Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Not much to tell or show,

like everybody else, I am so busy making prezzies. And a lot of the projects I have made or am working on at the mo can't be shown, because they may or may not be for people who read my blog. I suppose I could show the little gift tags I made though -



hmm, no idea why I took this pic on my desk, under my desk lamp and without flash, silly me -

I did go to a couple of charity shops, but only because I was hunting for something specific. Didn't find what I was looking for, but I found this -


I felt soooooooooo greedy, snapping up all seven bags of buttons, but I could see that sets of buttons had been split between bags, so I HAD to buy them all, you do understand, don't you? There were MOP buttons, old Victorian buttons, Art Deco buttons, pressed glass buttons in gorgeous shapes, oh, did I mention MOP buttons? BIG mother of pearl buttons, teene weeny ones, all sorts.

Has it ever happened to you that you start doing something (ahem, like sorting newly acquired buttons ) and the resident poltergeists play tricks with your clocks? I could have sworn I only sorted for half hour or so, but according to the clock I was at it for 3 1/2 hours, lol. Bliss, sheer bliss.

Gotta get back to another Xmas prezzie project now, so this is a short post ( well short for me, lol ). Enjoy your day and whatever you are doing,

xx

15 comments:

Michela said...

So special your tags! Is there anything that you can't do?! I wish I could be so clever..sgrunch!

juanitatortilla said...

Lizzie, are you trying to build a house made of buttons? I suspect you are. A MOP house of buttons, perhaps.

Anyway, that was real sneaky of the shop to split the button sets. Of course you've HAD to get all 7 bags of them, that means.

Funny thing is, I thought of making gift tags this afternoon. But decided, 'Neh...' Do people toss gift tags aside once the present is unwrapped? Or do they keep them? I have kept some, and have been using carton scraps as tags. (You know, that whole recycling theme I have going on? Hehehe.)

Elizabethd said...

Your tags are so attractive . But what are you going to do with a million buttons?!

Florence and Mary said...

Great tags, that's one thing I often have a change to make, a few gift tags for peeps!

Victoria xx

bekimarie said...

Oooh playing with buttons, what a lovely way to while away your time ;)
Gorgeous tags, i'm hoping to sit down tonight and make some.
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Floss said...

Not jealous, not jealous, not jealous...

Sarah said...

You absolute cow!!!!! OMG there are so many buttons and I bet you don't NEED any of them do you?!! I on the other hand do need buttons and I think it would almost be worth a flight to come and buy a few bags of my own.

I bet there are thousand of old ladies in NZ who sit with their jars of buttons between their legs refusing to give them up. I tell you there are none to be found. Horrid little beasties they are - the ladies not the buttons.

Kate said...

I can't believe the luck you have with buttons - are you making a pearly queen outfit? Lovely tags by the way ..

LissyLou said...

7 bags???
7 bags??!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh I have fallen in love with buttons. Old lady and never collected buttons before. Never had time to do anything with them. Now I have all the time in the world. Just loving it.
QMM

Lace hearts said...

I would have snapped up those buttons as well - how wonderful. And I would have happily spent several hours going through them as well.
I love your gift tags, and there's nothing wrong with the photograph - that's the sort of photograph I always post.

Country Nanny said...

Wow! your gifts tags are sooo vintage! I love them so much :)
I have lots of buttons too: some are very old too. They are a gifts of my mother's aunts!
Thanks for visiting my blogs!
Lots of love.
Elisa

Rebecca said...

Jumpin jehosafats! I'm jealous.

You do know I need buttons for my sock monkeys to see. The poor blind monkeys!

ox rebecca

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Kelly said...

What great tags!!!
You must have som many buttons by now!! Your blog should be called Lululiz in button heaven!!!