After I posted the Bonus Button Card this a.m. Elaine posted this comment about buttons...
Elaine A said...
Morning Roni -
I have to tell you I really love the look of this card. Simple, but so very effective. What is it about buttons that fascinates us? My grandmother was a seamstress and she was obsessed with buttons. She was always bringing home some really beautiful ones. She had tiny mother of pearl buttons for use on infant and doll clothes, glass buttons, buttons with rhinestones, fabric covered. You name it, she had it. When she moved in with my Mom, she divided them up between my sisters and I. I've incorporated some of them into art pieces that I have given to my brothers. The remainder are in a small jar in my studio for me to take out and look at.
So you see, your card brings back wonderful memories for me. Thank you!
And Kristy added....
November 11, 2010 8:21 AM
Kristy Tyra said...
I love the memory that Elaine A shared. My grandmother also loved buttons. She passed on that trait to my mother and now to me. Thanks for sharing another project that indulges our love of buttons!
November 11, 2010 9:19 AM
You know I think many of us crafters have a love of buttons. It seems like no matter what specific area we like to focus on be it stamping, scrapbooks, collage, etc. we all love buttons. I have to admit I have a HUGE collection of buttons that like Elaine and Kristy was started by older generations.
Quite some time ago my grandma gave me two of the large round tins FULL of all sorts of buttons. I am told that in the early 10's - 20's I had a couple of Aunts (not sure how many Greats they were) that were in home seamstresses who worked for local folks as well as a department store or men's store in Fort Wayne. This is where many of those buttons come from. I used to love to just sit and sift through them. As in Elaine's collection there are glass buttons, buttons with rhinestones, large buttons, small buttons buttons made from shell, celluloid buttons, metal, leather and wood buttons.
I have since added to that collection picking up jars, tins and baggies of buttons as I have found them through the years. As a matter of fact my Mom just gave me another round tin full of buttons for my birthday. It never fails to amaze me that no matter how many containers of buttons I get there are always so many new and different designs I've never seen! My collection has grown to fill a huge bread box (not including the new tin full from mom)....and I'm sure it won't stop there.
I guess this post really doesn't have any profound message or meaning...It's just so much fun to be able to share the love of buttons and the stories behind them with others who can really appreciate them. Buttons are a lot like crafty friends...we're all different in so many ways but share so much in common as well!
I'm so glad for all my inky friends!!!