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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Minnesota Button Nice

Vicki Slagle
Meet Vicki Slagle, she saw my button creations in Afton, MN at the school house for Strawberry Festival in June. Vicki emailed me and said; " I have my great grandma's buttons and she died in 1963, I want you to have them".  What a wonderful lady and so thoughtful of her to take time out of her day to come back to meet with me. Vicki is a shining example of "Minnesota Nice".She loved a bracelet I made from bone buttons from the 1920's and it looked awesome on her wrist. She wants to meet Kate Sullivan at the Old School Art Studio in Afton and come back for art classes with a friend. What an awesome day.
Her great grandmother's tins were full of beautiful old buttons. After washing them all in Dawn dish soap and gently drying, they were absolutely beautiful.
These are a couple of button projects i created with some of the buttons.
Thank you Vicki, I am forever grateful.

Button Bucket
A gift for my sisters grandson
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Friday, June 22, 2018

What Can I Do With My Shank Buttons

What is a Shank button? Shank buttons have a hollow loop on the back and are used to provide extra space to sit between the button and garment.
Awhile back I was at Michael's Art & Craft Store. I came across metal lace letters that were 50% off clearance. The ideas starting running through my head  as I ran my fingers over the letter and then I blurted out SHANK buttons. I have so many shank buttons that I did not know what I was going to do with.
Each lace letter creation takes approximately 100 shank buttons. I used the E600 crafting glue to ensure they will never fall off.
I truly enjoyed making these personalized letters as a gift for my family members.
Now that  you have seen my creative DYI gift idea, give it a try yourself.

Shank Button

Metal  Lace Letters by Ashland

Friday, June 8, 2018

Do You Have An Old Picture Frame Laying Around The House

Look close, they are all manufacture clothing brands
Most people are downsizing in their homes today and I find that if I keep my framed creations 5x7 or smaller they sell very well at our shows.
Older Gold metal buttons
Vintage Glass
Here is a fun idea you can do to price up an old and tired picture frame. I found these picture frames at garage sales and the second hand stores and added some very old buttons that needed some loving.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who has the prettiest buttons of all
Notice the sratches
Hopefully some on my picture frame creations will inspire you to create a cool frame with buttons for your home or a gift to give. Enjoy!
Two layers to brighten up this little frame and cover up the scratches