We need buttons! Free Clip Art 1890's Fashions Make a Witch! Donate a Button Win Antique Lace and Trim
Hi everyone! Thursday was another wonderful day at "my" shop, The Legacy. We are so low on buttons. The store receives donations all the time but not many buttons have come in this month. If you have any to spare we would love to have them! Our address is:
781 Gravenstein Hwy South
Sebastopol CA 95472
The store manager gave me the O.K. to hold a drawing. Mail at least one button (or as many as you can bear to part with) to enter. On October 15th we will hold a drawing. The prize will be a bag of bits and snippets of old lace, thread and other goodies.
The store has a plastic flowerpot full of buttons and each child that comes in can select 3 free buttons. They love it and it keeps them happy and busy, searching for just the right one. But our pot is almost empty!!
Now for some free clip art. My sister sent me a picture of these fabulous witches.
I have just the thing so you can make your own. They are fashion plates from the 1870's.
The Legacy is a small, but very full thrift store. Everything has been donated and the proceeds go to the Sebastopol Senior Center. The most wonderful thing is what they specialize in; sewing, quilting, fabric, crafty stuff, yarn, books, scrapbooking, stamping, embroidery, ribbon and trim etc. It’s like a Jo-Ann’s or Michaels’ thrift store. They also have vintage lace and linens. This little shop has been my soft place to fall. It’s magical. Now onto the buttons… My last name, Bouton, is French for button. Ironically I am now in charge of the button donations at the Legacy and I LOVE it. Wanting to make a pretty button card to sew the loose buttons on led me to the discovery of clip art. Luckily I found "JustSomethingIMade" and "the Graphics Fairy". Kindred spirits! Then I realized I had 1000’s of similar images, dating to the 1700’s. Inspired, I created a blog to share all this ephemera with you creative ones. All because of buttons! And that is how Bumble Button came to exist.