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Monday, June 11, 2007

Buttons

Well, my Flea Market finds yesterday were quite minimal! The market was huge but I just didn't find anything all that exciting. In fact, I only spent $5.00!

I found some pretty little vintage buttons and some little appliqu├ęs, all from the same dealer:

Buttons 1

Usually, I find some nice lace and other odds & ends but not this time. Very disappointing! And I haven't seen a vintage iron-on transfer in months! Actually, I haven't seen any since last Summer! What's up with that? Now, it's not like I don't have any. Actually, I have a huge rubbermaid container filled with vintage transfers. I can barely lift it to get it off the shelf but it's one of my obsessions! I love them and I won't apologize for it!

Back to the buttons, it occurred to me that my plastic button collection would be more accessible if I separated them by color. At the moment, I store them in this huge 5 pound antique coffee jar:

Buttons 2

They look really great in the jar but I when I want to use some, I have to dump them all out into a big cake pan just so I can find what I want! So what to do? I have a bunch of old blue mason jars that I could use. Yes, I love old stuff! Methinks I'll contemplate this a bit more!

For today, I'll be sewing up the Dragonfly Cellphone pouch. I'll also do the foundation piecing for my custom order, a Red Hat Lady cellphone pouch.

I worked on Maxine's quilt for a few hours yesterday. I have 3 more patches to replace the stitching on and then I can start embellishing it. Yes, I found 2 more deteriorated patches the other day so I replaced them. I'll have another update on that project for you soon.

4 comments:

loulee1 said...

Pam, I love your button jars. I inherited my grans button tin and love to play with them, tipping them out and just sorting through them.

Sue in western WA said...

I finally had to break down and separate my vintage buttons by color too. It just took too much time to find what I wanted otherwise!

Bunny said...

My 7 year old daughter sorted mine by color. She thought it was great fun.
I got a tackle box with separated sections that were adjustable to put them in. you can see what I did here on my blog: http://flibbertigibbetbunny.blogspot.com/2006/12/hello-kitty-cute-as-button.html

Bunny said...

sorry. here is a tiny url for how i sorted my buttons. TinyURL.com/397j5b

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