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Hey Welcome! I’m Crispina ffrench
Artist, Educator, Empowerer, Plant Eater,
Nature Lover, Cookie Baker, Climate Change Activist
I’m glad you are here, Now let’s make shift happen.

Journal – 07.02.20

Do you love buttons as much as me?  Most needle workers I know have early childhood memories of a button collection that held their attention for hours; sorting, counting, sizing, stitching, stringing and searching.  Mine was my grandmother’s.  She lived with us and had a button collection of mostly shell, and some bakelite, some hand carved, some plain, all luminescent and smooth, warm to hold. They were contained in a handmade wooden shaker box with a distinct scent, smooth finish and a lid that fit just right.   She let me sort through the loose ones and oogle the cards with sets sewn in place.


Memories clear as day.

Since I started recycling clothing back in 1987 I have saved buttons from my process resulting is an extensive collection.  They are used in my kits and clothing I make.  Once, when my dear friend lost her studio in a giant fire I sent her a small trashcan FULL of buttons to restore her stash.

Buttons hold stuff together – a great metaphor for today as we navigate the pandemic in this new season, our impending election (USA), this inspiring and hopeful racial justice uprising and our own everyday trials.  We got this!  When we care for ourselves, and commit to spreading love and positivity coping turns to thriving.  Another really nice reminder that those skills AND buttons really haven’t changed much. Buttons have a 5000 year history with not a whole lot of change or improvement since.  Simple tools that don’t wear out and are easily used and reused. The advent of mass produced buttons in 13th century Germany allowed us to wear snuggly fitted clothing before zippers, Velcro and spandex.  

What is your earliest button memory?  How are you thriving today?  

#Buttons #buttoncollection #holdingittogether#eco #ecoinfluencer #reuse #madeformore #needleworker #craftjunkie #colorpop#goaldigger #Crispinaffrench #Crispinakit #green #greeninfluencer#aroundmystudio

 

Journal – 07.02.20

Do you love buttons as much as me?  Most needle workers I know have early childhood memories of a button collection that held their attention for hours; sorting, counting, sizing, stitching, stringing and searching.  Mine was my grandmother’s.  She lived with us and had a button collection of mostly shell, and some bakelite, some hand carved, some plain, all luminescent and smooth, warm to hold. They were contained in a handmade wooden shaker box with a distinct scent, smooth finish and a lid that fit just right.   She let me sort through the loose ones and oogle the cards with sets sewn in place.


Memories clear as day.

Since I started recycling clothing back in 1987 I have saved buttons from my process resulting is an extensive collection.  They are used in my kits and clothing I make.  Once, when my dear friend lost her studio in a giant fire I sent her a small trashcan FULL of buttons to restore her stash.

Buttons hold stuff together – a great metaphor for today as we navigate the pandemic in this new season, our impending election (USA), this inspiring and hopeful racial justice uprising and our own everyday trials.  We got this!  When we care for ourselves, and commit to spreading love and positivity coping turns to thriving.  Another really nice reminder that those skills AND buttons really haven’t changed much. Buttons have a 5000 year history with not a whole lot of change or improvement since.  Simple tools that don’t wear out and are easily used and reused. The advent of mass produced buttons in 13th century Germany allowed us to wear snuggly fitted clothing before zippers, Velcro and spandex.  

What is your earliest button memory?  How are you thriving today?  

#Buttons #buttoncollection #holdingittogether#eco #ecoinfluencer #reuse #madeformore #needleworker #craftjunkie #colorpop#goaldigger #Crispinaffrench #Crispinakit #green #greeninfluencer#aroundmystudio

 

Journal – 07.02.20

Do you love buttons as much as me?  Most needle workers I know have early childhood memories of a button collection that held their attention for hours; sorting, counting, sizing, stitching, stringing and searching.  Mine was my grandmother’s.  She lived with us and had a button collection of mostly shell, and some bakelite, some hand carved, some plain, all luminescent and smooth, warm to hold. They were contained in a handmade wooden shaker box with a distinct scent, smooth finish and a lid that fit just right.   She let me sort through the loose ones and oogle the cards with sets sewn in place.


Memories clear as day.

Since I started recycling clothing back in 1987 I have saved buttons from my process resulting is an extensive collection.  They are used in my kits and clothing I make.  Once, when my dear friend lost her studio in a giant fire I sent her a small trashcan FULL of buttons to restore her stash.

Buttons hold stuff together – a great metaphor for today as we navigate the pandemic in this new season, our impending election (USA), this inspiring and hopeful racial justice uprising and our own everyday trials.  We got this!  When we care for ourselves, and commit to spreading love and positivity coping turns to thriving.  Another really nice reminder that those skills AND buttons really haven’t changed much. Buttons have a 5000 year history with not a whole lot of change or improvement since.  Simple tools that don’t wear out and are easily used and reused. The advent of mass produced buttons in 13th century Germany allowed us to wear snuggly fitted clothing before zippers, Velcro and spandex.  

What is your earliest button memory?  How are you thriving today?  

#Buttons #buttoncollection #holdingittogether#eco #ecoinfluencer #reuse #madeformore #needleworker #craftjunkie #colorpop#goaldigger #Crispinaffrench #Crispinakit #green #greeninfluencer#aroundmystudio

 

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