Whose Mum or Granny had a button box or button tin? I have fond memories from a young age of being allowed to sit and sift through my own Mum’s buttons. Different sizes, different shapes, some matching pairs or sets, lots of odd ones, lots of old ones, many that stayed in that tin year after year.
This week I was searching for buttons in one of my own button tins – so I thought I’d show some of my favourite ones. The first picture shows leftover fabric buttons made ages ago, dorset buttons from a workshop and two fabulous buttons with cute printed fabric which I bought in France.
The second photo has horn shaped buttons which used to be on a handknitted cardigan, I Ioved them and I loved the cardigan, unfortunately after two years I shrunk it in a wash(!) and couldn’t wear it again. Then there’s a couple of ceramic buttons from a gorgeous shop in Westerham, Kent http://www.anniesattic.co.uk/shop/ – and more ceramic ones from a friend’s trip to Denmark. The rainbow ones I found on a stall at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace about three years ago.
Here’s the reason I was searching for buttons. I needed eleven for this chunky cardigan – finally finished – it had been a WIP for a while! These are wooden and were an internet purchase from China.
I wonder if anyone else has favourite buttons to show off. I’d love to see!