Monday, October 27, 2008

How to drive yourself completely insane in 3 easy steps....

Step 1:
Decide that making a Button Tree a la Ali Edwards in this post is a really cool idea.

Step 2:
Go to the shops and purchase a Styrofoam cone and a big bag of mixed buttons. Decide that although Ali's tree is really rather awesome, your abhorrence of nekkid buttons means that you don't want to just stick them on the cone with pins and that it would be a really good plan to clothe said buttons with some embroidery floss and stick them onto the cone with various adhesives. Paint the cone *Pine Green* just in case there are any gaps, so that there's no white showing through.

Step 3:
Spend many hours watching episodes from Season 1 of Supernatural while threading floss onto the buttons so that your tree is not covered in nekkid buttons.

After watching about 8 episodes of Supernatural and threading buttons you are left with this:
You are also left doubting your sanity in starting this project, left with nothing else created over the weekend, and left thinking that you need to make an appointment with the optometrist to have your eyes checked {and perhaps also with a psychiatrist to have your sanity checked}.

The pile of buttons seems rather small for the amount of time it took to thread them all and I'm thinking that this tree better be seriously freakin' gorgeous when I'm finished with it!!!

I hope to have it finished in the next couple of may not see much from me until then. But if you don't hear from me within a few days then you will know that I've completely lost the plot and have been locked up in a nice soothing institution where everything is done up with straps and there are no buttons in sight :)

Right, better get to amazing theory is in need of some work to convince the other academics that I'm not completely insane {at this point the veracity of which is extremely doubtful}.....

Wishing you a lovely ~button free~ day,


Catherine said...

oh i cannot wait to see your button tree, this is going to be just one gorgeous tree :)

Ryemilan said...

Hey Kristie! You are a cack girl!! I was ROTFLOL reading your post.

Can't wait to see your not-nekkid button tree...and just KNOW it will be stunning!

Have fun,

Robyn said...

I love the colours you have chosen for your tree!Can't wait to see it finished- I am sure it will be worth all the hard work!! TFS

Nikki Bond said...

You are toooo funny! I can imagine how much time you spent on those buttons! I'm sure your finished project will pay off! {SMILES}

June Houck said...

You have me laughing my head off! That will be a seriously gorgeous card, but to get reimbursed for your time, it will be a $200 card :) Better frame it while you're at it!

I can't wait to see it.

Kristy said...

oooh i want to see button tree!

lauren said...

well yeah...but on the plus side:

1. said tree & dastardly button assortment do LOOK fabulous!

2. you are now PAST the "fiddly bits" stage & onto the FUN PART of the project when you go back to it

and...last but not least...

3. you have found a way to make ACADEMIC work look more fun & relaxing than ARTS-n-CRAFTS!!!

(well done!!!!!!!!) :)

Annette said...

What a great idea. I love catching up with your blog every few days. You are always so bright and cheery. I can't wait to see the finished button tree. I don't think I could be as patient to thread all that floss.

Paula said...

Me too! Me too! I can't wait to see the tree! I dont know where you get the time to study and be so busy making cards and trees???

Thanks for my grogeous card, I was very excited when it arrived in the post. I have been creative today, not making cards, carving my first pumpkin for the boys..I'm posting pics tonight.


leslie (the crooked stamper) said...

I love those colors! I cannot wait to see the finished tree, but I guess I'll have to since you finished it in the dark. This tree is soooo something I will never do ....

Debbie M said...

LOL - Soooo can't wait to see this tree finished!!! I too have at times had 'great' ideas only to wonder half way through "WHAT WAS I THINKING?????"
But it will all be worth it in the end LOL

Debbie M


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