Hi, my name is Katrina, and I collect buttons.
Okay, I don't collect buttons on purpose... It just kind of happens. You know how every article of clothing you buy comes with a spare button, should anything ever happen to the ones on the garment? Heaven help me, I cannot throw these away.
It's almost a compulsion. The worst part is when a button comes off a shirt or something, it's usually an indication that the garment is old, starting to wear out and time to discard. If it comes off a pair of pants it's time for a diet.
I needed some buttons for my Auburn Like Anne sweater, so I thought I'd have a look in my button jar. The sweater calls for 3 buttons, and most of my buttons are multiples of one or two (and many of them say Jacob or RW & Co. rendering them virtually useless for handcrafted garments).
Fortunately, when an old jacket of Jason's was worn beyond repair I salvaged the buttons. The wood-look of these old, plastic buttons will look great on the orange-red sweater, which is coming along great!
I'm looking forward to a loooong weekend, so stay tuned for exciting posts over the next few days as I tackle some SPRING CLEANING!!
Aaaaaand, Happy St. Patrick's Day!