Today I finished up the piece from the Friday night class. This is a paper and fabric confection. They make up really quickly - you can probably get one finished in a couple of hours and they can be made to fit any theme. I think it's really pretty.
I took a couple of photos, the detailed one shows all the notions I hung from her. She has a couple of old bobbins, a thimble, a scissor button, a couple of tags we made with paper and cardboard, and some safety pins. The fun part was making the button sandwiches. I've stacked buttons on another couple of projects and forgot how much fun it could be. Check out the detail picture (which I've changed the colors on so you can see the notions better), if you look at the Sew Lovely tag you'll see an embellishment that is made of three buttons. I used two flat buttons and one domed button - just glued them together with Fabri-tac. Then there is a clear button framed with silver that I glued a magenta button on. Both bows by her hips have buttons glued to them too - I just snip the shanks off with wire cutters. The center medallion on her torso is also two buttons - I just glued a fancy button on top of a flat one. So there's an idea for you - if you need an embellishment of some sort go through your button jar and see what you can stack.
Barbara Willis sells kits to make these - one in ivory and one with a mermaid theme at her website.