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Dec 31, 2012

Just Playing Around a Bit

Hi there,

I can't believe the new year is almost here already! Along with celebrating Christmas, we had some Birthdays and Anniversaries too in December..January brings a bunch more birthdays...so I'll be busy making cards. I did get a chance to play with some other things in between time.

I made some small fascinators for the hair. What do you think of them?

I also made some jersey bracelets for fun.
While I was making the fascinators, I couldn't help but notice some of the unique buttons I've collected or been given over the years. Here's a small sampling. 
That big button in the middle is off my mother's coat from way back. It's a wooden button from the 60's. I have two of them and will probably never use them. They remind me of my Mom...maybe I should incorporate them into a photo or something. I love those flowery looking buttons, and that leather one too...they're all kind of different!

Well, onto some babysitting grandkids, and then some cards!

Have a wonderful day.


  1. Those are pretty! Hope you are having a fabulous New Year's! :)

  2. Fantastic work on your projects.

    Happy 2013 from Chrissie xx

  3. Really like the green one!
    My mom has a button collection too. She was given a bunch form my grandmother (who was a seamstress) They are neat to look at and hold great sentimental value to her too :)

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