susanstars, contributor | August 9th, 20136 comments
I wanted to make some pretty button-themed treats for my book party this weekend, so I baked some button shortbread cookies and whipped up these fun button cupcake toppers, too. Here's how to make your own version any time you have something crafty to celebrate!
This Owl Activity Blanket is a fantastic developmental tool for infants as they begin to explore the world around them-especially tags! This blanket idea is a great use of extra ribbons, bows, seam tape and other do-dad's you have lying around. The Activity Blanket is a quick and fun handmade gift for the next new mother in your life. It is available on my ZhalaClothing shop here.
If you have a plain pair of shoes that need a little pick-me-up, how about adding a button rosette for a sweet and spring-y makeover? Choose two favorite buttons in coordinating colors for a super-personalized update.
If you're lucky enough to live in Seattle or Southern California, don't miss Urban Craft Uprising or the first-ever LA Craftacular! Along with great handmade jewelry and craft shopping, there are lots of cool extras like DIY projects and craft book signings, too.
susanstars, contributor | July 27th, 20083 comments
I love vintage and new buttons, but as I've accumulated more and more of them, my collection has been getting a bit out of control. So I came up with a few ideas for keeping them streamlined instead of letting them take over my whole craft room.