This week I received a custom order from a man in the UK who will be attending his brother's wedding next weekend. He wanted a small green boutonnière to coordinate with his wife's dress. I made him one using this emerald green dupioni silk and this beautifully patterned cotton print from Japan. Then I looked through my collection of vintage buttons to find the perfect one for that flower. I always cut more fabric than I need, so I decided to make a couple more. I have just posted these in my Etsy shop. Click here.
I think this one is my favorite. It's 2" (5cm) in diameter, which makes it a nice size to grace the lapel of a jacket. Click here to go to the listing on Etsy.
I think I got this button at a vintage show in Alameda, CA about 2 years ago. It features graceful gold metal leaves and silver faceted accents, which catch the light.
Here's the other lapel pin. This one has a cool vintage Czech glass button with a cluster of gold luster (ooh...that rhymes)...flowers on the bottom. You can see it on my Etsy shop by clicking here.
I also had a custom request from a piano teacher, which prompted me to dig out some musical themed fabric from my stash. My sister is a piano teacher, and I bought this fabric thinking to make something for her. Well, the custom order did not pan out, but I'm making some flowers with this fabric and a couple of others with musical notes, so stay tuned. Ha! That's sort of a pun...I'm just on a roll today...