I had to make a second trip to Ottawa St. to replace the fabric that I bought for another project I am working on. The first piece I bought — even though I really like it — was just not the right color for this project (I will show you the project another day). This time I took a friend with me to make sure that I got it right and I did.
In the past Ottawa St. was pretty much all fabric stores, but recently a number of antique stores have been popping up. My friend and I checked out 2 of them. In the first one — Maverick Antiques — I bought these.
Here is a close up mosaic. I have a real love affair with doilies — it was hard to only pick these 4.
I didn’t buy anything at the second store — Molly’s Back Porch — but, I did take pictures of this.
This is not for sale but is hanging in the store as a conversation piece. It is just felt that has LOTS of buttons sewn onto it. I absolutely love it and want to make one for myself — on a much smaller scale though. The picture above is quite fuzzy because it was cropped to get just the button hanging — I wanted to show how long it is. The next picture was taken in 2 parts so you can see the details.
I already have a button collection, but I may have to add some to it before I start one of these for myself — that is not a hardship though — I really like buttons — they come in so many colors, and shapes and sizes — just like flowers!