Friday, January 9, 2015

2014 Evening Star Button Club Christmas Party

Oh my, I am so behind on blog posting and getting things reorganized from the Christmas season!

Our local Evening Star Button Club was founded in June 2005.  
Which means this June we'll be in our 10th year!
Our first decade...a celebration is in-order!

 Today, I am sharing with you our 2014 Evening Star Button Club's Christmas party.

 This year we gathered at my home, spending the day together with a scrumptious potluck, our button-related handmade gift exchange, Button Bingo and time in my studio creating.

We began with lunch

For many years we've shared a gift exchange of button-related gifts that we handmake.
We make a gift for every member, so everyone gets one another's gift.

Here are Venita, Lee and Jennifer as we begin exchanging our gifts 

 Lisa posing with Pam's altered mini matchbox button ornament.
Some gifts were created identically, while others varied in color, buttons, etc.

Here our button-related handmade gifts 
 Pam Kenney's altered mini matchbox button (slides out) ornament.

Lee Wehner's pin cushion with button fabric and button-shaped pins.
Each pin cushion sported a different center button.

 Jennifer Finley's flower pin with Mother of Pearl button and bead center.

Lori Stites finger-crocheted button necklace.

Lisa Richter's bracelet made with freshwater pearl beads and vintage buttons.

Tara Boynton's tree ornament/mini wall hanging offering a patchwork of Christmas buttons
& Christmas themes she made with buttons.  

Venita Lieffring's hand-drawn and colored button images (fired-on) coffee mug 
and button fabric coaster.

My pencil & tool holder from a recycled tin can.

Next Lee led us in Christmas Bingo.
We donated buttons and other small gifts to the goodie box.  Each time someone was a winner they got to open the goodie box and choose their prize.  
While the game drug-on at times, it was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed winning some great prizes!

Some of our members had to leave early, but for those that stayed we spent a couple of hours in my studio creating Christmas canvas art


Lisa's canvas


Lori's canvas


Venita's canvas

Lee's canvas

My unfinished canvas

Sadly not all our members could join us and some had to leave early.  We missed them!   

The Evening Star Button Club meets in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  If you're near this area and are interested in a nighttime button club, please email me.


  1. Your button club looks a lot of fun. And the button gifts so special.

    1. It is and they are!
      Thanks for commenting!
      Happy 2015 to you!

  2. This sounds like just my kind of party! I love all the activities and what a creative and talented group of women to make such unique and delightful ornaments! Some wonderful ideas there, too!

    1. Hi Jeanie,
      Nice to hear from you! It is a group of amazing and talented women!
      Hope 2015 treats you well!

  3. Oh I want to be in your button club (whining) LOL