It has been a busy time of year in the studio (and at home), getting ready for holiday shows, making gifts for family and friends...
I sew a bit, crochet a bit, someday hope to learn how to knit, and made my first clay button about (GASP, my does time fly!) 18 years ago. At the time I had little access to a studio or equipment, so it was a fun way to get my hands on clay. Since then, buttons have become a staple in my studio rotation. They are something I can work on while the kids are playing with clay, they fit neatly into all the nooks and crannies of the kiln that I am always looking to fill. While I haven't embellished enough of my own clothes with these buttons yet, I do have a sweet flannel bag that my grandma Esther made for me that I have added a few to for some added decoration. This bag had been laundered many times, and I am thrilled to report that the buttons go through the wash and even the dryer (on a low-medium heat setting) very well.
The buttons in the photo are all destined for new homes this weekend. 200 of these lovelies have been included into swag bags for the etsyRain Homemade Holiday show that I am participating in. If you are one of the lucky 100 people each day that get a swag bag, I hope you find a great use for your button, and I would love to see photos of where they end up!
More info about the swag bags can be found here (they look awesome - I really want one): http://www.handmaderain.com/
More info about the etsyRain Handmade Holidays show can be found here: http://etsyrain.com/shows/etsyrain-2012-handmade-holiday-show