BUTTONS!!!! Okay so who here has a button fetish like I do? Please raise your hand if you suffer from this infliction *okie counts the hands*. Yep, just as I thought. See I got this theory that there is something about crafters and this secret love of buttons. When ya think about crafting and what kind of things are used with different genre's it seems that buttons can be used in a lot of them. Usually not for the practical purpose for which they are intended but they always seem to add just a touch of decor in so many other crafts.
My earliest memories of buttons is probably the jar of buttons my mom had that always seemed to have the perfect button in it that was needed when one would go missing. I am pretty sure that anyone reading today's drivel can likely remember their mom or grandmother having a similar button jar. I started saving buttons when my daughter was a baby and I would make her clothes, even cutting buttons off of clothing I was discarding. One time at a garage sale I came across a purse that was covered in buttons. I bought the purse, brought it home, promptly cut off all the buttons and put them in my jar and discarded the purse. Told ya I got a button fetish!
Last weekend when Linda and I made our stop in Joann's I had to go to the bathroom. Wait, stay with me here, this is not about my toilet habits, just trying to explain the process in how this happened. Upon completing my visit to the bathroom I saw the clearance section, see I told ya it wasn't about my toilet habits, and of course I can't pass up checking out clearance sales. I immediately spotted...BUTTONS!!! I started going through them and snatching up packages, I couldn't believe they were only 50 cents each. Evidently I was taking a bit to long because Linda found me and I had already gathered some up I thought she would like. We both finished sorting through them and getting all that we thought we would use. Amazingly, or miraculously there were some we thought we wouldn't use.
So now I want to know who reading this post would have not gotten the buttons at 50 cents a package when they were regularly $2.29-$2.49 a package!!!
Raising my hand high...lol. I have a button fetish too. I am packing up and doing a reorg of my craft room right now and I have a whole bin full of buttons. A big bin, not a little one. Brads too. Not only do I have what I collected over the years but I discovered my Mother was a button collector too after she passed away last August. I found old canning jars full of her buttons...lol. Even with all that I have I still keep buying more too...lolReplyDelete
I would have gotten some if my Joann's would have had them lolReplyDelete
I see a Joann run in my future... -KCMReplyDelete
Yes!!! I love buttons. As a little girl Mom use to let me play with the button tin. As far back as I can remember it was always in the tin( like cookies would come in today)ReplyDelete
I love going through all the buttons and Mom would tell me where most come from. I have that tin of buttons now. But I can't bring myself to use them. But I still love to go through them.:)But I do use the ones that I buy.
I can't believe you even needed to ask! LOLReplyDelete
I would have totally got them. In fact I plan on swinging by Joanns to see if ours has any.ReplyDelete
I remember going to my Grandma's and playing with her buttons. Mom had some, too. BUT let's not forget the men in our lives with their containers full of nuts, bolts, screws, etc,
Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane.
okie i would have bought all they hadReplyDelete
Of course I would have picked some up, well I guess I would have picked up A LOT of them LOL. Thanks for your view on pointing our our button addiction. I know growing up my Mom always had an old cookie like tin/can just filled with all kinds of buttons. I always loved that thing (didn't really know why) and wanted one of my own. Well 10 years or so ago a girl I worked with Mother0in-law passed and away and had a can of buttons, well she knew that I crafted and sewed so she gave it to me. Well I was as happy as a clam and now I have my own can of buttons and a large jar of buttons and many packets of buttons etc etc etc.ReplyDelete
Well maybe one or two packages to go with the 1,000,000 I already have!ReplyDelete
My hand is up...six mason jars and little magnetic tin hearts on the side of the fridge in my craftroom with all of the colored ones that are color sorted. (In Roy G Biv order of course) Wish I could post you a pic of them they are so purdy...Also, you look good in glasses and I like your short haircut :) I am 47 and got real reading glasses when I was 42ish and am going to the eye dr on Wednesday because those glasses are no longer cutting it!!! Keep smiling :) Love your blog!ReplyDelete
I forgot to mention a funny button story in my comment: Several years ago, I visited my bachelor brother in Chicago and I went to Hobby Lobby since we didn't have that store here yet, and saw this whole colorful mesmerizing button display and since I was short on space in my carry on bag, I only got some, but then the next week, I had my dear brother go to that store for me while on his cell phone with me, and I was like "walk in the main door. Go down the main aisle on the left side of the store about 2/3 of the way to the back of the store, turn left. Look to the right, etc." and had him mail me tons of "sunglasses" buttons for a big project at the resort where I worked :) Needless to say, he thought I was nuts!ReplyDelete