Now, dear readers, I'm not going to talk to you about the snow and how flipping cold it is and the state of the nation's pavements (they are like ice rinks). Nor am I going to talk about how our boiler has broken down and we have no heating or hot water for the foreseeable future. Nor am I going to talk about Christmas - prep, decs, prezzies or otherwise.
No, dear readers, I am going to talk about buttons. Get a load of these little beauties that Mr J and P brought back from a recent charity shopping spree.
Didn't he do well?
So, what have I done with these buttons? Well, I've come over all crafty and I've decorated a couple of very plain IKEA frames with them. Wanna see?
This one has all green buttons complete with a green gingham embellishment!
What do you think? I spent rather a long time playing with the different colour and style combinations. In fact, I have to say that playing with them was the best bit!
Such fun! I heartily recommend this craft project. It's incredibly easy and very satisfying.
The photos I chose to put in the frames were suitably vintage - old ones of my mum. I do like looking at old black and white photos. Everyone always looks so elegant and beautifully dressed.
Love the bouffant in the one above. Note the screaming child (me). I remember that occasion very well; wasn't very keen on those pigeons!
Love my mum's sunglasses in the one below and the jaunty little neckerchief:
The one below is of my mum on her wedding day. The coat was blue mohair, she had a blue feather fascinator in her hair and matching blue suede shoes. I remember those shoes very well as she eventually gave them to me but for the life of me I can't remember what happened to them (boo hoo).
Well dear readers, I'll love you and leave you. I need to move around as I'm in danger of turning into an icicle sat here. Keep warm everyone (sob).