Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall In Love With Buttons Swap Linky Party! And Vintage Connections Creative Button Swap reveal

A few weeks ago I joined in the Button Floozies "Fall in Love with Buttons" Tin and button swap. My partner was DeeDee Johnson. I altered this Altoid tin and filled it with vintage, old and new buttons in fall colors and themes. The image on the tin is an altered one by me. I also used some script paper for the bottom of the tin. I painted the sides with chalk paint and embellished with buttons and flowers. I found some really nice old buttons for DeeDee.

This is the beautiful tin DeeDee made for me and all the wonderful buttons she included in it. She also made me a needle keep. It is lovely. I have never had one of these before and am so thankful she shared one with me. Thanks DeeDee!

I am learning about old buttons since I stumbled onto this group. Laurie, Tami and many other amazing women share tons of info and pictures on collecting and preserving old buttons. They also share some unique ways to display them as well. In fact, Laurie is doing a Linky party for this button swap at Button Floozies, so please drop on over and check out all the other blogs and the awesome tins that were swapped!

I also joined in Tami Hacker's Creative Button Swap. We were supposed to send a few buttons that our partner enjoyed and display them in a creative or unique way. My partner was Joni Reinhardt. Joni sent me this adorable pumpkin adorned with lace and buttons and a whimsical crow on top! I love it! The buttons were all so unusual and were placed on the pumpkin with pins so they are completely removable. What a clever idea. Thanks Joni!

Joni collects Picture buttons and China Stencil buttons. I was able to find a few of these and added a few of my favorites as well. I made a pocket pillow out of old linens and lace, then tacked the buttons onto the pillow. I also added some other goodies in the pocket pillow for Joni.


Julie Ann said...

Hey girl!! Such a sweet altered tin you created! I love your pocket pillow!! The cream colored flower on it is gorgeous! You made out with some awesome goodies too! :) Miss you! *Hugs*

Bev said...

I love how you did the girl on your button tin and how it matches so well with the roses. I love all the other button creations too!

Ann said...

All of your button projects are so remarkable. Your altered art tin lid is so special. This was my first swap and it was terrific.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

WOW.... Your button tin is amazing! Swooning here at all the buttons and button projects in this lovely post!!
Jan x

Laurie said...

WOW is right! I adore your tin and the personalized one you received in return! Great swap! And the Creative Button Swap -- let me just say you both made something SO SPECIAL to spoil each other. Another great swap!!