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Review: Button It Up
There's a great chapter all about the history of buttons, which also encompasses extraordinary button shops and also how to make your own buttons.
And then, there are 80 projects using wonderful vintage buttons in all kinds of ways. There's lots of fun jewelry, encompassing all kinds of interesting techniques. I love this stringing!
...And I think this is stunning. I really love the photo styling in this book as well - things are kept very simple, which really lets the buttons shine.
Susan also uses buttons in some lovely home projects - like these cafe curtains, which are made from cloth napkins - genius!
There's also a group of projects by contributing crafty-folk. I think Kayte's button cards are so pretty.
Seriously, GASP. This amazing button tree is by Sarah Johner. And yes, I have already acquired the styrofoam cone to make my own. Just need to get more buttons. Oh, darn.
I'm super honored to have a little something in here myself. This tote was born of an incredible wooden-button score I made on eBay.
I had a little glimpse into the making of this book, and got to watch Susan acquire insanely-beautiful buttons from all kinds of sources. I think that's part of the fun of Button It Up - not only are the projects are wonderful, you also get a huge dose of button eye-candy. Yum yum.
There might be a giveaway here in the near future. But you didn't hear that from me. Oh, and check out the book's website for more goodies.