I made several pairs of mitts and then made a pair with a matching collar. The asymmetric design needed a button to complete it. http://www.creativestores.co.uk/new/clothing/women/handknittedcollarandmitts.html
Finding the right button was hard and the search triggered a slight button obsession and the buying of a couple of bulk bags of assorted buttons at Hobbycraft.
Sorting through the buttons took me back to childhood and the pure joy of 'playing' with Mum's button box. A treat usually saved for when we were unwell.
|tiny tiny buttons|
I found buttons that had come as cover gifts.
The packs sold for scrapbooking and cardmaking.
Some needle felt brooches that I decorated with buttons and beads.
|from when I was making most of my clothes|
The beautiful Fimo buttons that my Dad brought me over twenty five years ago. Still unused because I love them so much.
Buttons are big - there are even card buttons. Not quite sure why.