I imagine that most of us who like to play with fabric and threads
Am I right?
I mean, they make a great finishing touch, come in all shapes, sizes,
textures, and color, old and new,
and they are cute as a ...well, you know!
It's hard to leave those packs of buttons at the thrift shop behind.
Do you know what I mean?
Just so happens that one of those thrift store packs was close at hand when I needed a few old buttons to finish off a project. I emptied the pack into an old tart tin and found that a button string was tucked inside. Oh, happy day! What makes a string of buttons so endearing? Maybe it's the curiosity about the person who strung them for safekeeping. A simple reminder that women and girls have been taking care of buttons since the earliest of times.
From humble bone and wood buttons to little underwear buttons to fancy china calico and stencil buttons;
you have my heart.
One of my dolls with two sweet stencil buttons from late 19th to early 20th century. (I think.) Would love to hear if anyone knows more about the stencil buttons.