Sunday, 24 May 2009

a quick distraction

so, i've been working on my felted jumper project the second this weekend, and it is still not coming together the way i'd like. so i thought a quick distraction was in order. i got so many lovely comments about my buttons from my creative space post below, i thought i would share about them with you. my grandmother was always making stuff - for as long as i can remember. she was in the cwa, and would make all sorts of things, dolls, teddies, bags, slippers... and she had this amazing collection of buttons, mostly donated to her by people who knew she would use them. when we were little, us kids would always pour all the buttons out onto the floor in her sewing room, and comb through them, picking our favourites, finding out new ones. a few years ago, when she had to go into a nursing home, i inherited her button collection. they sit proudly on my shelf, most of the time - only to be poured out all over the floor and combed though for projects of my own. here is a little sample, from two little handfuls taken from the big cookie jar of buttons...

6 comments:

Miriam said...

gorgeous buttons and the little doggie is divine :)

becclebee said...

thanks miriam. i was really happy with the way the scotty dog turned out!

Lauren said...

Ahhh woman after my own heart!! You're so lucky to have inherited such a large button stash! It puts my Nanna's tiny jar to shame! I love to look through it too. YOu have some real winners there :)

becclebee said...

yeah, i am really lucky to have the buttons. i am not sure how they came to me rather than any of the other creative members of my family. but i am glad they did...

thetwowindmills said...

Lovely buttons I never find ones as nice as that.

NessaKnits said...

My grandmother had a button collection that I used to go through and I would kill to know what happened to it!

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