Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm a "Floozie"!

....A Button Floozie that is! (now get your head out of the gutter!LOL!) I had been stalking this site for a while - just checking everyone out, their creations, and the pics they post to Flickr of their stashes and projects.

I have LOADS of buttons, just started using some for my projects, so I thought I'd ask to be a part of the group. I have a whole lot of buttons that were my Grandmothers, and I just remembered that several years ago, I was given a whole big box of buttons on cards that an ex-girlfriend of mine came into from a friend of hers. Also, this summer I have been hunting at my northern antique shops and picked up several bags of buttons...some of them for a $1!

Here is a picture of some "HONKING" buttons on the left(I don't know why I just started using this word lately - weird!)- check out how big they are compared to a quarter!! I think they are Bakelite and they are a little "crazed". They have to be from the 60's or 70's and I would picture them on some lady's spring coat. What do you think?

Here is a close-up picture of a button flower I made for a card I put together recently. I used a large green felt flower from Stampin' UP! as the base, 2 regular buttons with a fabric button for the middle. These were held together with large glue dots.

While checking out all the people in the group and their comments, one thing that still puzzles me..... If you find a button (not on a card 'cause that would be a helpful giveaway) how do you know if it's "vintage"??? Dumb question, maybe, but I'd really like someone to explain it to me!

I am watching the Steeler Game while typing this blog - you know it's taking me forever to finish this! I really have to trek to the basement to work on something...I've really got to work on my Autumn Swap stuff.

Until tomorrow friends.....

6 comments:

Vicki C said...

I was just over there.. first time I'd seen it .. and WOW... for a button lover that blog is a dream!! How cool!

~Cheryl said...

Bev! Love those buttons! They're so neat!! :)

Looks like you've been really busy since the last time I've popped over here!!

Check out my blog- I "tagged" you!

Have a great weekend!!!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Button Floozies is a neat blog. I love buttons, too. Sometimes I just love to scoop a bunch out of a big jar and feel them between my fingers. OK-does that sound weird? I just love all the different textures and sizes. Those big bertha buttons that you have probably did come off of a coat-they are pretty cool!

Dana said...

Loving those buttons! A real button bonanza! thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to see you again :) Dana

Jules said...

Your blog is fun to read. I collect buttons too and need to use them more!

Christina C. said...

Congratulations! that is such a cool site, looks like tons of fun. Can't wait to see what you do. I have tons of buttons that I just have sitting in a jar. :D