I have finally received the last of my ornaments from the Christmas Button Swap hosted by Laurie of "Button Floozies". So now I can show you the results. First, here are the ones I made for my partners:
My hand-sewn felt deer have tiny vintage mother-of-pearl button spots on them. And I do mean TINY! These buttons are about 1/8 of an inch in diameter. I used up my supply of them on this project, and I'm looking for some more. If you know where I can get 1/8 inch mother-of-pearl buttons, please let me know!
Here's all the button-y "loot" I received in return!
First, from Laurie, our swap hostess with whom I was lucky enough to be partnered, I received this vintage-style "tussie mussie" cone, decorated with pale green velvet trim that she purchased from my eBay store earlier this year. I had no idea I'd be seeing it again! The cone has a bell on the bottom, so when it hangs on a doorknob, it makes a festive jingly sound.
This sewn piece is also from Laurie. I love the white buttons on it.
Next, we have "A Spoonful of Sugar" from Karen, of "Karen's Monday Musings". I love this simple ornament featuring some nice vintage buttons and pretty sugary sparkle. Sometimes simple is best! I'm doing an all white & cream theme for my tabletop feather tree this year, and this ornament works beautifully on it.
And, lastly, we have this pretty needlepoint ornament from Mary Helen of "Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart". I love the pastel colors and the buttons on this. And the wirework angel adds an interesting touch to the top.
All in all, another successful swap! If you would like to see what the other participants created for their partners, you can check out the Button Floozies linky party here.
Tomorrow I'll be back with some new holiday items I have made for my Etsy Fancylinda shop!