Today my husband and I grabbed our passports and crossed over the bridge from Johnstown, Ontario to Ogdensburg, New York. I was on a mission to find a dress pattern for an 1812 costume and findings for more clip-on earrings. My husband wanted to fill up our gas tank. We headed first to the Joanne store where I was thrilled to discover the very things I was looking for and more. I bought up all the remaining packages of clip-on backs. I was looking for the silvery kind, but only found one package of them. The rest were gold coloured. Then I pored over the buttons and found a bag of pumpkins, two bags of Christmas buttons, a card of two Santa head buttons, some shamrocks and a pretty pair of violet flowers I couldn’t resist. I would have liked to fill up my basket, because there were some cute daisy buttons, some pansies, a bag of snowflakes and one of cute ghosts. As it was, I managed to find a white paint pen that I needed too. The dress pattern took a bit longer but it was in the Burda pattern book as a “Josephine” gown (otherwise known as Regency). I didn’t need material, because I am planning to use an old sheet set that has been sitting in my linen closet. I will post a picture of it when it is finished.
As soon as I got home, I took out my wire cutters and took the loops off the backs of the buttons. Then I heated up my glue gun and went to work making my earrings. The ones pictured above are the result. I am very pleased with how they turned out and can’t wait to wear my pumpkins for Thanksgiving (Oct. 8 here in Canada) and for Halloween.