Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Buttons & Bows, well no bows actually.....

As you get to know me more and more you'll reason how random my thinking is, which in turn makes my blog posts rather random!

I'm back onto the subject of sewing today, that's because I started making a pair of trousers at the weekend which I couldn't finish as I hadn't thought to get buttons for them ahead of time, oh yes I am that stupid!

So clearly I trawled through all the pretty vintage and repro buttons I have, searching for the right ones, and I thought how much I love buttons! Buttons really make a garment, they seem such insignificant things but actually they can transform dull to dynamic. So I took some pics of my favourites.


I'm a sucker for anything sparkly, whether it be jewellery or buttons, well yeah anything ok!



I love green, well red heads should you know! So whenever I see nice vintage buttons at a reasonable price I snap them up sharpish.



Does my button obsession ever end?



And finally prove that some modern buttons are just as good! These are so stylish and I know will look fabulous on the project I'm planning.

I do promise if I ever get around to finishing something I will let you see, well only if it looks good!


8 comments:

Helen Highwater said...

Those modern ones are impressively retro-looking!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

aren't they Helen, I may have to go and buy them in other colours...... nooooo I must resist!

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

I love the first on pics. So stilish

I've got the same obsession and made earrings with buttons and strong glue, when holes are hidden ;P

Straight Talking Mama! said...

What a good idea making them into earrings!

Yesterday Girl said...

That's some collection you've got there! Love the green ones.x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thanks hon, I have loads more but hey there are only so many pics of buttons anyone wants to see ;o) Green ones are my faves too!

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

I love those buttons! I'm obsessed with buttons too! I've made some into earrings and they looks great. You can also make hat pins, brooches, decorate shoes with them, the sky's the limit! love your blog, by the way!
much love, Brittany
http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com/

Mademoiselle Coco said...

They are really unusual ! I love knitting and I am always looking for pretty buttons !

Vintage patterns always add zips...!!! Damn it !

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