|Buttons, pretty buttons|
It is said that confession is good for the soul. I’m not sure how true that saying is: certainly, as a child, it didn’t feel very good which is why I would shy away from it. However, I thought that today I would be exceedingly brave and make a confession.
There are some people, especially including Lilian, who won’t be in the least surprised by what I am about to confess to, but if you are easily shocked you may find it helpful to be seated in a comfortable chair with some smelling salts to hand. You think I’m joking, don’t you? Well, I am actually being semi-serious. Read on and you will discover why…
Today I am going to reveal my button stash to you. Now, I have quite a lot of buttons – I say “quite a lot” because I know someone who bought several boxes of buttons from a charity shop amounting to something like 14,000 buttons. Yes, 14,000!
So, here goes:
|Yellow, green, beige and plain wooden buttons|
The first thing you will see is that almost all of my buttons have been sorted. I began by sorting into colours.
|Black, grey and silver buttons|
The next thing you will notice is that they have also been sorted by size. I promise that I am not one of those people who has everything organised to within an inch of its life – honestly! It was simply that, given the number of compartments in the storage boxes, it made sense to have each section for a particular type of button – and size seemed the most sensible.
|White, brown, novelty, leather, vintage
and handmade buttons
Then, of course, there are those where there are insufficient to devote a whole compartment to them. Which other types to put them with? Oh, the dilemma! I can tell you, that particular question gave me more than a few headaches!
|Various blues plus teal buttons|
And we mustn’t forget the blues… My goodness, how do there get to be so many different shades of blue? Oh, is this one blue or teal?
|Purple, pink, salmon and red buttons,
plus patterned wooden ones
and other odds
Our finale leads us to the purples, pinks, salmons and reds, with a short detour to the patterned wooden buttons and some other odds and ends.
There are a few more buttons which I haven’t shown you. That isn’t because I’m hiding them from you. It’s more that they are hiding themselves from me! I did a bit of reorganising in my craft room a while back and I can’t remember where I put them! Oops!
I hope you have enjoyed this look at my button stash. Who knows, perhaps it helps you feel better about your own stash!