Our assignment was to make anything we wanted using at least five buttons and using no-harm methods (no glue, etc.) Marsha shared photos of some things she had made for other swaps and as gifts for friends, so I knew I would be getting something special. Plus, before I had even seen the list of partners, I had an e-mail from a friend who also joined the swap letting me know that I was lucky to be paired with Marsha.
She made me the prettiest little lamp with an old Kerr Mason jar, and topped it with ruffled crepe paper and a piece of lace from an old hankie (two more of my favorite things.) She filled the bottom with some beautiful blue (my favorite color) and mother of pearl buttons, plus a few little buckles - yet another of my favorite things. A friend contributed a card of Bluebird buttons. The lamp would have been enough, but she also sent a beautiful pearl bracelet made by her sister and a sweet vintage place card with a little button face. Love it all! I've already warned her that the buttons may be too pretty to leave in the jar.
Before I show you the book pages, here is a photo Marsha sent me. She opened her package from me while she was with her Wednesday Girls group. Here are some of the members with Marsha (second from left) showing the book, buttons and Trick or Treat bag I sent. Thanks, ladies, for sharing the moment. Wish I lived closer so I could join your group!
Here are the extra buttons I sent.