Another place I got a lot of ideas from was my children's book collection. I had a bunch of wooden dinosaur buttons that my mother had bought for me to make something with for my son but they never made it into a project or garment for him as a baby and at age 9 he wasn't so into dinosaurs anymore but I got an idea.
My son had received this book Byron Barton as a baby. It was all simple shapes and bright colors and still lingering on our bookshelves, it was almost like a pattern to follow! Perfect inspiration. I took some artistic license and made these postcards which are some of my favorites.
(Yo-yo's, decorative stitches, buttons and metallic fabrics)
(Buttons, decorative stitches, beads, metallic fabric, hand embroidery)
(Beading, metallic fabric, buttons, couched yarn on the edges)
(metallic rick rack, yo-yo's beads, buttons, decorative stitches)
See Mom, I used those dinosaur buttons finally!
Postcards like trading cards are little works of art. Frame them, decorate your walls, send them to special friends, collect them. Make them for holidays, swap them with a group. Lots of possibilities lots of fun.