Tuesday, December 8, 2015

And the winner is..............

Good Afternoon Dear Reader!

Today is the day when the winner of my portion of the Greatest Gift is Love blog hop is announced! I was supposed to do this earlier this morning, but little B was clingy boy and I didn't have much time to sit down and type!

Sooooo thanks to Random.org, the winner is  ** DRUM ROLL** Karalee Gross!! CONGRATULATIONS KARALEE!!!

Please get in touch with me so I can send your little quilted tree off to you! Thank you everyone who entered!! :-)

Till next time --

Happy Crafting!! 

Friday, December 4, 2015

WIP Weekend!

Happy Friday Dear Reader!

Can you believe it?? I finally have a WIP post ON the right day!!

I have been making quilted mug mats and I think everyone will be getting at least one this holiday season! I am hooked -- love how they are turning out, and mug mats/rugs are one of the new items that will be coming to Buttons In The Attic in 2016. Mr. Buttons and I have been discussing ways to refocus the shop, and adding more quilted items is one of the ways we are looking at -- as well as bumping up the number of stitcheries offered, more rug hooked items and punchneedle items. We are also talking about offering various holiday items year round as well -- snowmen, santas, bunnies, Americana and the like.

ANYway -- here are some of the mug mats -- **squee** I am in love!  (Yes -- these are the same pattern as the ornament I am offering in the giveaway (see below -- and be sure to enter and join in the blog hop!) just in a bigger size! I could even do matching ornaments and mug mats!

Back to sewing!!

Till next time!
Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Greatest Gift Is Love Blog Hop!!

Good morning dear Reader!

I am excited to say that I am joining in my VERY first blog hop and I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful time!!

Welcome to our Greatest Gift is Love
Blog Hop Giveaway

Below you will find the links of all blogs participating
I hope that you will pay each of them a visit to sign up for their ornament
while you are on their blogs be sure to follow them as well!

This little quilted tree is what you could win from me! 

That is Correct this blog hop is a bit different
You will go to each blog to sign up for their ornament
You can sign up for my donation of Quilted Tree Ornament
By Leaving a comment on this post

For extra chances you can share on
Google Plus
Be sure to let me know in your ONE comment 
where all you share this at
Also remember to leave me contact info
if you do not have it enabled for me to easily contact you

Good Luck!! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

WIP it up....Monday!

Ok Dear Readers--

I just want to apologize for being away for so long! Mr. Buttons has Sunday and Monday off so my weekends are off too, and in the past month, I have meant to sit down and write all of you with updates and before I know it, it is Monday, and does Monday really count for a weekend? lol! But I am gonna try and get my blogging up and running again!!

I have been busy with making new things and coming up with new ideas for my Etsy shop. I have really given some thought to what my direction will be. I have been weaving, so I really want to have my woven items in my household category, and I have some new ideas to 'freshen up' my stitcheries -- my pillows in particular. I really enjoy making my stitcheries, but I think they could stand a bit of an update -- new pictures for sure and a new finishing treatment. Stay tuned!

I am also going back and incorporating some of my older crafts -- rug hooking, doing more punch needle, more dolls, making more candle mats -- I have had requests for dolls and Mr. Buttons would appreciate me not chasing the holidays QUITE so much -- he wants me to focus more on the everyday items and have the holidays round things out, not have such a huge presence in my shop to the point that I ignore the mundane. While I see his point -- and while Christmas is my favorite holiday -- chasing the holidays does make me crazy! So I will follow his suggestion and bring some new ideas and items to my shop.

In that regard -- here are some rug hooked sunflowers I have been working on!

They are hooked using #6 wool cuts (6/32 of an inch wide) and were hooked onto preshrunk Monk's Cloth. The petals are done 'proddy style' and are between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch wide. They are going to be finished by being turned into little pillows and then made into Make Dos by sewing them onto rusty bed springs. The flowers themselves are about 8 inches wide and should be right around 10 --11 inches high when sewn onto the bed springs.

These are a few of the items that are going to be coming soon to my shop! I have really enjoyed sharing my new Hooked Sunflowers with you!

Take care, and I will be back soon with  more updates!

Until then, happy crafting! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WIP Wendsday

Hello Dear Readers!

I hope one of you can answer this for me-- WHERE did February go??? Just feels like yesterday was the last day of January and POOF! Here we are in MARCH!!! I just don't know where it went!

I have been doing a lot of work on Squishie Love and I have just been filling orders for  Buttons. I have had some orders for my candle mats and I have new things on the cutting table that will get finished up soon!

On the Squishie Love side of things, I have been busily sewing and crocheting lots of fun toys. I had planned on opening Squishie Love last weekend, but Mr. Buttons ended up being really sick and he finally went and was seen on Tuesday after he tried to work and was diagnosed with Bronchitis of all things! So lots of soup and hot coffee and meds. Poor hubby! Hoping he feels better soon because he hates being sick.

But back to Squishie Love! Here is a quick peek at one cutie that is heading over soon-- Say hello to LemonDrop the Sock Monkey!

I just LOVE how he came out! And he will soon be joined by a little pink sock monkey named Rosie and a couple turtles and a teddy bear or two and more! I have also discovered a brand of totally AWESOME crochet hooks! I love love LOVE them! I have been using the standard Susan Bates/ Boye aluminum hooks, but I have been crocheting so much lately that my hands were cramping and I would have to set my work aside. Where there is one doll that I am working on that I needed an 'E' hook for--which is a hook you can't just run down to Michael's or Walmart to pick up and required a trip to my local yarn store. There I discovered the Addi Swing crochet hook-which is an ergonomic style of crochet hook. They are a bit spendy, but my first day with my new hooks, I was able to crochet all day with nary a twitch or issue. I am in LOVE with them! I am able to crochet without having to grip my hook tightly--which is GREAT when dealing with the smaller gauge hooks.


Starting Friday, I am going to be sharing recipes with all of you, Dear Readers, in what I will be calling my Friday Recipe Box. I am going to be sharing old family favorites, new recipes that I have found, and ones that I have created myself. I will be sharing actual meals that I have prepared--complete with pictures! I can hardly wait! I really enjoyed sharing my cookie recipes with you a couple Christmases back that I thought I would make it a regular, weekly feature!

Well it is late and I should wrap up for now!

Take care my friends and keep crafting!