Susan Beal has some clever ideas about what to do with those buttons you've been saving all these years. Or the vintage ones you find yourself admiring at thrift shops, estate sales or in your grandmother's button box. Get crafty. And she shows you how in her new book -"Button It Up: 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares and More" (Taunton Press, $21.95). Among the projects: button hair clips, button wine glass charms, button wreaths, button-embellished T-shirts -and so much more. --Buffalo News
About the Author
Susan Beal is a craft writer in Portland, Oregon, who teaches and designs projects for the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store. She is the author of seven craft books, including Bead Simple, Button It Up, Modern Log Cabin Quilting, and Sewing for all Seasons. She's also a contributing editor at Stitch magazine, the historian for the Modern Quilt Guild, and the mother of two children, Pearl and Everett. See more of Susan's work, and her Pendleton projects, on her blog, westcoastcrafty.com.