B is for Button

Continuing the vintage alphabet theme started by Melody of Brown Gingham Creations, this month features the letter B.


It will come as no surprise to readers of this blog that, B is for buttons! I've collected them since inheriting my grandmother's sewing basket, I use tons of them in my Primrose Design creations, and I sell them on my website, too (over a thousand so far).

Bluebird button card

I love the ones on pretty cards, German glass buttons, and anything brightly-colored and flower shaped. Oh, who am I kidding—I love all of them!


All of the buttons shown here have come and gone—all sold on Etsy or my website. You probably wonder how I can part with them but one thing I've learned is that there are always more to be discovered down the road!

Romper Set

Come join in the fun at the Etsy Cottage Style blog!


come sail away

Remember the cute sailor duck stamped-for-embroidery quilt block I showed you last summer? I finally got around to embroidering the block and what inspired me to complete it was this extremely cute sailing-themed fabric I found at JoAnn Fabrics last week.

sailor fabric

Isn't it perfect? For my color choices I picked up ones from the fabric and this worked up so quickly I could hardly believe it.

sailor duck quilt block
Still need to finish the anchor!

I'll probably combine this with another contrasting fabric—not sure what yet— and make a boy-themed pillow for one of the shops I sell at. And I think I have another block around here somewhere so I can make two pillows!

Ahoy, matey!