Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Great mail and buttons

I received the lastest issue of Marie Claire Idees last week and I can NOT stop looking throught it.



I completely adore these stockings:



And these ornaments:



And I want the mittens this snowman is wearing!



I've decided that I absolutely HAVE TO come up with ways to use my embarassingly HUGE button collection. Last night I spent quite a while surfing the Internet for ideas. I made my first button bracelet using this great tutorial by Creative Kismet.



Her tutorial is GREAT with extremely clear instructions. Trust her though when she says to apply glue to the tips of the embroidery floss, I didn't, and it probably took me twice as long to make the bracelet.

I just might take this bracelet apart and make it again. I'm not happy with a couple of the button placements, but I will certainly be making more of these.

15 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

I've done lots of good button crafts. Candy canes, wreaths, button trees, button ornaments (we did butterflies). We love buttons! (You can find them all on the blog just google mama jack and the name of the craft you are looking for.)

beki said...

ohmygosh, I must get that magazine NOW!! The last issue was the first one I ever laid my eyes on and it was instant love.

lera said...

That looks like a great magazine. I have yet to find one locally (and even in places I visit).

The heart ornaments are adorable. When are you going to make some?

Tracy said...

Got mine last week...wasn't this a particularly great issue?! I'm very inspired! Happy Days, Happy Crafting...((HUGS))

Felicia said...

A very sweet person sent me that issue of Marie Claire Idees. I'd never seen one before and now I know what all the hype is about. Its beautiful and stuffed full of ideas!

Your bracelet is smashing :)

Mary Sarah said...

Everything in that magazine is great! I'll have to find one for myself. Love the button bracelet idea! It'll be fun to see what you come up with!

Cici said...

you know, last time you posted a picture of that magazine i was going to try to subsribe. now, i MUST - we live too far out to try and hunt it down.

when ARE you going tomake those heart ornaments? i see those with some of your buttons.

jessi said...

That magazine is pure eye candy! Wow! I'll have to see if I can find one here...

And your button bracelet is lovely!

Sonja said...

1. LOVE the ornaments.
2. I was thinking button Christmas tree garland when I first saw the picture of the bracelet... ;)

feli said...

WOW. I love that Magazine. Unfortunately we do not always have the latest issue out on the stands here.

sammyjo said...

love the button bracelet

Katie Jean said...

ohmy, i want that magazine so badly!! I went to the bookstore that carries it around here, and they only had the fall one. What the heck!??!

amandajean said...

love that bracelet!

Regina said...

I got goosebumps when I saw your button bracelet! I love it!

Chara Michele said...

I really think I need to get that magazine now! I love that the stockings in that photo are knit stockings!!