Friday, February 27, 2009

A Tiny Valentine Swap and a Couple of ButtonFairies

I participated in a little one on one Valentine swap with Mrs Staggs over at A Happy Miscellany. The Valentine had to be really small. The one I received is so very tiny. 3/4 x 1-1/4 inches in a tiny little envelope.
Extra Mini Valentine card and envelope

The one I sent was not quite as small 1-1/2 x 2 inches
Mini Valentine card and envelope

I have my grandmother's button tin and after seeing some beautiful examples of button fairies out on flickr I thought this would be a great way to gift some of these buttons to my cousins.
I used the mother of pearl buttons and a picture of my grandmother when she was eleven years of age. There were also some pearls in the bottom of the tin so I added them with a bead for my grandmother's birthstone and my cousin's birthstone. As almost everyone in our family loves butterflies, I chose butterfly wings. Each of my first cousins will receive a button fairy this year in their birthday card

Helen's Fairy
Helen's Button Fairy

Lillian's Fairy
Lillian's Button Fairy

I still have three more to make which will include one for myself



LiLi M. said...

That swap is too cute! The button fairies are gorgeous! Cannot wait to see more! Have a great weekend!

Fete et Fleur said...

I love that tiny Valentine! What a wonderful keepsake, using your grandmother's buttons for the fairies.


She'sSewPretty said...

Those button fairies are beautiful Karen! I also love the little Valentines that you and Lena swapped. How fun!

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Karen thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments.
Cute Valentines Swap gifts.
Love the butterfly button fairies. I am sure your cousins will love them.

LW said...

The button fairies are just the sweetest things and a wonderful idea…
They will be true family heirlooms for generations to come…

I adore your tiny Valentines..
very nice.


Stephenie said...

Just love your button fairies. I'm glad your making one for yourself. Have a wonderful day.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Aren't they adorable?!!!
Postage stamp size or smaller!
To think people used to make some quilts with squares that tiny. said...

They will be so excited when they open their cards!

Miss Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping in for a visit and for the well wishes. I adore those tiny little Valentines! The button fairies are so special as they feature not only a picture of your grandmother but special buttons from your collection ~ precious gifts!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhh are those treasures adorable, or what!

M ^..^

The Rose Room said...

Teeny tiny beautiful and what dear button fairies! Rachaelxo

Gypsy Mermaid said...

hey chickadee! love the little valentine goodies! the fairy looks so cute! big mermaid hugs


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

These are so beautiful. I hope everyone is well....m.

faerie enchantment said...

Love the tiny valentines and those button fairies are so beautiful, and filled with enchantment!

See you at the Carnival!
Magic and Joy!

Femin Susan said...

Nice blog.....

Saucy said...

I drooled over these over at Merryville... delicious!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love the valentine that you made Karen, and the fairies are quite wonderful. What a clever idea.

Thank you so much for participating in my exchange. I sure am glad that you did!