Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HandSewing, Button Swap and Gluebook Pages Swap

Starting with a piece of cream wool from my stash, I hand sewed a bunch of bits and pieces of needlework in whites and creams, adding black stitching and black seam binding. Of course, I had to add some pearl buttons at the top and some very old black glass ones in a row. After all, what is a project without buttons? Unless it is a gluebook? :)  I sewed the piece onto a piece of heavy felt, adding a pocket at the top for a dowel, which I finished off with more seam binding in bows and for a hanger.

Above is my Button project made for Tami's Creative Button Swap. My swap partner was Laurie at Indulge My Shelf. I used an old book cover as the bas, added the reproduction note card behind an old photo card then used lots and lots of very old china buttons, dating from the 1880's or so. Finished it off with some great needlework edging.

I am SO EXCITED waiting on my Vintage GlueBook Swap from Mary to arrive hopefully this week! Here are my 7 pages for the swap.   (I realized after I uploaded them that they are not cropped)


  1. Congrats!!! I love it, Linda K! What a fun project this was. Your glue book is pretty awesome, where do you get all those pics? You must not have any room in your drawers at al. ;o)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. You are so right! I do not have room left in my drawers and it has nothing to do with glubooks!

  3. Linda, I love your lacey artwork! I've been wanting to make something with all my bits and pieces but keep putting it off. Your gluebook pages are GORGEOUS!

  4. Oh, your fiber piece is lovely! And of course my button piece; and I am sooo excited to get my gluebook from Mary, too! Did you get yours yet?



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