There was the sound of hundreds of buttons hitting the floor as my elbow hit the button box… i don’t really know how i got so many, but they have memories. I have some buttons from my mums collection (no idea how they ended up in my possession which i remember playing with and stringing onto cotton as a kid), many i’ve bought from op shops very cheap and some from clothes my kids or i have worn (spares attached to clothes in little packets and never needed or buttons i’ve unpicked from worn out clothes ).
So now that my liitle button friends have fallen out of their little colour coordinated compartments i thought it would be a good time to photograph them and share a few.
Some are so amazing they need a special project so they can shine.
Some are very unusual and look well loved.
Aren’t they great, amazing buttons? What should i do with them all? i admit i’m a collector and hoarder… so am having trouble parting with all my stashes but am determined to release them into my creative pursuits. I’ve already used 2 dozen buttons on cards this week… only 2 hundred or more to go!!! LOL
Check out this cute jacket i bought for $1 at the op shop… i only bought it for its fantastic buttons but my youngest has taken a liking to the jacket and wants to wear it, so i’ll have to wait.
14 pink buttons the size of a 20 cent piece! Bargain!