I know I'm not alone in my love for buttons. I think my fascination with them comes from playing with my nan's and mum's button tins as a child. I used to love scooping up little hand fulls of them and letting them cascade through my fingers. I could use them as money when playing shop, group them into categories, then count them, and all for absolutely no reason whatsoever!
These days I keep my own buttons in a glass kilner jar so I can still admire them, but I actually use them every now and again too! And I suppose I still use them as currency, swapping them with friends and giving them as gifts. They come in so many colours, shapes and sizes, and I can never resist buying a few when I visit a haberdashery or vintage shop.
I have a special button-related project to share with you next week. In the meantime I'm off to play shop with my button jar again!
Are you a fellow button freak?
Have a well-fastened Monday,