have a thing about buttons. Some are like little jewels, proper show offs, others just do their job.... quietly.
I have collected buttons for many years and have a very large collection. People who visit my home are often drawn to the pots of them displayed on the book shelf in the sitting room.... I see them being eyed.... covetously! Its ok though because they cant be dribbled on, being in plastic pots! The tubs used to contain glace cherries.... so there are at least 20 years worth of fruit cake cherry pots there as well, holding a different type of memory!
Each pot contains a particular colour in every hue imaginable. Some are just so stunning I cant bring myself to use them!
In the past I have used them to decorate all sorts of things, bags, keyrings, brooches, jumpers, hats. The time has come to ressurect some of my older bag styles for Fairysteps I think, ones which used buttons in all their glory as a focal point.
Trouble is can I bring myself to take them out of the pot????!!!