Did you know there’s such a thing as Button Day!?!? I didn’t, but I’m kind of glad there is one. My mother used to have this huge button box. It was about 15 inches long and about 6 or 7 inches high and wide. Inside were Eight O’Clock coffee cans just filled with buttons. Did you ever run your hands through piles and piles of buttons? They felt so cold and smooth. We loved to look through them and ask where they came from. One of my aunts worked in a clothing factory or string factory (I forget which) in Paterson, New Jersey. We got some buttons from her. There were Navy buttons in the collection, lots of brown buttons, and lots of white buttons with little lines engraved in them. Buttons were removed from any clothes that weren’t good enough to hand down to the next child and added to the button box. Mommy sorted them by color. Such fond button memories . . . So, Button Day challenge over at Cut it Up Challenge Blog! YAY!
I used buttons for the center of my dogwood flowers on an altered composition book I made for a co-worker. I stock up every year when Staples has their back-to-school sales. The two cut files – the dogwood branch and the Celeste Butterfly Fairy are both from Paper Crafting World. The paper is from the DCWV Nana’s Nursery paper pack.
Inside the buttons is a little pearl:
I also added one flower to decorate the back of the book:
So now we want to see your button projects! This challenge ends November 28th at noon, EST. Link your project at Cut it Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see yours there!