Monday, June 4, 2012

Two projects to share

Hey, just a quick post to share a couple of projects I created some time ago.  I made both of these in April, but couldn't share them until I'd given them to my sister.  Her birthday has passed now I can share!

This first one was inspired by several framed button projects I've seen on the net.  Seeing those put some ideas in my brain.  Then, as I worked it evolved into this.

Ahhh.  This makes me smile.  I used all vintage buttons from my estate auction stash.  If you've followed my blog for a while you know how much I love them.  I just had to add that sentiment from PTI's Love Lives Here stamp set.  It says it all.

The other gift I created for my sister is an altered teacup.  I took the idea directly from Vicki Chrisman's blog post here.  And I let her know that I just had to copy her idea!

My sister collects pretty teacups and saucers.  So when I saw Vicki's pretty teacups, I knew I had to make one!
I brought my old hot glue gun up from the basement for this project.  I hadn't used it in years.  It still works :)
I had fun with this project.  I even tucked a few pieces of vintage lace into this teacup.

Well, I'd better get moving.  Thanks so much for taking a look!


  1. These are so pretty! I'll bet your sister adored them!!

  2. Very beautiful gifts! I love how soft the heart looks with the background and the frame. Perfect sentiment and I love the lower buttons with it. The tea cup is sweet, that's a great idea.

  3. Simply stunning, Susie. i'm sure your sister loved both of these fabulous creations. Well worth the wait to share with all of us!TFS


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