cassie (isn't she fun... now if she would spread Spring north for us!) Love your blog~ May I share the link on mine?

oh.. and it is ALL about the button ;0)

Stacey

Steph said...

Thanks Holiday Queen! I am a huge fan of your stuff...

Steph said...

Hi Tracy-
you have a good point there...it WAS fun....

:0)

Steph said...

thanks, Cassie! rick rack, buttons, who could ask for anything more...except maybe some polka dots....yes, definitely polka dots....

Steph said...

Hi Stacy! I would be honored if you would put my link on your blog....I will add you to mine as well....
Hey, it *almost* feels like Spring here today...the snow drifts are only a couple feet high now...lol!

And yes, I truly enjoy cassie's blog...she's so funny!

Have a great day!
Steph