Monday, January 29, 2007

Another use for buttons . . .


I don't usually copy ideas directly - usually original inspiration bubbles away in my brain for so long that it turns into something completely different.
I have to admit, however, that these button fridge magnets that I have made are a direct steal from Kaari Meng's beautiful book The French-Inspired Home.
The book is based on Meng's Hollywood based shop French General and it is full of the kind of photographs that make you want to move right in. It has a number of craft projects - I would say that the patterns are probably for someone who knows what they are doing as the directions are very basic - but more than anything it made me wish that I had the type of house where a 'gift wrapping station' with spools of ribbon, baskets of silk flowers and SHARP scissors would be a possibility.
Our house is more a "Who has moved the Sellotape now?" kind of place. But now I have no excuse for losing all the drawings that come back from school - they are firmly buttoned to the fridge.

3 comments:

carolyn said...

I know just what you mean mine is a "Who has moved the sellotape" type of house .

Jackie said...

I just got that book and I love it! It is really amazing - my house is complete chaos most of the time with 3 kids, so I look at all those lovely pictures and dream of having a wrapping station too! I love the button magnets!

Nonnie said...

It seems like everyone is buying that book at the moment. I'm going to have to get it myself. I love that button idea. Mine is also a 'who's moved the sellotape' kind of house. It's usually me!