Saturday, August 15, 2009

Faces


At last weekend's Arts & Crafts Fair I found a vendor selling these elk horn buttons. I don't run across these often, especially loose with so much variety of size, shape and color, so I didn't hesitate one bit to pick out a few to take home. Actually, this fair had 3 vendors carrying buttons, but this first vendor I ran across was the only one not pre-packaging them in nice uniform groupings of the whitest ones.

I really had nothing in mind as I sorted through the bin, vaguely thinking about use as actual buttons on something. But I soon found myself discarding the whitest most uniform ones for these yellower ones, especially any with interesting edges and shapes. And then...am I the only one that sees faces in these buttons?

5 comments:

margaret said...

Careful with the "seeing faces" - with a bit of practice you can see them everywhere!!

Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

I do too, but then again I see faces everywhere - especially in stones ;O)

The Idaho Beauty said...

Too late Margaret! I have a piece of cloth I folded and applied paint to that I see huge faces in. I plan to quilt it such that these are more obvious (in spite of the fact that a friend tried to talk me out of it, insisting they were really huge flowers, not faces). These buttons may go on that piece to strengthen the theme.

Mai-Britt - stones? Really? That's a new one on me, but now that you have put the suggestion in my head, I no doubt will start seeing faces there too!

Wil Opio Oguta said...

No you are not:-) They are lovely!

Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

Will post pictures of stones on my blog, so you can see ;O)