ever since i was very small i've loved buttons...
my mom had a wooden box filled with them - beautiful sparkly "diamond" buttons, pearly white ones, plain ones, pretty ones, not-so pretty ones
on rainy days we four kids would dump it carefully onto the kitchen table and one would draw their finger through the shimmering pile, first down the middle, dividing it in half, and then cross-wise, through the centre again
we'd pick our piles and then the sorting would again, looking for favourites, looking to see who got the "diamond"button
no wonder then that i love to make them
first i made snippet lace, a wonderful technique i learned in classes over at karen ruane's site, "contemporary embroidery"
attaching one piece to some lovely crinkled silk, the other to rustic linen
lines basted, embroidery next
little ribbon roses, tiny french knots
clustered here and there
a buckle for a form
and then two little buttons!
the round white one is made on the usual snap-form available in many sizes in general sewing stores
no plan for these pretties - i made them not to put on something specific... simply because i wanted to
someday they'll find their way onto a project or two but in the meanwhile i'll just enjoy looking at them
and you can bet i'll be keeping my eyes open for other unusual ideas for button forms...