Laurie at Button Floozies (one of my new favorite blogs) was the hostess of a swap--the Spring Needlebook Swap. We were to send a partner a needlebook with a spring theme including, of course, buttons. This again was a swap that took me out of my comfort zone since I'm not that good at sewing. I had my idea in mind but found it hard to turn it into something tangible. The person I was to send mine to is Laura--such a nice person! She has received hers (she doesn't have a blog), so I'll post here what I sent her.
It is made of felt. I did a little bit of embroidery on it and sewed these sweet rose buttons on it. The birdhouse "opening" is a pretty vintage button. I tried to find a bird button in my stash--a pretty duck could be found...but no springtime bird. So...I decided to make a bird (hopefully it looks like one) out of two buttons and some embroidery.
Of course, I had to "sign" it with more embroidery and a little heart button. Enjoy!