It's Happening at The Create Exchange

August 26, 2016

 

 

     Button, button, who's got the button? I don't know about you,but, I love buttons. My grandma started my love affair with buttons when I was an itty bitty little girl. If I was good, I got to play in her button box. I was fascinated by all the different shapes, colors and sizes. I loved having the task of finding the perfect button when she needed to sew a new one on grandpa's shirt. 

     "The impulse to collect is a basic part of the human psyche, and buttons have been admired and collected for centuries. Button collecting was recognized as an organized hobby through the founding of the National Button Society in 1938"  www.nationalbuttonsociety.org

    Buttons are an extremely useful and versatile crafting material and can really make a project special. Whether you sew  them on a crocheted hat, create button art or just like the look of a jar filled with them, finding that one perfect button can bring joy to your heart. 

 

http://artcarcentral.com/the-button-king-art-car-covered-in-buttons

 

 

 

It was another great week for projects. Thanks to everyone who shared their magic. Here's our top 3...

1. Pillow- Lori winkle found a great piece of fabric and knew just what to do with it. She says she never made a pillow before. I think this one turned out great. 

2. Purse- Ali Currie knit then felted the material to make this super cute alligator purse. The safety eyes were the perfect addition to make him come alive. 

3. Greeting Card- Stephanie AtKisson Severin used her creativity to combine themes of coffee, music and bikes to create this wonderful card.

 

Coming Up

Aug. 30th- Watercolor Stencil Class- 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sept, 7th- Card Making Group 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sept. 10th- Czech Village Farmer’s Market- 8am-1pm. Sokol Park

Sept. 25th- CzechFest- includes Build a Scarecrow contest and pumpkin decorating

 

 

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