Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Buttoned Up

Oh my, what a week I had! Busy, busy, busy - but I guess we're all in that boat! My son, Chris, is a senior in high school and captain of his wrestling team. Wrestling season is BUSY, and yesterday was an all day tournament at another high school, where Chris placed 2nd in his weight class (182). I know we aren't supposed to brag, but I love bragging on my children! Here's a cute pic of him I took while he was chatting in the stands before his final match - I love my handsome boy!

And this is him with his medal:

Okay, enough of my proud mom act! On to some craftiness!

This week's Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz is "All Buttoned Up" - make a project that features buttons. I chose to make a button tree. I have seen photos of several of these over the years, and finally got myself in gear and got one completed. I have the supplies to make a couple more, but I just haven't found the time to get them done - at this rate, it will be next Christmas before I make them!

It's just a styrofoam tree base, which you can get at any craft store, and lots of buttons and pins. I dipped some of the pins in glue and then microbeads to add a bit of texture.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone else is doing better with their Christmas preparations than I am. Gotta get busy and get some shopping done this week! Big hugs to you all!


  1. Gorgeous tree with beautiful buttons! YEAH and congratulations to Chris and his wonderful Mother!! I love seeing what everyone's children are doing! Hugz!

  2. Why wouldn't you brag if you had a gorgeous son like you have. Love your button tree turned out super and love the soft colours you used.

  3. Your son is adorable! And your tree looks amazing! I wouldn't have even thought to make something like this!

  4. Hi Theresa! Yes, and why should you not be proud of your cub. he is a real cutie and to place 2nd is no small feat, especially at his age level! Proud Mommy moments are wonderful! And that tree. Oolala. The most original tree I've seen! I found you at The Outlawz and it is my joy to now follow you. Merry Christmas Theresa! Spirited Love, Samara

  5. This is so beautiful! Your whole blog is wonderful. You had inquired about the bunny on my candy bar wrapper I made. I wish I could take credit but it's a JoLee's sticker that I've had for YEARS and thought I should finally stop hoarding. Maybe you could create something with some felt? Wish I had a template or something for you. Thanks for your kind words about my work!


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