Thursday, April 2, 2009

Craft Challenge and Totally Thankful Thursday!!


I am so excited to be joining in with Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings for her monthly craft challenge. This month was button projects. I use buttons on my hair accessories all the time, but not very much on other things, so when I saw this idea and then made it my own, it seemed perfect for my decor, fun and easy!
This was just an old 8x10 frame I had picked up at a thrift store. I painted it black then distressed the edges. I used quilted muslin and glued the buttons on(I was going to sew them, but changed my mind when I realized how many buttons I was using!) I sewed the border strips of fabric on the muslin, then did a simple black stitch around the star with embroidery thread, and softened it all with a sheer ribbon.
My family room is decorated in Americana decor, so this was perfect for the room. I think it turned out pretty cute.
If you have any button projects you'd like to share, head on over to Heidi's party and link up. I can't wait to see everyones ideas!!!
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1. My beautiful girlies hair...may seem silly to everyone, but I LOVE doing their hair. They have the locks I always wished I had!
2. Grocery day...I put it off and put it off, but I am always thrilled when I get home and put everything away, and know I have food for my family. I feel very blessed.
3. Spring soccer...I love watching Bug play, he is good, and gives 110% on the field. Plus it means summer is getting closer... instead of winter, like in fall soccer!
4. Nightmares...not mine, but my kids's...not that I like them to be scared, but I love that I can comfort and snuggle them, and they know that I can make them feel better! Lexlee just had one, and I always feel like "supermom" when they are o.k. and go back to sleep.
5. Mornings...sometimes they are rushed, sometimes they are relaxed...no matter what they are always the start of a new day, a fresh start, with no mistakes.(I heart Anne of Green Gables!)
I have so much to be thankful for! Have a great Thursday everyone!

24 comments:

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

What a great button project! That certainly looks like it will be a great addition to your Americana themed room year round!

Dawn said...

I love your button project, Tanielle! Great job!

~Dawn

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Tanielle,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
I love your button project! What a great idea and I especially love the Americanna feel of it. Now I'm inspired to make something similar for my patriotic hallway. Sweet! And glueing the buttons on is pure genius as I hate hand sewing! *smiles* Have a wonderfully blessed week!

Dawn said...

I love your button project!! What a great idea!! I bet it will look great in your room-perfect!

BranFlakes said...

Those are really cute!

Amy said...

I loved your craft. It looks wonderful. Your list was great. I am just happy my little one finally has hair.

Missy said...

Very cute, Tanielle. I love it.

Tiffany said...

The button project is adorable and that is a great list of things to be thankful for!

Kim said...

I love, love, love the button project. I am going to send my mom over to see it. Great idea!!

Shawn said...

What a great way for this very non-morning person to start looking at mornings.

I woke up this morning and the first words out of my mouth were "I hate mornings, I hate mornings, I hate mornings"! My husband just laughs. They wouldn't be so bad if they weren't so darn early!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

This is fabulous! No wonder you were so excited about sharing it!! I am so glad you decided to glue the buttons on because I would have done the same thing! :) This will definitely add some great decor to your Americana theme. Thanks for inspiring others!

jenjen said...

Wow - what a fun challenge. I love your cute project. How fun!

XOXO
Jen

shortmama said...

Cute stuff! I am doing a button butterfly decoration for my big girls room, will definitely be posting it when it is all done!

Sarah said...

I love the button project. It looks good hot glued. Matbe I'll do that with my banner. Sure would take less time!

Shaka said...
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Shaka said...

oops sent before I was done! Anyway yeah you should link it I'd love to join Thankful Thursday!

Shelby, Patrick and Kids said...

Great button craft - I really like it.

Mama Krit said...

What an awesome project! This came out so cute and would work perfectly to match a country-ish decor. Super cut. I am definitely keeping this project in mind. Thanks!

Xazmin said...

Love it! Just like everything you do! I'm going to be linking mine up before the weekend is over...I HOPE!!!

Xazmin

It's Just Me said...

I made several pillows out of the EXACT same material .

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Love the star decor. That is sooo cute! You have so much talent.

Have a great weekend!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Mornings are my favorite! I especially love it when I am the first one up and can enjoy the quiet of the morning. It is even better if I can sit outside on the back porch and watch the sunrise.

Small House said...

Great button project. So very cute.
Sandra

Katie said...

I love your button project, the quilting definitely takes it to the next level of cuteness. This is something anything anyone would be proud to display!