Pendants from Grandmother’s Button Box

My blog post about using buttons from my grandmother’s button box was inspired by a Facebook friend who sent me the following message: Do you make any jewelry with buttons? If so, could I commission you to make six sets of something with a button collection I’ve had since childhood?I accepted the challenge. Since my […]

Making Things

Bird By Bird Bracelet(click to enlarge) My all-time favorite book on writing is Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird. The title refers to an event that took place while she was growing up; her brother was assigned a school project on birds and became overwhelmed by the enormity of it. Then my father sat down beside […]

Grandmother’s Button Box

Did your mother have a button box? Mine did; maybe she still does. It was a shiny green and gold Christmas tin, filled to the top with beautiful buttons of every description. When I was a child, I spent hours sifting through it, sorting the baubles by color and size, appreciating the cheerful clatter as […]