Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Buttons

Wanna know a secret about me?
For some reason I always find myself in the most ridiculous situations....at least three times a day.
Pretty recently I ruined my favorite coat. It was such a nice day out that I sat down and leaned against a pole to people watch. When I went to get up I found out that I was stuck! The pole had just been painted and while I was leaning on it, I dried to it! It took me 25 minutes, a lot of wiggling, and a couple of phone calls to my friends to help me to break free.

I thought my coat was ruined but realized there's always a way to make things better.
My Grandpa gave me lovely box of buttons my Grandma had saved so I figured now would be a great time to use them.
I feel so special to have them.
So I took my coat, turned it inside out and sewed them onto it.
Moo supervised.
It looks way more fun inside out and now, it has some very special buttons.

43 comments:

jb said...

i love your blog katie..its truly wonderfully awesome. thanks for your beauty for life. please feel free to visit my simple little blog that i call me. love your cat so sweet..ahhh. also your photos are so great. you have amazing vision keep it up you got talent.

huggs
JB

Katie said...

I love the coat inside out, what a good idea to keep such a cute coat from going to waste!

Lauren said...

I love the material on the inside of the jacket. What a lovely idea!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I thought that kind of stuff only happened in movies :)

The coat looks great!

futurelint said...

Amazing! It is cuter inside out!

Dionne said...

What an inventive idea! It looks so pretty. I love it!

Anne said...

A job well supervised, Moo! :)

F.(co) said...

hey!!very sweet photos!!i found your blog accidentally accidentally and i'm already addicted!
love your photos!

Mademoiselle C. said...

Really cool!!!

maija said...

Way to make lemonades with your lemons! By the way, you & your cat are truly photogenic. If you've ever watched America's Next Top Model this will make sense - you have got Tyra Banks beat on smiling with your eyes!

Kayla Linzy said...

I like your "new" jacket better than the orig.

Good job.

xo. Kayla L
kaylalinzy@blogspot

trupeach said...

beautiful!

DHB said...

How clever! Nicely done!

Piglet said...

Very clever. It looks super cute.
Now I feel o.k. for giggling at the thought of you trying to wiggle free from the pole!

Brittany said...

What a great way to turn something so sad into something so happy! It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Whoa great idea, if only I'd thought of that when I ruined my peacoat :D

Anais said...

Your post made me cry...my grandmother is very sick right now, and it just made me think of her.

It's so lovely that you got to keep that box of buttons :)

Logan said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog and I just have to say that I love love LOVE your blog. It's so honest, loving, cute, and fun. It seriously makes me want to smile the entire time I'm reading.

I love how you make each day a new adventure and how you spread the love and cheer by leaving cute little surprises everywhere.

So inspiring...

Allie said...

Nice creative solution! Most people would probably flip out about this, but you've done a great job making it work :)

Libërty said...

That pic of Moo is the best.

Cris said...

I have to learn so much from you and the way you face things! ;)

Your new coat looks much better (and more interesting) than the old one! ^.^

In this pic you look as if you were pregnant, but you aren't are you?? :)

kisses from Barcelona!

DaVina LoVe said...

what a creative idea ^^..ur so great..your coat looks more awesome now

Lena said...

It's the way you say things that makes me happy.

pk said...

genius~ i'm a fan hehe... love your blog and all your colourful pictures!

- pk @ zetallite.com

ali said...

that is wonderful! i love it and think that your "painted coat" has such a great story to tell!

by the way, this situation reminded me of this book - one of my favorites as a kid!

http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Coat-Reading-Rainbow-Book/dp/0689716346

colormekatie said...

haha I totally see what you mean Cris! But I'm not pregnant, just doin the pregnant pose to show my new buttons ;)

ashley morgan said...

Love your blog! You seem to be always so upbeat and glass half full, which is awesome and inspiring. When something bad happens, do you ever just scream "F*@K!"?

Kimbirdy said...

Hilarious and Brilliant!

Mr Bragonti said...

So much quality on your blog. Thank you

LovelyAnomaly said...

Fabulous!

Great way of turning "lemons into lemonade".

colormekatie said...

Ashley Morgan- Of course I do! haha

Adelaide said...

Hi Katie,

Your blog makes me want to fingerpaint, mail spontaneous greetings on postcards and put food colouring in my oatmeal. Basically, it makes me feel alive.

Thanks for that.
Shayla

I Wear Masks said...

Your a genius, I wish i had your mind. It would be loads of fun!

kelse said...

aww what a sweet idea! x

Ordinarylife said...

It looks awesome that way!!

Tom Jones said...

What a lovely blog. I was beginning to give up hope of finding one when I stumbled across yours.

The ladybird pins you placed outside in one of your previous posts really brought a smile to my face - as did your cat's door balancing acrobatics :)

Great photos too - can't wait to see more!

JessBecause { ! } said...

serendipity! so cute!

Dani said...

your so cute. so glad your my cousin. save me a cute button.

Jason said...

Amazing-co! Talent-co! Fabuloso-co! En gender tres plas, cappa flaugen. Mi yot shneegie crey "No diblo squeex."

!Con Dribo!

Kat said...

Why do you always have such amazing ideas ??? XD Love it !

624713NYC said...

i love buttons, and thats a cute jacket

Brandie said...

Smart and funny - I love it!

Relyn said...

I love that you spend your life creating smiles. I know a few people who might get themselves stuck to a freshly painted pole. But very few how could turn such an event into something so gorgeous.