Button, button

Did everyone have a happy Mother's Day?   
Did you get a nice gift for your mother?
Or did you make a nice gift for your mother?

That's me, making the gift.  At least it was once I finally decided what I was going to make.

I had an idea but the reality was very illusive. I tried several things before the light came on and then, just like that, it came together.    

So much simpler than what I started with, too.  The butterfly is out of Oren Bayan size 8 thread, the flowers out of miscellaneous Lizbeth thread that I made while cleaning off shuttles. (Anyone else have a container full of flowers and other doodles?) I added a pinback to it so she can wear it.  She wore it pinned on her hat to church on Sunday. 

I liked the way it came out so well I made a couple more.


And then tried the idea with a few different buttons.

These were a lot of fun to make.

And aren't these great buttons?  The local fiber shop, Odd Balls Yarn Shop, has a lot of cool buttons to choose from.

 June 15 and 22 I'm scheduled to give beginning tatting classes at Odd Balls and plan on having each student decorate buttons with tatting.  Simple tatting with a fun result don't you think?
If anyone local out there is interested in taking one of those classes check out Odd Balls website at http://www.oddballsyarnshop.com/ or stop in the shop. It's in the Chisholm Trail Shopping Mall just south of Newton, Kansas.   I'd love to see you there. 

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
Mahatma Gandhi

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