I love buttons! I never knew this, until a few years ago when I started crafting with them. This coincided with me building up a HUGE collection! Early this year a friend’s mother gave me a very heavy tin full of vintage buttons. WOW! I found some glorious ones inside the tin and I thought I would share some of them with you. In my opinion buttons are the best embellishment you can use, and if you visit my Folksy shop you will see that I frequently use them on the bags, purses and also on my notebooks and journals.
My favourite buttons are the Art Deco ones. I was so thrilled when I found these in the tin. They are gorgeous. I don’t know if I will use them for a project, as they seem too special, so it would have to be a very, very special project! The blue buttons are very pretty. Sadly some of the paint has worn off – but if you look closely they were once very pretty buttons. It is such a shame that time and age has deteriorated their appearance.
The Mother of Pearl buttons are another favourite and in the photo I only show you some big ones, but I have lots and lots of small ones that I have already started to use in my projects, particularly on my A6 notebooks and A5 journals. The ladybird buttons are fabulous and what a find – when I was looking in the tin it started with one, then another, and it gets so exciting when you keep finding more! They are definitely vintage, but I know you can probably buy new ladybird buttons today, so again I doubt I shall use these ones.
I have discovered that crafters use buttons in a myriad ways too which is very exciting. So let’s celebrate the humble button! Here are some lovely craft items from Folksy that include buttons in one way or another. Don’t forget to click on the image and view it in the sellers shop! Enjoy!
From top to bottom: 1. Dees Design, 2. Quilting Demon, 3. Dottery Pottery, 4. made to make, 5. Kozmic Dreams, 6. beady daze, 7. Buttercup Boutique, 8. Dab and a dash.
Part 2 of my blog will be coming soon with what I love most about buttons and some interesting facts too. Plus some more gorgeous craft items from the Folksy Sellers.