A couple of years ago I made this glorious vintage button ball.
She’s a favorite of mine and has appeared as a prop in many photos.
Mostly, she just spent time hanging about my studio looking pretty.
I thought this was a lovely way to display my large collection of vintage buttons.
Most of them had been pre-loved, so showed signs of use and aging.
Just the way I like them.
I can’t help but wonder who used them?
How old are they?
And… where did they come from?
Back when I made my button ball I thought to myself (as I often do)… “this will be a quick and easy project”.
Hmm… gluing each button on with a glue gun was a long and laborious undertaking.
Not to mention the numerous burns…. it seems that glue guns and I are not a good combination.
Do you do that too… underestimate just how long a creative project will take?
Well, I can honestly say I loved my button ball, so the effort was worth it.
What’s the whole point of this post you ask?
I have misplaced my button ball. I’m not even sure she came with us to the new house.
Selling a house and packing up and moving in the space of three weeks was a little crazy at the time. My studio was packed up and put in storage, many things were sold, given away or donated.
I’ve searched everywhere…. [sigh].
I suspect my button ball lives elsewhere now. I hope she is making someone else as happy as she made me.
Guess I had better start collecting vintage buttons again.
…I’ve got a vintage button ball to make!
What would you do with a vintage button collection?
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