A long, long, long time ago, I bought this Martha book . As soon as I done reading it, I went on Ebay and bought myself a big lot of vintage belt buckles to make one of the projects in the book.
And then they sat in a jar for something like 8 years.
But, it's make it week around here, and I wanted something fresh and new, so I pulled them out and got started. (I do feel like I should mention that this project has taken several days, unlike the other projects I have done this week, which have been in the 1-2 hour range.)
Martha has shown them as picture frames, but I didn't want the hassle of trying to find photos that were going to fit (some of the frames are very tiny) or trying to print all those photos.
Both of the small drawers on my sewing desk are filled with tiny scraps of vintage prints that I recently reorganized. When I was organizing them I fell in love with them all over again, but had no clue what to use those tiny, precious pieces for.
This is the perfect project for it. It really showcases those very small prints, requires only a tiny bit of fabric (sometimes the size of a nickel), and it makes them feel very special.
How cute are these super small see-sawing kids?
Or a jeweled buckle holding a piece of feedsack?
I hung them on the wire tree with the button flowers. There are some empty branches still, so I either need to find more buckles (I have gobs more prints I can use) or make more button flowers.
I am COMPLETELY smitten with this project.
I will put the close up of each and every frame on Flickr. I wish I was a better photographer, they are hard to get a photo of, and it doesn't help that it is raining.
I do have a few hints that Martha doesn't offer if anyone wants them and thinks they are going to attempt this. Let me know and I will post them next week.
There will be no make it day tomorrow, as Dave and I are off to the 100 mile yard sale without Jack. I am looking forward to a gorgeous ride in the country, peace and quiet and hopefully some good junk! Junking this year has been pretty stinky around here, despite it being Memorial Day weekend already. (!?!?! Crazy.)
So make it week will extend into next week.
Have a lovely long weekend everyone!