Sunday, April 25, 2010

~Wanted..the perfect clock!~

my "make do" 4 time zone clocks..
 I found these 2 laying around my cottage.. painted them white.
Wouldn't Amy's clock have been perfect
 in my shabby white living room?
I had finally found the perfect clock that
 I'd been searching for for my living room.
 Amy (FourSistersInACottage) was selling just that perfect clock.
 I emailed her asked "please can I buy your clock?"
she said "yes you can". I said yippee!
Well sadly Amy couldn't find a box large enough
 to ship me that perfect clock.
Needless to say I was very disappointed. :-(
 So until I can find another perfect clock something like it,
(Hey...have you seen one? )
....I'll just "make do" with the clocks I have. 
 I now can tell what time it is in all 4 US time zones!
 This I like.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

~Yet another vintage button cuff bracelet~

I've made yet another vintage button cuff bracelet
 This time using my vintage black and rhinestone buttons
 Thanks Spencer of {Bellamere Cottage}
 for the inspiration!
 My next and last bracelet will be all glass buttons.
 my bakelite bracelet
 my mother-of-pearl bracelet
 Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

~Vintage mother of pearl mop button bracelet~

One of my many passions is collecting vintage buttons.
Bakelite and mother of pearl being my favorites.
What is mother-of-pearl you ask?
It's the pearly inside layer of shells such as oysters ...
  After making my vintage bakelite button bracelet
I then gathered my mop buttons
and went to work on this one...

once the main buttons were added 
I sewed the bracelet closed
 and then added more smaller buttons
 for a total of 55 buttons

What I used:
1-1/2" wide white waistband elastic
3 large 2" mop buttons
52 other various size smaller mop buttons
quilt thread that I bees waxed

The above photo shows you
 how messy the inside looks but 
 I wanted to make sure my buttons were secure
 Let me know if you make one
 I'd LOVE to see it!
 Have fun :-}

Sunday, April 4, 2010

~Happy Easter~

 Wishing you all a very Happy Easter