I wish I was the Sugar Plum Fairy.

It feels like Friday, which is a very sneaky thing for a Thursday to do.

A little shout out to any West Michigan Rosewood Buttons readers. Perhaps you would like to take a short jaunt over to West Michigan Weekly, a blog full of mitten travels such as a trip to the GR Ballet and awesome giveaways, such as a wine tasting for six... a.k.a. "the work blog."

P.S. My AT&T saga still unfolds like a prickly sweater. Shall the Internet ever come?


Is it?

And the first rude sketch the world had seen
was a joy to his mighty heart,
till the Devil whispered behind the leaves,
"It's pretty, but is it Art?"
Rudyard Kipling

I came across this quote on The Pine River Review and also wanted to share. Meanwhile, I've been stood up twice by AT&T and am still without the Internet. Damn them.


How movie posters should be.

Aren't these delicious? Every now and again, we're treated to a set of posters that are more than a Photoshopped image of an actor or actress (not to minimize the skills needed for a well done Photoshop job), and it is like a treat to the eye. Already looking forward to the new film by Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky, I was simply tickled when I saw the posters for Black Swan. Deranged ballerinas running around paranoid in feathers and tutus? I'm in.

Number three is my favorite. If the movie lives up to my expectations, I'd be willing to track down a copy of it for my wall. Number two is lovely as well.


Open for Business

Come one, come all, to the wonderful, whimsical world of Rosewood Buttons on Etsy!

My Etsy shop is open, featuring a few circular brick stitch pieces, the beginning of a lovely selection of handcrafted items. I'm thrilled to say that things are finally up and running, as it was very intimidating thing. In addition to a sling of things on the Etsy to-do start-up list, selling items online feels somewhat exposing. A silly thing to hear from somebody who blogs, I know.

The photography aspect ran parallel to the cooling Michigan weather. Winter has certainly awoken and stretched its arms, casting chilling air, icy temperatures, and quickly darkening evenings. None of these things make for smooth photoshoots. Neither does the presence of a quite adorable beagle.

 Hey, Rufus! We're trying to do a photoshoot here!

Please take a moment to stop by and tell me what you think!