My mum gave me these buttons almost 20yrs ago and she had them for a long time before that. Let me tell you that my mum was a bit of a trend setter in her day, living in London during the 60's and going to art college. FAB! So I've always imagined that these buttons would be able to tell a few interesting stories.
Sometimes I've kept these beauties in a box or a jar, I've stored them away and I've had them on show. I've always admired them and also been curious by them. Just recently I took another good look at them and found myself wanting to use them in my textile work and designs. I'm not sure why I haven't done this already.......I think it's been a lack of confidence or maybe not wanting let some of them go.
However I have made a couple of cute clutches/purses and embellished them with my mum's buttons
My bag is for sale here-
I think perhaps it is also a matter of patience and waiting until the right fabric or even design idea comes along!
All of my bags are for sale at http://www.etsy.com/shop/onceinthenorth
I think I will take some more pics of these lovely buttons to show them off!
By the way please ignore- spelling mistakes, puntuation, gobildeegoop....I caught the sun very badly yesterday and I'm starting to feel rubbish! I will correct any errors tomorrow.