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!
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):
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:
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?