Button club

22 Jun
Button club

If you read my previous post, Buttoned Up, you’ll know that everything’s gone ‘buttons’ recently. So on Tuesday this week (17th June 2014), me and some crafty friends at work held the first meeting of ‘button club’!

(Btw it also happened to be the same day that my cousin gave birth to a gorgeous son, Mitch Mcmillan, who I made this blanket for recently.)

Anyway, so, we all brought some buttons along and enjoyed looking at each other’s stashes. Here are Becca and Lizzie, who were so busy looking at buttons, they didn’t notice me get my camera out!

Becca & Lizzie looking at buttons

Becca & Lizzie looking at buttons

Not only were there some fab buttons to look at, but also some interesting ways of storing buttons. Becca had an old tin (once used for tobacco), I’ve got a really little drawer unit, and Lizzie had this nifty tin in the shape of a book (by Cath Kidston):

Button tin in the shape of a book!

Button tin in the shape of a book!

There were plenty of interesting buttons in our stashes – different materials, colours, shapes and engraved patterns. But we were all in agreement by the end that there was just one button that was the most impressive – it came from Lizzie’s stash and here she is looking proud of it:

Lizzie's amazing button

Lizzie’s beautiful button

We’ve nicknamed this the ‘naked lady’ button, for obvious reasons. I particularly like the stylish cape (if that is a cape?), even though she’s not bothered with any other clothes…

The intricacy of the design is what we all loved, especially considering that this button is only 1.5cm (½in) wide! We’ve no idea where this button has come from, so there’s no chance of getting any more, but that’s the beauty of unique buttons like this.

Do you have any ideas for what project this button would be good for? I’m thinking a cape or scarf, in honour of the lady on the button. Do you have any interesting buttons?


Posted by on June 22, 2014 in Beading, Crochet, Knitting, Papercrafts, Sewing


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3 responses to “Button club

  1. thoroughlymodernlizzie

    June 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    My little button is famous!

  2. CraftyStaci

    June 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    When my kids were little, the only thing that got them through a trip to the craft store was the few minutes I let them dig through the loose button bin for treasures. My daughter still has a whole jar full! By the way, I agree – that’s a fabulous button! 🙂


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