Button Enhancement

You may remember that I am on a mission to collect interesting buttons. It started with making neckwarmers that needed closures, and a desire to add something unique to simple pieces. My small button jar has done the job until now, but I have been wanting a little inspiration.

I found some vintage buttons on etsy that have been fun. But I still wanted a larger influx of materials to work with. I have this fantasy of being able to sink my hand into a deep bin of buttons, fish around a bit, and pull out a treasure every time I need inspiration. It’s really hard to fit my hand into a old apricot jam jar…

A trip to Michael’s today for some Cotton Ease resulted in a side trip down an aisle I have never explored before. I found a company that claims to sell a bag o’ buttons clipped from vintage fashions! For just $4.99 you can pick up a grab bag of buttons.

I have no idea if these buttons are truly from ye olden days or not, but there look to be some fun ones in there.

It was an immensely satisfying moment to rip open the bag and dump all those buttons out into a tin. And then I could start picking through them, looking for hidden treasure. There are metal, plastic, and fabric-covered buttons. Some are singletons, others belong to pairs and sets of multiples. So many possibilities! Here are some of my favorites:

Okay, enough procrastinating. It’s time to refill my drink, find a comfy seat, and get back to knitting those darn socks. Because after writing yesterday’s post, reading all your comments, and talking to people at SnB last night, I feel slightly more motivated to give finishing a try. I guess I do want to go down swinging after all, not just lay there while I get punched in the head, wishing I was somewhere else. (Ha! that’s an Olympic metaphor–I must be feeling better already!)

I wish all of you the best who are in the same boat as me. We have until tomorrow to finish up what we set out to do, and should feel good about whatever we are able to accomplish.

Have a great weekend and knit something fun!

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One thought on “Button Enhancement

  1. What a great idea for a company!

    I’ve been procrastinating all day but I’m getting off my computer now to knit my own stupid socks!

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