I’m in the search for buttons. I’ve always been a collector — a collector of stickers, patches, My Little Ponies, stamps, stationery, coins, buttons, pint glasses, Fiestaware, and basically anything shiny I find on the ground. It’s hard to keep my collecting habits to a minimum so now I keep them more focused. I no longer collect any old notecard, but only ones I’d actually send to someone. Instead of buying every single piece of Fiestaware I see, I only get ones with minimal scratches and in colors I actually like.
I’d put my button collecting on hold until I started knitting my braided headband. Now I need three 1-inch buttons for each headband. I have a hard time finding good buttons unless I want to spend a bundle of money, by which I mean $1 or more each. I looked at Etsy yesterday and although there were oodles of gorgeous buttons at a reasonable price, they also tacked on shipping charges.
Here comes my brilliant and somewhat wasteful idea…buy thrift store clothes just to collect their buttons.
|Oooh, powder blue suit jacket. No thanks.|
But seriously, who would ever wear these garments? That’s why for $3 I purchased these hideous pieces of clothing, clipped off the buttons and tossed them.