A little while ago my lovely friend Stephanie (that’s her with the lovely long red hair and cream sweater) invited me to the launch party of the Celebrity Button Art Book. Karen Gammon the artist and author was one of Stephanie’s teachers at school and does the most fantastic things with buttons. It was a brilliant night, that gave me a lot of ideas, as well as a chance to mix with the stars of DIY SOS, Deborah Drew and Chris Frediani.
Karen sent a button attached to a card and asked celebrities to “do” a design around it.
I bought the book, but was fascinated to see all the celebrity contributions in the “Flesh”
Some were quite simple ….
Some must now be worth a small fortune ….
And some were stunning, miniature works of art.
It’s so hard to say which one was my favourite ……
But, I as I adore insect jewellery, it has got to be these two spiders by James Opasik.
Karen also exhibited several stunning pieces of work, that just blew my mind!
And the attention to detail on the guests table was not wasted on me.
I couldn’t bear to eat my tiny cake, so it’s now rock hard and on my treasure shelf in my craft room.
There were a couple of ideas that I would like to try in the New Year, like these framed collections of buttons, so simple, but so effective.
I just need to find a good framer …..
And finally, I love this ………..
Needless to say I came home buzzing …. with as many little bits and pieces as I could manage to secrete in my party bag….!!!