Friday, March 20, 2009

Button Charm Bracelet


A little something I whipped up last week but forgot to share. When my nieces come to visit they always insist on leaving with a button from the re-purposed plastic peanut butter jar. They know exactly where to go to pick one out. I'm amazed by their obssession with these little bits of plastic, they act as though they're receiving a gold coin. I'm sure my sister's car is strewn with abandoned buttons by the time they make their long trip home. I came up with the button charm bracelet last week. Now when they visit rather than walking out with a simple button, they can walk out with a new charm sewn onto their bracelet ;)

If you've read this far I know you're killing yourself wondering where those bird buttons come from. Pop over to reREAD to find them.

13 comments:

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

What a sweet idea! Lucky kids.

i cant sew said...

i bought a similar button braclet from my friends at lilly cottage and my girls just love to wear it. they make them in kids sizes but never seem to have any in stock. maybe i should attempt one...
those buttons are really super no wonder they treat them like gold.
%*_*%

Jill said...

So cute! I wish I could hang around your button jar! :)

littlechrissy said...

What a great idea. They must drive their mum mad with the constant begging to go and visit you :-)

sophie said...

Oh those birds, and the braclets...so sweet, so simple and just perfect.

I wanted to email you to let you know where the fabric came from for my smocks. I am not sure where you are geographically, I am in Sydney (Northern beaches) this fabric came from a shop called Hai Ha in Cabramatta on John St.

Ali said...

This is such a beautiful idea Rebecca! It's lovely the notion of passing on a love of buttons, but also the fact that the girls receive them with such preciousness!

AnastasiaC said...

so so pretty - love those buttons!!

Sophie Appleby said...

Oh i just love those buttons! Very cute indeed!

handmaiden said...

you would be my fav auntie with all these beautiful buttons

Kii said...

The bird buttons are just too beautiful !!

<3

'fancypicnic' said...

Brilliant! One way to be no1 auntie! I love it x

Bek said...

What a neat idea. And yes, I love those bird buttons and am checking out the link right now.

Bird Bath said...

that is such a wonderful, crafty idea. I'm sure the girls will cherish these memories and buttons:)