button art

Socialization and Salsa

Hi and happy Wednesday! I feel like I’m totally confused on what day of the week it is this week. Our church is having its annual fall revival, which started on Sunday and ends tonight. It has been amazing to be at church, listening to great sermons, and hanging out with fellow Christians, but I feel totally confused on what day it is since we are usually at our church on Sundays and Wednesdays!

Anyways, I am sharing some snapshots and thoughts for today!

I am back on a button art kick! I’ve made a few canvases for friends and family and even button art in the shape of a pelican. I love crafting as a creative outlet. Working with my hands always helps relieve stress.

Blue and green C button art canvas

Mavis has been making some new friends lately! I brought her to my parents’ house on Saturday for a cookout and she got to meet Brandy (their cocker), Reggie (their labrador), Lily (their tabby cat), and Indy (my sister’s golden retriever).

At first, she was so afraid when I brought her in the house that she peed on me. Poor gal. I know that all of the socialization will pay off, even if it’s scary for her in the beginning. We took things slow with the introductions and by the end of the day, she was much less fearful!

Cocker spaniel puppy and golden retriever puppy

Mavis and my sister’s puppy, Indy! We trained them together on Saturday and it was absolutely adorable!

She also met two of my pet sitting clients, both of which are puppies. It was so cute to see her romp around with a havanese and corgi!

cocker spaniel and havanese puppy

Alright, enough about Mavis! How about a picture of some mums? I saw these while I was heading home from grocery shopping and just had to take a picture (I was sitting at a red light when I took the photo). I love doing things like that because it reminds me to stop and smell the roses… or take pictures of mums 😉

colorful fall mums

I can’t believe it is almost officially fall. I feel like the summer went by in a flash! It was a great one, though. Speaking of great, my brother and sister-in-law gave us some salsa that they made and canned with tomatoes from their garden and it is incredible. I hope they have more jars left because we’re almost finished with the one they just gave us!

Homemade salsa from garden in a mason jar

Guess who is going to the vet tomorrow evening? Malcolm! He’s due for his one year check up and booster shots. Jimmy and I are trying to decide if we should bring him to the vet in his stroller or borrow a carrier from our neighbor. Decisions, decisions!

Black cat sleeping in sunlight

Alright, I better get my day started. I have lots of work to do, along with a bunch of laundry to fold!

I’m thinking of doing a Q&A post soon, so if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

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Button Art

I promised to post about how I make the button art I’ve been obsessed with lately, so here we are!

Below are a few examples of canvases I’ve made for family and friends. I usually do the first letter of someone’s first or last name. You could totally get creative and do something different, though!

I decided to photograph the process of making an “M” for my cousin’s daughter, Macie. First, let’s take a moment to reflect on how adorable she is!

Okay, back to the button art.

Supplies needed:

  • Canvas, your choice of size
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Pencil
  • Buttons
  • Multi-purpose glue
  • Stencil or letter printed out and cut into a stencil
  • Mod Podge gloss (optional)

Directions:

  1. Paint the canvas your choice of color and allow it to dry completely. Lightly trace your printed letter or stencil onto the canvas in pencil.
  2. Glue buttons inside the letter, starting with larger ones and finishing with smaller ones. You can put the glue onto the buttons or directly onto the canvas, it’s up to you.
  3. If using Mod Podge, apply with a paint brush to the canvas, careful to avoid the buttons.
  4. Allow glue and Mod Podge (if using) to dry and show off your artwork!




Ta da! Pretty simple, right? Let me know if you have any questions!