Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I got the buttons! I inherited my mom's button box. OH JOY! I can't tell you the countless hours I spent rummaging through this as a child. This has always been my kind of treasure. You can definitely see the decades running through this collection. It started with my great grandma Jensen. Probably in the 30's or 40's. Then when my parents got married in the 60's, that's when she got it. And I can definitely see those weirdo buttons from the 60's and 70's.... then I recognize some buttons from some ghastly things I wore in the 80's and 90's. YIPES.
So I pass my love of all things old onto my children. Cannon has taken to it. We have spent many afternoons sorting our buttons into their respective colors. His favorite part is finding all the random stuff: a googly eye, one half of a pair of red dice, a petrified eraser.
We had mostly black and white buttons, so I put them into a beautiful old blue canning jar.
Then I thought, "What in the world should I do with all of these buttons?" I can't just look
at them forever.
So I'm sharing some in the swap I'm participating in, and then I searched the internet and found some wonderful button flowers. And since I have about a million crocheted flowers, I added those too. I'm very happy with the cheery result!
So if anyone needs a button, call me!