i once worked in the display department for a department store named 'the bon ton' back when i was young. we had a ton of fun and steph, sharon, kathi, bob, dave and i were pretty good friends. there were some 'issues' when we hired a new girl who liked head banger music, and i had a bad habit of catchng things on fire (BY ACCIDENT).
but we were a pretty happy family.
anyways, thanks to the magic if facebook, steph and i are back in contact! she is just as fun/weird/funky as ever.
i should talk, i refer to her as 'momma steph'.
anyways, with mothers day...here...i made her cute little pin. i hope she sees this post because im certain it wont get there in time. that way she can look at the photo until it finally shows up!
i started by using some zippers from my friends summer trash pile. yup, a pile of jeans that was headed to the trash before i begged for them.
ripping zippers out of jeans isnt all that easy or fun. but i didnt want to head to the store. which i ended up going to anyways for the buttons. (i got them from the dollar tree. and since there are a whole page of them, i can make more!)
i sprayed the buttons with a spray paint made for going over plastic. that isnt so much to do with my thought process as much as the fact that i was out of primer and didnt want to go to the store. the second coat of paint was just regular black.
i broke the zippers in half (so there were 2 strips, like on a jacket) and with hot glue, i made a little flower out of the zipper halfs. the one that i started with i cut the fabric off until the teeth started because i thought it looked better.
and of course it did.
the middle was missing something so i broke the little handle off of the zipper zipper (wtfreak is that part called?) and glued it to the middle.
so there you go-something funky for my funky momma! someday i will post photos of some of the stuff she made me.
as long as you remember it was the late 80s/early 90s and fashion was a little bit different.
i mean really, george michael wasnt gay and whitney huston could still sing back then.