Donna Pool's Profile

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I'm a stay-at-home mom who used to work as a freelance photographer.I have enjoyed sewing Puzzle Balls and Teddy Bears and giving them as gifts for years. These come in a variety of sizes and are made entirely by hand...no sewing machine or automated equipment of any kind is used to make these.

I'm also having a lot of fun with my button machines! Whether I'm using my own photos or designs or recycling images from magazines and catalogs, it's fun to see how much art can fit on a 1-inch or 2 1/4 inch button.

I used to love looking through old Life and Look magazines my parents and grandparents had saved and I've collected old photography magazines for years. I make my vintage buttons out of recycled images from those because they're like preserving tiny bits of history...a fascinating little peek into the past…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 25
  • Joined December 1, 2006

Favorite materials

fabric, thread, photographs, magazines, buttons

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About

I'm a stay-at-home mom who used to work as a freelance photographer.I have enjoyed sewing Puzzle Balls and Teddy Bears and giving them as gifts for years. These come in a variety of sizes and are made entirely by hand...no sewing machine or automated equipment of any kind is used to make these.

I'm also having a lot of fun with my button machines! Whether I'm using my own photos or designs or recycling images from magazines and catalogs, it's fun to see how much art can fit on a 1-inch or 2 1/4 inch button.

I used to love looking through old Life and Look magazines my parents and grandparents had saved and I've collected old photography magazines for years. I make my vintage buttons out of recycled images from those because they're like preserving tiny bits of history...a fascinating little peek into the past.

Check out my blog...I write about what I'm making and anything else that I find interesting:

http://ddpool.blogspot.com

Feel free to browse through my Flickr, too:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddpool/

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