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buttonville
Date Joined: May 9, 2010
Last Online: April 29, 2011
Birthday: June 20
Country: United States

About Me

I am a creative soul who wishes I could make art all the time. I am a life long collector of buttons-they are like little pieces of art to me. I also collect fabric, beads and other flotsam that I pick up at Fleas, Garage and Estate sales. I quilt, collage, make jewelry from found objects and make cards. My favorite colors are Turquoise, Teal, Aqua....any green that has a shot of blue in it. I am a mental health therapist who currently works as a social worker for Adult Protective Services. I live in Omaha with my sweetheart of 24 years and our 3 miniature dachshunds aka tubular tripletts.

Favorite Books

I'm a art/craft magazine and book junkie; most of the sommersets-life, stuffed, handbags, all of the jewelry ones.

Favorite Crafts

Making jewelry from found objects, repurposing clothing to make scarves and handbags, using needle felting and needle punch to create jewelry. I also love collage, rug hooking, screen printing and creating clothes for my Blythe doll...I know, she's stranger than fiction....

Favorite Television

I'm a child of the 50's and 60's so TV is enjoyable to me....my favorites; Damages, True Blood, Dexter, Criminal Minds...ok so I'm sounding rather dark...here's my other, non-evil twin side; Grey's Anatomy, Medium, Project Runway, The Closer, Big Love, Amazing Race, American Idol...

What I'm drawn to....

*Buttons *Old Paper: Ledger pages,Valentines,Trade Cards,Post Cards *Ribbon & Trim *Robots *Fabric scraps and yardage-vintage or new *Faux Bois *Scrapbook paper *Hedgehogs *Acorns *Oak leaves *Skulls *Designs-retro, art deco, kitsch, gothic, steampunk *Colors: turquoise, teal, seafoam, aqua...also contrasting colors: orange & pink, turquoise & red, black & pink, lime & turquoise, chocolate brown & aqua or pink *Wiener dog related stuff *Beads *Game Pieces *Rubber Stamps *Old stuff-I love to figure out how to transform it

Collections

Here goes-some of these are strange! Buttons *Robots *Rayguns *Wiener Dogs *Old Thermos *Snowbabies *Vintage Sewing stuff *China Lids from vintage containers-sugar bowls, etc. *Wire Grills from old table fans *Old photographs of people, especially b&w snapshots *Flickers-these are items, usually advertising, that change image when you tilt them to one side or the other....I usually buy old ones, but I do have some modern ones in my collection...as a kid, they were either found on kid's rings or advertising key chains-that's as high tech as we got in the 50's and 60's-they were like magic to us! And the collection list goes on & on....

Ratings

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Comment: so cute- i love it! thanks :)
MissEyelash rated for Skull ATC ~ EDITED on Sep 7, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for cards! :)
Vendetti rated for Cuddle-bot 3000 on Aug 27, 2010
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Comment: Oh, wow! My robot is so cuddly and adorable, I wanna squeeze him! His hands are perfect; what a fantastic idea! I love him very much.
CrazyCatChick rated for Button Bracelets on Aug 27, 2010
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Comment: Thanks so much for the bracelet!!
takinghearts rated for Handmade Envelopes on Aug 26, 2010
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Comment: Thanks.
stampmaz2000 rated for F@#&!! ATC on Aug 25, 2010
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Comment: Wonderful atc Toni! I really love everything about it, the embellishments, stamps, colours, humor! thank you!!
madkow rated for F@#&!! ATC on Aug 20, 2010
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Comment: i love it - thank you!
kkkk rated for Sewing Themed ATC Swap on Aug 19, 2010
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Comment: Beautiful job, Toni. I love the extra envelope you made - with the sewing theme, too. Thank you.
Chelle rated for EDITED Vintage Ephemera Envie on Aug 19, 2010
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Comment: I am blown away by all the lovely items you sent, thank you!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it. toni
mauiwahine rated for F@#&!! ATC on Aug 16, 2010
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Comment: Thank you. Lovely ATC. I liked how you did some sewing. So creative.
kaydee rated for Embossed A2 card fronts on Aug 16, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the card fronts. You had embossings that I have never seen before.
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Comment: Thanks for the comment and for sharing the family tradition. It sounds fun!
sosiejude rated for Profile surprise swap on Aug 12, 2010
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Comment: Thankyou so mcuh just love em!!! hugs judex
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice comment, and yay for another button collector! I appreciate all the kind words and hope to see you around the site.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the match box buttons, they were so lovely and beautiful. I appreciate all the effort and love you put into them, God Bless!
Response: I am glad you like them!
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Comment: Awesome ATC! I love it! Thank you so much. :)
gypsymouse rated for Stuffies and Plushies on Jul 27, 2010
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Comment: OH MY GOSH! That is the cutest fox I have ever seen! I love him! Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you're pleased...I had a lot of fun making him....my spouse said I had to make us one too so I will have to get busy!
ksbutterfly rated for Top 20 Favorite Websites & Blogs on Jul 27, 2010
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Comments

AnaGoncalves on Aug 9, 2010:

Dear buttonville, it is good to be reading your profile via the the "Read my Profile and Leave a Nice Comment, swap." I understand the meaning of your nickname now, it's for your passion for collecting buttons! Do you happen to know how many buttons you have? I tend to collect buttons too, but not because I am a collector, but because they tend to fall from my clothes the majority of the time and I have a pile of them, which I haven't got round to sewing them on. So in a a way I also collect buttons, and appreciate your fondness of them. We seem to have card making in common. I like that you make jewelry from found objects, repurpose clothing to make scarves and handbags, and use needle felting and needle punch to create jewelry. I also enjoy re-purposing items, and I think it's good to find new ideas in such items, and make best use of them and when I see ideas like that in which you are created I am immediatetly drawn to, as I find real talent and imagination in people creating within this type of skill. I also make cards. Do you re-purpose paper too for making cards? And what kind of cards do you make? I look forward in hearing from you, and hope we become good friends. Much love x - Ana Hope you have a lovely week

mrsD on Aug 8, 2010:

I too love a great garage sale or thrift shop! I would stop at every single one if I had the time. I also collect buttons - how wonderful to think of a pretty button in your hand adorning a fabulous dress 50 years ago! And robots - beep boop oop, I have many little windup robot toys. My army of tiny minions is waiting to take over the world. And, True Blood rules. Every sunday night, you know where to find me. cheers! :) [Read my Profile and Leave a Nice Comment!! swap]

CarrieZee on Aug 8, 2010:

Hi there-I'm your partner on the Read My Profile & Comment Swap just stopping by to say hi! I share your love of buttons. One of my favorite things is to sit with my grandma's old tins of buttons and go through them for inspiration. She's been gone a long time but those buttons just bring me right back to sitting in her sewing room. I admire all of your collections-always wanted to get into collecting, but my DH doesn't like too much 'stuff' around. Actually, it's probably good for me, otherwise I would clutter up the place. Well, that's all for now. Happy Swapping!

wolfeagle on Jun 11, 2010:

I am a craft book/magazine junkie also. Especially art related. If you ever want to private trade, just let me know. Have fun on swap-bot.

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