Sunday, January 06, 2008

My Neck's Best Friend



Nothing new here but my own spin on it. A great stash buster and I can display some of my great buttons from my button collection.

The only problem has been that as soon as I show one to somebody they want it so I keep making more of them.

Ellen Bloom called me a "genius" ...... nothing I invented just adding a few banana touches.




A word about Buttons:



Somebody wrote me an eMail and asked if she should keep her buttons she inherited from her grandmother "carded"?
I am by no means an expert, but when I have asked some real button "nuts" they have conventions etc. they say that the cards are very important. So if you want to keep their value as a collectible keep them on the cards, as with any collectible the more original you can keep it the more the value.

However, for me I don't care about the collectible value, I just love to play with them sort them touch them and once in a while use them on a project.

I have a great deal of fun looking through the buttons for a project I am working on. In my opinion a button can make the outfit. If I put a fabulous button on a sweater even if the yarn or the sweater is not so fabulous it becomes fabulous. The button sets the tone.

3 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Wow! There are some great buttons in those boxes.

Sometimes, I like my buttons too much to actually use them on a project. Weird, huh?

Ana said...

I have a very difficult time using some of my buttons that I love. Yes I'm weird that way too.

ChelleC said...

You have such creativty! That Next Best Thing is a marvelous concept, and the button collection to be envied as well.