in addition to the sewn buttons, i also attached a piece of waxed cotton string to one side of the page (you could use regular string or even yarn, i just happened to have waxed cotton and i like the way it wraps easily around the button shanks). the idea here is that kids can wrap the string around the buttons to make a pattern. of course, they don’t have to choose to create the “big dipper” picture, but i liked the constellation design on this sparkly black felt!this concept has so many possibilities for variation. what would you do?
how’s everyone doing with their busy books? i finally got over to the flickr page and updated it–what fun to see a few pages by others in this sew-along! feel free to join this group and add your own photos if you haven’t yet!