The inaugural meeting of the Carafe Club was a success. There was wine, dessert, crafts and old high school photos.
The idea for a Carafe Club came from a weekend road trip with my running buddies. When the racing was over, we stopped for coffee at a local roasting company to prepare for the long ride home. Next door, was an adorable shop selling button rings.
The inspiration behind our first meeting.
We began with a pretty plate of buttons.
Well that’s just not true. We started with wine. We eventually found the buttons.
Here is what you will need:
- A handful of bright buttons
- A 1/4 inch wide strip of elastic
- Embroidery Floss
- Assorted Needles
- A hot glue gun
Cut the elastic to slightly longer than you will need.
Stitch the elastic ends together.
Use colorful embroidery floss to attach the buttons to the band at the seam.
Add a drop of hot glue between the buttons and the band to reinforce your stitching.
That’s it. Bright, cheerful rings for your daughter, niece or yourself.
K. gave her rings to her daughters the next morning.
I plan to save mine for Christmas morning. I think they look like something The Elves may have designed. These Button Rings will be a sweet little stocking stuffer for my daughters.
I can’t be sure but I suspect T. wore hers the next morning. It was the first day of her new job. I like to think it brought her luck.
As for the high school photos, well, The Carafe Club members grew up together. Many years and many hairstyles have passed between us since we first met. There have been moves, big and small. There have been jobs, marriages, babies, sickness and yes even death.
Through it all there is one constant: laughter. We laugh now as we did then. We laugh loudly. We laugh often.
We drink some wine and run some too.
To The Carafe Club I say simply, “Cheers.”