Monday, October 12, 2009

new! buttons!

Squee! I think I've showed you some of my buttons before, but for some unaccountable reason, these just make me SO happy! These eggshell-glazed buttons are, of course, my favorites, but I just love making these! Maybe because they combine my love of knitting and sewing with pottery. I began sewing simple clothes dolls when I was in the third grade. I remember making a nightgown in the 5th grade. And wanting cute buttons for it.

It can be hard to find good buttons commercially- and they can make or break an outfit. My first set that I was happy with were for my norostripey cardigan. I made another set for a friend's baby sweater (they're the tiny celadon green ones). I'm hooked on them, mainly because it is a way to work in clay when I don't have the time for a full-on throwing session. It is also a great way to use some of my stamps, like the starburst-shaped plastic bits your sometimes see mirrors attached to walls with (in white), or bottlecaps (yellow). The red ones are just pinched/thumbprinted. These are making me insanely happy.


Jessica said...

I absolutely LOVE those buttons!

Mama Urchin said...

The white ones look like sand dollars. I love the bottle cap ones :)

The WoodLand School said...

These buttons are *marvelous*! I can't wait to see them on your Etsy shop :-)

Naturalearthfarm said...

I love those buttons - do you sell them? I would like to use them on my handknit vests and sweaters.
Warm wishes.