Thursday, May 25, 2006

Buttons make the sweater....

My latest dilemma: Which button to choose?

I have a huge collection of buttons (if you want to see pictures see my button blog:) BananaButtons

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 style of the sweater is not so fabulous the sweater suddenly becomes fabulous. The button sets the tone and the look. It's like the purse and shoes is to an outfit.

You know you can have a cheap dress on but if you have a very expensive fabulous purse and shoes your outfit suddenly becomes great. I should add hair and make up into this mix also, if you have your hair and make up looking good and fabulous purse and shoes you can practically wear your pajamas and look "fabulous dahling".

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 collectable keep them on the cards, as with any collectable the more original you can keep it the more the value.

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


zippiknits...sometimes said...

What a beautiful blog you have here. Now I will go back and read the whole thing. Your knitting is gorgeous and innovative.

The story you told in the KR about the knitter and the ball of yarn at the senior center was so great. Thank you so much for posting it.


Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

What lovely designs you have. ANd I love the BuTtons too! That large pink button is my choose for that sweater ... from what I see of it that is. Would have to see the whole sweater to see how it goes, but I bet it would be the crowning glory. Happy knitting!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Hey, AnnaBanana.

MonkeyGurrl here. I met you last weekend at Stitches, where you graciously taught me the Twisted German half-pike double flip cast on. :) I love your blog (now that I'm all caught up) and look forward to hearing about the class you will (or won't) teach!

Ellen Bloom said...

Hi Ana Doll!
Always fun hooking up with you on Brandi...even though it was 300 degrees in Hollywood today!

Buttons are like jewels. Treasure them!

Let us know when you'll be teaching your class at SFTH....I'd love to sign up too!

Ellen B.