Monthly Archives: January 2011

When I came into work today our porch was covered in doves. I had noticed that they had visited in the past, by the droppings they left behind. I will spare you the picture of the other side of the ledge…yuck! I think they find our porch very comfortable. There had to be about 18 of them this morning. I didn’t want to disturb them, and took my pictures through the window. I have to admit, even with the mess that they leave, they were really fun to have around. I hope they come back to greet me tomorrow….
I just love buttons and have jars of them.
A friend gave me a wonderful button necklace, and my wheels just started spinning.
Could I do something useful with my 1,000’s of buttons?
That is when the idea of a needle threader came to mind.
It is like a jigsaw puzzle, sorting and stacking, finding just the right ones…
Aren’t these cute!
I had a lot of fun doing them.
This is just the start, I think I will do fobs next!
The girls have been in and changed out the curio for us.
These are three of my favorite new pieces.
P.S.
The teacup scissor frog that I showed has already been been sold….
I received a wonderful surprise last week….
A friend sent me a bag of goodies. Included in this bag of goodies was a bag full of wooden spools of sewing thread. They are just too beautiful not to put on display. The threads are the most incredible colours.
Some are silk, but each of them have a very deep rich color to them.I even love the labels. They are so vintage!
I will take them to the shop for awhile so that you can enjoy them too…

I told you that if you wanted any of the new scissor flower frogs to hurry in….
Well they are gone!
I have a new beautiful little tea cup frog right now,
or for the moment I guess I should say…
I will work on bringing in a couple of others
and let you have the sneak peek
before I put them out in the shop and they disappear!