This is truly an honor because I have been a longtime reader of Design*Sponge.
A huge “hello” to anyone who found their way here via the feature. I hope you enjoy my bit of blog and I’d love to hear from you. Check out my DIY Projects page for more projects I’ve done (I have more in the works) and my House Tour page for a peak around the townhouse.
To answer a couple Q’s asked of me already:
- The lamp in the photo is a vintage Lotte lamp with a new creamy-white shade (the original shade was lost). The sellers knew antiques but not mid-century, so this lamp (one of three purchased) was a steal. As in, my mom bought it for a good price and I stole it. But you could legitimately buy one here.
- This project doesn’t require much wool. I had a yellow roving, balled up, that was the size of a large grapefruit and after making my billy buttons and a wool bead necklace, I still had some left over. The wool will shrink, about 50% from a puffy ball to a dense and felted ball.
For my blog readers, you might have noticed my Billy Buttons were “staged” (gasp!) for Design*Sponge. To anyone new, I make my blog photos as real as possible. Although sometimes I run the swiffer around or shove the laundry in the basement, if you popped in on me randomly you’d find the house looking pretty much like it does on my house tour. But to better showcase my Billy Buttons, I set up a little faux vignette and I love how it turned out.
Want to see some behind the scenes fun?
This is where the Billy Buttons normally live: