January 14, 2008

When Life Gives You...

I've developed a bit of a button obsession. I wouldn't say I'm collecting them, so much as hoarding them. I'm running out of storage space and thought I should start using them in some way. I'm sure this is only the first of many ways you might see buttons leave my studio, but when life gives you buttons...make button pushpins.
Some in my studio, holding up my calendar and showing up on my inspiration board. Such a fun little project that makes me smile every time I look at them.

Pink, red and white for Emma's inspiration board. Take note of what an interesting artist she is already. Love the way she expresses herself! She's also smart enough to know that if an artist surrounds herself with other creative people, that it just sparks more creativity. You'll note a fine example of this with the Gorgeous "E" art created by her friend Maya. Emma loves to create with scraps bringing home fistfuls of them every day from school. I think she enjoys the challenge of turning someone else's trash into something pretty. Maybe I'll do an interview with the artist soon & post it on this very blog. Yes, an exclusive with Emma. I bet you'll be back for that one.

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Now, aside from buttons, life has also given me a cold, so I'm going to spend the day curled up on the sofa with a stack of magazines & then I'm going to watch Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House. First I wanted to thank you for the great ideas on my last post. I'm using several of them already. As for the books, I've removed covers on the books that were the same on the hardcover as the paper cover and on the ones whose hardcover appealed to me more than the paper cover. A compromise that made me feel less anxious! Thanks for your ideas and opinions. Always!

25 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better! Have fun with your buttoms, and think spring!

    Blessings

    Cielo

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  2. Love the button colours. So cheerful! I hope you feel better soon - enjoy your day of quiet.
    Lorrie

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  4. Oy!! I just learned that I had better double check my comments before clickin that button...

    What I said was, isn't it fun having creative little girls? I will definitely be back for that interview!!

    I gave you an award today. I finally decided to play by the rules and regulations of blogging!!! I'm lazy, I guess...

    Linda

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  5. I believe an interview with this young artist is a great idea!!

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

    Pat

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  6. What a cute idea! I have lots of buttons too so I'll try making some this week.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

    Manuela

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  7. Oh my goodness...as my computer was loading your page and the button picture was half up I was hyperventilating...I too LOVE BUTTONS!

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  8. Love the button ideas!!
    So sorry you are feeling bad. Enjoy your magazines, and relax.
    Glad you figured out the book cover problems.
    Have a nice day!
    Rosemary

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  9. Oh my goodness, look at all those colorful buttons. All my faves!
    Love the lil pincusion idea.

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  10. So sorry your not feeling well. Your button pile looks oh so yummy! Feel better.

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  11. Those are adorable!! I want to make some right now.

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  12. Just found your blog today and I love it. These button push-pins are adorable! Great idea!

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  13. I will pray you feel better soon....Mary

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  14. Hope you feel better! I love buttons too and love to make magnets out of them with magnet tape! woo hoo!

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  15. I love the colors! Now, how did you make these pushpins...my luck, I'd go to pull the pin out of the bulletin board and the button would come off. What is your secret????

    ~Jillian

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  16. What an adorable way to use buttons! It's positively brilliant.

    I hope you are feeling better very soon. That movie is one of my old favorites and just right for an afternoon of taking care of yourself.

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  17. How Wonderful great idea!!! Love your blog!!!
    Have a Great Day!!!

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  18. What a sweet idea! I love buttons as well...buttons don't get enough love I think ;)
    lovely blog!~

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  19. I love that movie - hope you feel better soon!

    Sabina ~

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  20. I do hope you feel better soon, and the buttons...love the colors!

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  21. Thanks for the great button inspiration. I recieved a grocery bag of buttons quite a few years ago from one of my Grandma's and they were vintage as you would say. And now my other Grandma is going to give me her old treddle singer sewing machine and a bunch of buttons. I needed your great ideas to use some of these up!

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  22. Hope you're feeling better soon. A pile of magazines and a cosy sofa always helps.
    What is it with buttons that is so appealing. For me they're almost like sweets, I just can't resist them. Your top photo is especially gorgeous because of the mix of colours you have there. Just lovely.

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  23. Push pins are adorable, Mr. Blandings is one of the happiest movies I've ever seen, and I hope you feel better!

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  24. I love your button colors. How did you inquire your buttons? I saw a few great ideas for buttons and wish I had some. One idea was on a plain t-shirt (one with a v neck works best) sew the buttons around the neckline to dress up your shirt. Also a saw a picture frame with buttons all over it and it was so cute.

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  25. Did you see these button flowers? I'm thinking of filling a vase with them...how fun they are!!

    http://repurposed.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/creative-every-day-2008/

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