Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Buttons at Bigsby's

Look, Ma! This is how I spent my Birthday money. Ooooh! Ahhhhh! Purty!

$43 worth of buttons that fit in the palm of my hand. I feel a little like Jack and the Beanstalk ... Was it really worth it? or just a bunch of worthless beans? To me, it was worth it! Aren't they gorgeous? These buttons are destined to become closures on some of my hand-made journals. Thankfully, I only need 1 per journal--not a dozen for a sweater. Next time, I'll have to bring in the journal covers, and more perfectly match the button to the cover. I just picked out the ones I liked on this day.

On Friday, my husband and I went to Milwaukee I had a Library meeting in town for work. My local Art Quilt group has been talking about Bigsby's Sewing Center in Milwaukee ... I missed the field trip a while back, so Bigsby's was one of my destinations in Milwaukee.

Bigsby's, has a whole WALL of those fantastic and expensive ('highly prized") buttons sold individually and displayed in tubes. After letting things "mash-up" in my brain for a few hours, it got me thinking of Diana Trout's Grid exercise from the Sketchbook Challenge. The buttons displayed this way are all laid out on a grid ...

These will be a nice library of designs and patterns for future projects.

But now ... Back to more buttons. ;-) Enjoy!

1 comment:

Karen M said...

How on earth were you able to choose what to come home with? I think my brain would shut down faced with that many buttons!