Greetings lovely friends & readers
Sometime back in very early December I entered a competition run by Barb of Theodora Cleave. I really love Barb's buttons .... well everything she designs really - & I subscribe to her online newsletter which is where I first read about the competition.
You had to share a Tradition you engage in each Christmas so I emailed Barb & shared one I had begun with my own sons & now continue with my grandsons. In the hectic leadup to Christmas I must admit I forgot all about entering until Barb's email popped into my inbox informing me I was one of the two winners. I was so delighted & a couple of weeks ago Barb's box of goodies arrived - all packaged up beautifully like opening the most special advent calendar.
Oh My !!!! I could barely breathe .... the packages just kept on coming. How special I felt that day & my mind was spinning with projects & things to create with the beautiful array of buttons & handprinted ribbons I had won 💕💗
The week following my receiving the prize I decided it was high time I actually did something with some of the buttons!! These two tags above were my first attempt - they are a pattern from an old Christmas issue of Simply Vintage Magazine - pictured below.
I thought the pockets would be ideal to pop the Garden Voucher in rather than buying a birthday card. I used some of the buttons from Barb to adorn my pockets instead of the applique flowers that Fee used on hers.
Hard to show up in my photograph but the wax just bought out the filigree in the frame so well. My picture looks great hanging just above the Nesting Tables in my dining room.
Well dear friends - although I would dearly LoVe to go to my Craft Room & play - I am actually off to pack a bag as I head to my Mum's early tomorrow morning. Thank You as always for your visits here today.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend - be good & kind to yourselves & to each other,
With much love & friendship to you all,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x