Second on the 2nd for October 2016

it has been awhile since I’ve played along in Elizabeth’s Second look on the 2nd challenge but I thought I would share this post from five years ago which happened to be on the 2nd of October…

button cuff completa…

she kindly sent me home with a blank black elastic cuff stitched and ready to be decorated…

I finally got busy yesterday while watching a little Doc Martin on tv…

it really IS fun to pick through buttons

I like keeping mine in jars

they look like candy…

I have two weddings to go to this month…

my new button cuff may be just the thing to go with my little black dress…

if I made another one I would sew each button on and knot it individually…

I bet that’s what Dot did…

there are about 40+ buttons on my cuff…

a very Happy Birthday to my sister and to my sweet Onkel Sepp (both do not read my blog) AND also to Marit my special bloggie art sister who has some really exciting news to share here

it is Gandhi’s birthday too…

“Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress”~Mahatma Gandhi, 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948


22 responses to “Second on the 2nd for October 2016

  1. Your button cuff is a real show -stopper ,what a beauty. Great idea, you have some lovely buttons. I used to love playing with my great Auntie’s button tin when I was small, it was always full of ‘treasures’. Have a happy Sunday, hugs, Valerie


  2. Hello Patty
    Wow,so many buttons, Something for everyone
    Greetings from austria and a nice day.


  3. Oh what amazing nice buttons on your cuff. I like these old buttons made of glass with ornaments and mother-of-pearl, or with glass diamonds. Your friend had choosen metal buttons for her cuff and it looks also very nice.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xx


  4. Such a delightful and creative project,love it ! Now let me see,where did I put all those buttons ? xoxoxo


  5. Wow! Great to see this as I don’t recall ever seeing it before! Hugs, Chrisx


  6. Such a beautiful piece…buttons are like candy aren’t they, wonderful collections. xox


  7. A lovely collection of buttons Patty. These days it’s hard to find good ‘vintage’ ones.


  8. You have some beautiful buttons, Patty. You don’t often find great buttons anymore, because people like us collect them. Your cuff is out of this world. Do you still have it? Do you still wear it? It’s a genuine beauty.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us again for a second look on the 2nd. My apologies for being so late, but like you, life got in the way and became a true nuisance when I had repairs to make today in my home. The joys of home owning!


  9. Love the idea of a button cuff! What was the black elastic cuff you used? Do you still wear it? You have a wonderful button collection! I have some that I collected when I was a child as well as some that belonged to my grandmother. So much fun to sift through.


  10. such a beautiful cuff. I too have a love of vintage buttons:)


  11. Your wonderful button cuff would really set off a LBD perfectly. It must have been fun to make.


  12. Dot’s a great name for someone who works with buttons. And Patty is, too! Very nice — very attractive. Love those old buttons.


  13. Love, love, love these beautiful cuffs Patty! Very kind of Dot to get you inspired, and now I am too. Love Doc Martin too 😊
    Have a great week!
    Alison xxx


  14. vintagewithlaces

    The cuff is beautiful, Patty! It will look great with all kinds of outfits.
    xo Julia


  15. Ofcourse you got inspired seeing that gorgeous cuff, dear Patty. So lovely of your friend, to gift you one, for you to create with buttons ,yourself. You will look very both classy and very beautiful, wearing this wonderful cuff, with your black dress. And oh your collection of buttons are so beautiful, so many old and special ones, a lovely ,lovely time spend searching through them all, I`m sure.
    Hugs ,-dear to you.
    Dorthe, xoxo


  16. Wow, that is a special button collection and a very special button cuff – gorgeous! It will look wonderful at your wedding :-). I love you button jars, they made me smile – they do look like candy :-). The big Mason jar with a lamp lid attachment and lamp base are amazing! Hope you had a great weekend and wishing you a happy week! J 🙂


  17. Five years ago, but still a fabulous idea!! xoxo


  18. This cuff is super Fits many outfits for sure!
    Happy belated T-Day dear Patty!
    oxo Susi


  19. I love buttons and have the button box I used to play with as a child. Thinking of you and your family in these bad storms hope you are ok


  20. What a delightful make! great selection of buttons as well Patty!! xx


  21. What a fun project! Love how you’re button selection was artful in itself. 🙂 When I was pregnant with my first and still working outside the home I made a button covered shirt cinch (sort of like a mitten keeper in design) to pull my over-sized tops into some sort of shape. It was cute but not too fun to lean against when sitting. LOL


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