Saturday, 13 October 2012

button hearts


No prizes for guessing what this post is about.  With post titles like mine, I should be up for a Pulitzer.  So, button hearts then.

I have got a massive jar of buttons.  Some I have collected, some I bought or took from old clothes, a lot came from my mum.  That's right, first they were my grandma's, then my mum's and now I have become keeper of the buttons.  It's an honour.


I don't really know what to say about these.  I mean, they're so simple, it doesn't really need instructions or information about how I made them.  And I think you can see what colour they are without me pointing it out.  Unless you're colour blind, in which case I'm sorry.


I took them outside last Saturday to hang them artistically in my garden.  They're hanging on a trellis or a nail in my garden wall.  The wall is original so is about 130 years old, that's why it looks the way it does.  The one with the trellis on is newer and not so nice.


Yes, I have cobwebs in the garden.  Lots of them.  And in the house.  Spiders have become my friend.  They're unavoidable when you live in an old house and they don't really bother me.  Unless they crawl on my face.


Having said that, I've never actually had a spider crawl on my face.  Or maybe I have, but I was asleep and didn't know.  Speaking of spiders, I have one that lives in my wing mirror.  I don't see him that often but I see he spins me a nice new web everytime I destroy the old one by winding my window down (which I have to do to adjust the wing mirror, it used to be electric but it's broken.  Like most things in my car).


One day I was driving and smoking (yes, I smoke.  Yes, I know it will kill me.  Yes, I do care) and I flicked my ash, it landed on Mr Spider's web.  He came hurrying out to remove it, despite the fact I was doing about 60mph.  He was shaking and wobbling like nobody's business but he clung on.


I was a little worried when we went down to Devon in the summer that he'd climb out when we got there and go for a stroll and we'd leave without him.  We didn't.

So ladies, that was pretty much a post about spiders.  The button hearts are for sale at the craft fair.  Or Christmas presents for friends and family when they don't sell...





13 comments:

Anita said...

Hi Wendy,
So....there is another button manic like me in the world!!! I just love what you have done with you buttons.
Cheers, Anita.

JoJo said...

Those are so adorable! How do you get them to stay heart shaped? I see that they are sewn together. Don't get me started on my distaste for spiders though.... *shudder*

AntiquityTravelers said...

another button fan! I have a really large jar of them I've collected through the years .... from my grandmother, my mom, my mother-in-law, sister-in-law ... I guess people know I like them and collect them. what's not to like? so glad you didn't lose your spidery friend ... how wild that he clung on at 60mph!

supermomnocape said...

Love the button hearts. I'm sure you're going to have to make more for Christmas gifts because they're sure to sell out at the craft fair.

Sandra :) said...

Cute hearts :)

I don't mind spiders if I spot them climbing the walls or something --- all bets are off, though, if they're swinging in the air by an invisible web - that's when I go all tribal on their spidey butts!! (I usually catch them on a paper towel and take them outside, lol).

Alison said...

I am also a keeper of buttons and now regret selling my craft wire on ebay...!

Alison
x

Melody said...

I,m a button fan too. Your button hearts are delightful.

Celtic Thistle said...

Neat hearts, I am sure they will sell like the proverbial hot cakes!

Nancy Lee said...

Buttons are dear to my heart -- get it? No, they really are. These are so pretty. They will sell, so stop selling yourself short, Missy! Big hugs from here!

Nancy Lee said...

http://doecdoe.blogspot.ca/2011/01/thursday-embroidery_13.html

This is also a cool idea to add to your gallery of hoop frames and display your fancy buttons.

Hanni said...

There are living some supertition in Hungary: killing a spider means a huge misfortune! But finding a spider in your clothes means money. Having a cobweb around the door means you will have guests.
Well, I don't belive them, but we never kill spider, just move them away from the house :)

Jillayne said...

I love buttons and these are great! And yes, I need instructions because I have no idea how you have put them together - please!

Simone de Klerk said...

Those button hearts are so pretty. Would make great Christmas decoration too.