I saw these chipboard notebooks at Michael's a couple of months ago, so I bought them and kept them idle until I could think of how to use them. When I happened upon a box of denim fabric squares a friend had given me, I decided to create a button book. I have a lot of plain, but interesting non-collectible buttons in my collection. Having so many to chose from, I just started by picking out groups of color-matched ones. Now that the book is complete, I enjoy looking at the variety of buttons in it. And I know the children (and adults) in my life will, too. If you'd like to order the Instruction Page for this book, click the book image below. Contact me at holeybuttons.com for an Instruction Sheet.
Pink Button Fish on Display!
I am pretty excited about my button art, Pink Button Fish, being part of the Tarpon Springs FL Illuminated Art Box Project! It makes me so happy that button art was accepted.
I finally traveled to Tarpon Springs to get a photo of my Button Fish art. It's part of this year's Tarpon Springs FL Illuminated Art Box Project. You can see it on Dodecanese Blvd across the street from Dimitri's on the Water Greek Restaurant.
For more information on the show & sale, click here: Florida State Button Society Show
Flowers for Button Bouquets
This National Button Society’s “Capturing the Magic of Buttons" button craft workshop features flowers for a Button Bouquet. It was presented by Sylvia Liszka Durell, leader of the NBS Creating with Buttons Program Committee. You can see the recorded part of the program on YouTube at:
Creating With Buttons--
Saturday, June 12, 2021-- 2-4pm
I will be presenting a Button Bouquet tutorial that will give you ideas on how to use interesting little salt shakers and miniature vases to show off your pretty buttons. They make unique thank-you gifts and holiday gifts as well. All you need are buttons, floral wire and tape, a bit of greenery (optional) and pretty containers.
I will explain in the tutorial how to make the pictured miniature shoe display and various flowers in the bouquet below..
Dill Buttons from Germany
I got about 3 dozen cards of Dill Buttons the other day at an estate sale.
The headquarters of the Dill button factory is the German town Bärnau in Bavaria. The town lies between Nuernberg and Prague. Buttons have been manufactured here for more than 100 years and the town in the heart of Europe became the button center of the world.
The town of Bärnau has a museum which is globally unique – the German Button Museum. Here visitors can find out about the history of button production in Bärnau through text and images, as well as exhibition items - some of which are of historical value.
Pink Button Fish
It started with the beautiful fabric a friend gave me. It waited until I got the inspiration to do a pink fish of buttons on it. So I sorted out through my craft buttons to find the pinks and blues I liked. I came across the pretty vintage handkerchief in my sewing things and thought it would work well as the fins. I think she looks quite feminine! It measures 16" x 20".
"Thank You" Button Bouquet
I created this "Thank You" button bouquet for a friend. I always find salt and pepper shakers to use in the thrift stores. I think this yellow watering can might have been used previously for a floral bouquet. It was the perfect size for my button flowers.
Button Tribute to Mother's Day
I finished this just in time for Mother's Day earlier this month. The drawings are from a "Moda" advertisement in an old quilting magazine, which I cut out and glued to the board. I drew the border to capture my yellow buttons heart. The size is 9" x 12".
Sylvia Liszka Durell, Author
Owner of HoleyButtons.com and a founding member of the Hernando County Button Collectors Group in Florida.