Friday, September 24, 2010

Published! Plus Some Button-y Goodness.

Welcome Somerset Studio readers! I was thrilled to see that my altered Halloween picture frame is publilshed in Somerset Studio's Vintage Halloween Issue (September/October 2010). I did a blog post about it last year. Click here to go to  the instructions. You can click the button in my sidebar to go to Somerset Studio.

 Last Friday, my friend Elizabeth and I managed to find a few hours to do some sun printing. I'd been wanting to learn for a long time and we never seemed to be able to fit it in. We finally got a chance to do it, and I can't wait to do it again. It is such a fun process! Elizabeth has photos on her blog.

Before we started, we even managed to sneak in a quick trip to an estate sale. Elizabeth got an amazing assortment of antique doilies, and I got a nice tin full of old buttons. When I got home, I decided to go outside to sort them. Miss Bordeaux was happy to come outside and "help".

Here is a closer view of the button-y goodness. There were two beaded initials in the box - an "S" and an "R". I need to think of something wonderful to do with them.

If you click on the photo below you can also see the big coat button that is right in the center and some wooden buttons at the bottom. The bright green ones and the bright blue ones with the gold border are pressed glass.

Off to the left are some rhinestone encrusted buttons. I think they would make beautiful centers for some of Elizabeth's sweater flowers. Do you think I should share some of my new toys?


Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a great blog post, Leslie. You have been very busy what with sales and printing, etc. But your big news is very cool--I love your altered frame and to have it published in such a great mag is amazingly wonderful. Congratulations.

Andrea Singarella said...

Hi Leslie,
Congratulations on the recent publishings of you art! How exciting! I am heading to the bookstore this week and will have to check them out. It was so nice to see you out junking. :)

Elizabeth said...

That was a fabulous button score, Leslie!!!! I would love some of those buttons perhaps a swap for one or two finished sweater pins that you could use as gifts??? Love the frame and the publication is such a well deserved feather in your cap!!!