Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Button Floozies Swap

Because I love buttons so much, I'm following the blog Button Floozies. They've have two swaps so far, the second being the Christmas Ornament swap.
Here's the definition of a button ornament from the site: Definition of a button ornament:
A Christmas ornament made to hang on a tree or to be a small shelf or table accent, that is decorated with buttons. The buttons do not necessarily need to be the only decoration element of the ornament -- but it should be a main or special element of the decoration. Your ornament should be handmade.
I had no idea what to make, then I saw an ornament my mother had made awhile ago in the shape of a heart with buttons on it. That was my starting point. I decided to do a round ornament instead, I first wanted it to look like a wreath, but after sewing buttons in a circle, it needed something else, so I added another button in the middle. Here's how they turned out:
All the buttons are vintage, except for a few on the red wreath, I didn't have quite enough red buttons. We only needed to make 3, as we were in groups of 4, but I made an extra for me, and one for my stocking swap partner (more on that later). I kept the green one for me. I have heard from one person, that they've received their ornament, and I figure others will be getting them soon.
Go here for the ornaments I received. And go here, to see what other people made and received.

I've also decided I need to join more swaps where I can sew. Between this swap, the pennant swap and the stocking swap (mentioned above), I love hand sewing, it's so peaceful to do while watching TV. After I mail and get word from my stocking swap partner, I will show that. But, I will mention, I LOVE how it turned out (so much so, that I've thought about keeping it and making another one for her. But, I won't).

Maybe I just need to sit down and sew more for fun.

7 comments:

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I so agree about the serenity that comes with hand sewing. I have enjoyed this swap so much. Have you seen BlissfulATCswaps? One each month with a theme. Pop over and find the button on my blog, can't remember the addy 5 minutes after it is out of my sight. LOL Old lady here.
Blessings
QMM

Ann said...

Your handsewn ornaments are so pretty. I commend you for taking the time to make them so special.

Laurie said...

I'm so glad you had fun doing the swap!

MosaicMagpie said...

Very cute ornaments! I love the act of handsewing. So relaxing and rewarding.
Deb

The Junque Seeker said...

I'm the lucky recipient of the one in the lower left corner, and it is so pretty! Thanks so much for the ornament AND the chocolate!

Bunty said...

What fun ornaments - you managed to sew quite a lot of buttons onto each one.

Sherry Edwards said...

Lovely ornaments! It was a fun swap :)