Sunday, May 13, 2012

More Buttons...

So I have somehow managed to acquire some more new buttons... this time just the plain old everyday garden variety plastic buttons, but I love them anyway.

I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I just couldn't say 'no'.  I'm wondering about combining them with some beads in a new wrap bangle design...

I'm just loving the possibilities and all the bright colours and the variety of shapes and sizes.

It's button LOVE! many ideas, so little time, but definitely not a shortage of buttons!

Friday, April 27, 2012


I really can't help myself.  It doesn't seem to matter where we go I manage to sniff out a button or bead or book or two that I just have to take home with me.

A couple of weeks ago my partner and I had a rare child free day and decided to head to the Barossa Valley... we made a few stops in a few little towns on the way home, one of which was in Lyndoch at a little shop that has been there for years stocked and staffed by a group of local craftspeople.

There are always the obligatory tea towels and hand knitted baby clothes, jars of homemade chutney and jams, and I love picking up a cheap pot of herbs or succulents, and I even ooohed and aaahhhed over some gorgeous hand crafted wooden bowls.  And then just as we were leaving I discovered a tiny basket of handmade ceramic buttons! 

WOOHOO!  Jackpot!

Goodness knows what I might use them for, but I'm sure I'll think of something!