IntoVintage sent me a welcome heads-up today to let me know the National Button Society is holding their annual convention right here in Portland this year. That got me thinking that I haven't done a button post in a while. Caution... many photos ahead!
Show And Tell Friday party over at My Romantic Home so be sure to click the link and be inspired!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Since I have the new camera and I need to practice, I took pictures along the way. Macro pictures - wowza! Okay, not the best macro pictures, but I'm still learning. They were taken without a tripod, which is awesome to me. Love that!!
Go forth and make leaves. Email me if you have questions!
Monday, March 19, 2012
here, I found this amazing little beaded millinery leaf. It measures about 1-1/2" long and really looks a lot prettier when it ISN'T so close but I wanted to show the detail. The beads are strung on white floral wire so you can bend it. Have any of you made these or seen instructions to make them? Yes, I'm looking for the lazy way before I start reverse-engineering it!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
So what makes this picture different from the rest? Well, I finally bit the bullet yesterday and stepped up to an SLR camera. I got so frustrated trying to take close-up shots for my Etsy with my little Nikon Colorpix that I decided it was time to take on the challenge of getting a camera where YOU HAVE TO KNOW STUFF. Yikes! I got a Sony A55. This picture is what came out when I just pointed it and pushed the button. Oh my goodness, I have a lot to learn.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Okay, that step took up the whole first year of scrapbooking. As I do... I made a whole bunch of work for myself. It is still a good idea, I just didn't realize the bite I bit off. Hmm. That is another common theme in my life.
Well, I was determined that this year I would finally get my wedding photos out of that box and back into an album and I am making good progress. Working on my wedding album when I have been married over 36 years. Go figure.
Speaking of genealogy... they will be releasing the 1940 census in April. My grandmother will be 102 this month and this means I can now find her all the way up until she is 30 years old. It is a little unsettling to realize you can out-live privacy policies. This is also the first year I will find my parents in the census, although they are both gone now.
Okay, back to work. These pages will not make themselves. Words to the wise: do not wait until your children are teenagers to start organizing your photos. I had to ask them to help me figure out which one of them was in some of the pictures - LOL!
Monday, March 12, 2012
The page on the right is the very last page in the book. No, that doesn't mean I'm finished! I work in it randomly so when it is finished there won't be pages that are too similar right next to each other. You know how easy it is to get in a rut. It is very close, though. The book is so fat that someday very soon I will have to call it done and cut out the remaining blank pages.
I already have my next book picked out. A little thinner this time and the title is 'Try And Stop Me". 8+)
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I had set the broze baby shoes on my desk and one of my tomatoe pincushions wandered its way on to the ashtray spot, as things sometime do. Ash tray and baby shoe in the same sentence. Whoa, that was a different era!
At first I was thinking I would just stuff the little shoes but the openings are very small so they made tiny pincushions. Instead, I decided to go with "muffin top" shoes and simply hot glued the velvet cushions on top. I pulled the SugarCushion off my Etsy because the color worked perfectly. It is not attached so I can lift that one off when I need the pins on one of the other worktables.
I think my mother would be happy to know these little shoes are still loved and used a half century later!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
that work I bought for myself on vacation but my brain has been percolating on a new project. Do you have a pair of these? Do they even still make these? Well, "these" have been mine since that slightly illegible date painted below my name.
that work I bought for myself, that is.
that work I bought for myself, that is.
Friday, March 2, 2012
My PNW readers may have seen this before but I thought the rest of you would enjoy it. These neons are on the ceiling in McMenamins Lighthouse Brew Pub in Lincoln City.