Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Craft Project & Thrift Store Treasure


Seems like lately I've been busy working on several projects at once, but haven't been able to completely finish a single one...So many ideas, so little time.... I just need to stop starting up new projects and just finish the ones I've got. Anyway, today I wanted to share with you one that I finally completed yesterday. Oh! And I also want to share with you my latest thrift store treasure find. Please, won't you come in and stay a while?

A couple of years ago I found several of these 4x6 frames at a garage sale (canvases included). I've used them all up on different projects and this was my very last one. A little bit of paint and some buttons from my button collection and this is what I made....

I ♥ button art.

Got a little carried away with the picture taking. Here's another view.

Another...

And another...

I made that little birdie a while back. Very sweet, don't you agree?

And finally, here's my latest thrift store treasure find....This darling little glass teapot.

Here's a closer look. It is just the sweetest and tiniest teapot I have ever seen. I just had to have it.

I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit. Maybe next time I can make you some tea in my new little teapot... I'll even bake you some goodies. I do hope you come visit again soon. Until next time.

Have a wonderful day.

Blessings.



Hugs and Kisses,

31 comments:

Vicki said...

Hi, Ana,
That heart made from your button collection is the sweetest!! I love how you have placed the buttons and them framed it! I think your glass teapot is a wonderful flea market find. I have never seen one like it. I would love to join you for tea and a visit! Have a lovely week! Vicki

Vicki said...

Forgot to say how much I love that pretty little bird you made!

someplace in thyme said...

Ana, that is beautiful. I love hearts and your button picture is gorgeous. Love the find, can't beat it, Char

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

First of all...anything with hearts is right up my ally and the tea pot...what a sweet little find!

Linda said...

Ana,
Ahhhhh...luv your SWEET button HEART frame...it's soooo PRETTY! Come by and check out my new party and GIVEAWAY!

Blessings,
Linda

stefanie said...

the teapot is adorable, and the button heart is just gorgeous!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Ana, I don't know where to start, everything is so pretty! I LOVE your little heart of buttons! And I love seeing more than one photo of it, from different angles... it looks so cute with the little birdnest and eggs and the little birdie you made... I treasure mine that you made for me when I won your giveaway last year (you even put my initials on mine!)... the little teapot is precious!!! What a beautiful thrift~shop find... and it looks perfect in yout little vignette... Wishing you happy days crafting!... xoxo Julie Marie

maria elena said...

Siempre tú con ese detalle de tanta fineza..te quedó precioso ese cuadro con botones ...conservo muchos botones bonitos que eran de mi madre ..esta es una muy buena idea besitos

Denise Auras said...

... Lindas, imagens muito delicada, parabéns!

Marydon Ford said...

G'day, Ana ~ You create the sweetest treasures! I love LOVE the heart button art ... how absolutely precious & versatile with every decor. Your vignette is fabulous ... the teapot is a true find, haven't seen one like it before. Ana, you present your treasures so beautifully for us to all enjoy. TYSM
Have a beautiful week.
Hugs, Marydon

Willow said...

Everything looks lovely and what a beautiful heart in the frame.

Willow

June said...

Ana I adore that button artwork. Just so lovely...and your photos...Oh my, they are amazing.
Love the glass teapot. I've never seen one. I can think of a millions things to put in it and none of them include tea. lol
hugs and much love,

sweetjeanette said...

oooooh! !!! I love that heart! ya know I love hearts...then, of course you do, don't you? LOL
and that glass teapot?!?!? What a find!!!
(we are such kindred souls!) giggle

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

I adore your button heart and that would make me smile everytime I saw it.
Your new glass teapot is so pretty and what a treasure.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I adore that button heart...that is just wonderful and so pretty!

Deb said...

Ana...your button heart is just adorable...what a great idea...cute little tea pot

Carolyn said...

Hi Ana,
I love your button heart and the teapot too!

Carolyn

Sandra said...

Hi Ana. What a beautiful heart made of buttons. I love it. You did a great job, amiga. Love it. The teapot is darling as well. What a great find. Have a wonderful evening.
Sandra

sunshine said...

Oh Ana!!!
That heart made out of buttons!!! I love it!
Great teapot too.
Just lovely.

((Hugs))
Laura

Kate said...

Hi sweet Ana,

love the button art and the bird! Oh the talent you have and the joy you share. We are blessed on the blog by you!! The tea pot is outstanding, so very darling what a great find.

Have a wonderful week and much love to you

Kate

Lady Pamela said...

Such beautiful photos, Ana. Mind if I copy your button art? I am looking for simple projects to work on right now.
Love your little bird, too. Did you do the embroidery by hand? So very pretty.

Cousin B said...

Oooh, that is just the cutest!! (Would you mind if I steal that idea for my bedroom? It would be perfect!) And your other treasures are sweet too... But, I also love how you've photographed them....Nice work!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Your button art came out so charming, Ana! You did a beautiful job! I love it! I'm definitely going to try this! The glass teapot is darling! I've never seen one before. Great find!

Thank you for your visit and sweet comments!

Cheers!
Tina

Gina said...

Put on the tea, I'll be over with some goodies! :)
Your button heart project is gorgeous...I love it!

Cindy Geilmann said...

My cute Anna, I've missed our visits, I am always so feed when I come here. I've got to do your button art. It's perfect! You'r nest and eggs are darling and that beautiful clear glass tea pot is amazing. Next time I come over I do want tea and a goody.

Mr. Stitches and me are here at the homestead up in the mountains in Utah. Our favorite Inn. I brought my computer to catch up on my visits.

I have been helping move our antic shop and it has worn me out.

I need one more follower and I'm going to have a drawing for my followers.

Come visit.

Love ya
cindy@stitches

Sea Witch said...

Hello Ana. The pearl button picture is lovely. Have to say,go crazy with the picture taking girl. I love weird angles and unusual shots...my favorite if the skewed minature of the button heart through the top of your candy dish. There is so much joy in all that you create which is a direct connection to the joy you carry yourself with each and every day. Have a joyful weekend. Sea Witch

Dawn said...

These photos are so lovely! You are just too talented!
Hugs,
Dawn

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your set is super Ana. I love the framed button heart! Such a cute and great idea!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Saskia

Suzanne said...

I love your blog...and your button art. I'm going to make this for my mom's birthday. Did you glue most of them and sew a few random ones? Thank you so much for sharing this!
Suzanne

Janet said...

Hi Im coming over from another blog. Sooo beautiful the buttons and pic I love it!!! Come see me at my blog! ox

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

che meraviglia quel quadro!!!!! posso provare a farlo anche io? sei un vulcano di idee. e tutte assolutamente favolose! l'uccellino è incredibilmente bello. come hai fatto a fare il ricamo? sei bravissima Ana.grazie per tutto ciò che mi insegni