Happy Friday to you! this week has just flown by on the wings of time (trite statement), but before I forget I must thank you all for the wonderful things you said on my Moxie Fab challenge win. It was so much fun, and I was actually pushed out of my comfort zone to create that card. Your encouragement and cheers got me all the way!
And here I find myself participating on a special challenge on the very last day possible.
Betsy Veldman is one really inspiring person to me. From the first day I found her lovely blog I have never been able to stop poring over every detail of her designs and creations. She is totally amazing.
Ok, so she had a challenge and I simply had to participate. I dusted off an old, old box of buttons that my mother has stashed away in her drawer.
... it simply did not look promising. But I dug. and dug. and dug. as quietly as possible so as not to wake my room-mates (sisters), because it was already quite late. And with what I found, I paired these lovely old crocheted flowers that my mother created for handmade baby clothes so many years ago. Definitely more than 20 years past. Is that vintage enough?
then I did something that was not good of me to do. I removed (in other words, tore) a page out of an old book. It is a soft copy of David Livingstone that isn't holding together too well; it has been in my home for close to 30 years. I wanted to keep the story, so I used the contents page. The other blank pages were covered with toddler-scribbling.. I did it. Many years ago. But scribbling is not vintage.
Isn't that top corner of the page yummy? Worn down with time and fingering ...
and these aged buttons, still with the threads from being stitched to shirts and dresses ...
these few buttons will not go to waste. They will be treasured for some future project that will befit their grand ancestry...
thank you all, girls, for visiting with me today. Have a blessed weekend!