|I bought these beautiful capiz shells (sometimes known as a windowpane oyster) from Belinda (Ginger Rose) at a fair last year. They have sat in my workroom while I wondered what to do with them...|
|The answer came to me when I bought someone's vintage/antique collection of mother-of-pearl and abalone shell buttons. I love these old buttons and would much rather reuse them than to buy new ones. Besides, modern buttons that guarantee being from an ethical source (which I feel is important), command quite high prices. (Example.)|
|Out came some of my favourite pieces of antique lace for this little project...|
|I carefully glued sections of the lace to each shell...|
|Love how these look now...|
They then became a pretty way of packaging a mixed selection of the buttons.
|All wrapped in cellophane, they make a sweet gift for the sewer. I shall probably be bringing these with me to the next fair I attend.|
Other items I've made so far this week include some greetings cards - I used scraps of antique fabric combined with ephemera.
|This one is a combination of vintage wallpaper and a woollen heart.|
|Two more lavender-filled hearts made from French linens...|
|And a pretty cushion, created from vintage hand embroidery and a c1970's John Lewis floral fabric.|
Thank you for your kind comments and good wishes left on my previous post...
And thanks for stopping-by today,
Have a lovely weekend,