28 November 2012

WOYWW 182

It's Wednesday!!! Where did first half of this week go?!


OK, two days of extra work commitments has meant things have been quiet here on the crafting front, although I have finished another of my 12 Tags of Christmas (post for that later). The idea for this post is that we get to share what's on our workdesks (rather than our finished projects) so we can get to visit our fellow crafters without leaving our own front doors. It's all organised by Julia at the Stamping Ground who will give you all the details/links so you can join in the fun too. As it's been quiet I thought I'd show you my small collection of buttons:) I've collected a fair few in my time but the vast majority of these came from my mum, and lots of those were passed down by my nan (a seamstress by trade). They range from the bog standard ones to the sort I save for very special occasions (OK, so I look at them and decide against using them this time! again!!) There are glass ones, mother of pearl ones and mum says some were made as one-offs for people in the fashion business. All I know is I'm never without a button for a project!! So now it's time to sign off and go visit fellow WOYWWers. This may happen this morning, or I may get another call to go into work and it will need to wait until later. Either way, I'll see you soon. Hugs, Buttons x

32 comments:

  1. You can't beat a desk full of buttons to mess about with.
    Lynn//46

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  2. Buttons, you desk made me smile this morning. I too was a tailoress and have given Annie my stash of buttons. Have fun with them. Hugs Rita xx

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  3. Buttons by buttons! Sorry!
    Lovely collection perhaps one time you could spotlight some of the individual ones like the special ones made as a one off.
    Interestingly, when I was at the show at weekend I could not believe the price of some buttons now. £3 for one and various prices around there. WOW.
    Take care and I got to you before you got to me this week, phew!
    Hugs, Neet xx 29

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  4. morning buttons, no desk from me but what a glorious collection of buttons!! have a creative day! hugs trace x

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  5. Morning Buttons, my your button collection is awesome! Have a great day, personally I'm glad it's Wednesday, nearer the weekend that way!! Helen, 8

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  6. What is it about buttons that everyone loves? I have fond childhood memories of playing with various button boxes - maybe it was a cheap way of entertaining children but it worked for me.
    Love the big puffed out wooden ones.
    Ann B
    #55

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  7. Now thats a good collection of buttons, happy crafting jill #48

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  8. WOW I love buttons ..but to have heirloom buttons lucky you ...if they could tell a story !!.. I don't have stash any where near as good as this but I too have some special ones that have yet to make to a project... LOL. Thanks for sharing the loveliness have a wonderful week x #63

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  9. Oh what a fab photo! Another button-lover here. Shows where my brain is though - I thought the ones on the bottom right were chocolate doughnuts when I first looked! LOL. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@41)

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  10. Okay, so those would be Buttons' buttons then?! What an amazing collection - I know you said you had a lot, but I hadn't really imagined that... and how lovely that so many of them have been passed down through the family. Just visited all the 9s telling them I'm at 79, and now I'm at 80 - bah!! So now I'm visiting friends instead!
    Alison x

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  11. Oh wow. I love buttons and would happily spend my time playing with these.
    Hugs,
    A x #42
    ps I'm hoping you will 'like' us and share us with your friends. [check out my blog for more info]

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  12. We got a bit excited for a moment as we thought the buttons to the right were doughnuts to share with fellow WOYWWers! Great collection by the way.

    The bears @#85 this week

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  13. I too am constantly gobsmacked by the price of buttons these days - even in charity shops and car boots, which used to be my best source! I must be sitting on a goldmine, I've collected hundreds over the years... Lovely things aren't they? Chloe x I'm not WOYWWing today, just visiting :-)

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  14. Looks like we both love buttons. I have oodles of them in boxes, bags, tubs and don't use them very often.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  15. What a lovely collection of buttons and how lovely that they came from your family. I am the same with using my more special buttons and they weren't even from my family :) Have a lovely week! Sandi #105

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  16. oooh how lovely - you cant beat a nice big pile of buttons can you! Hope you are well and having a fabulous week. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 25

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  17. Oh! WOW! Buttons,
    BUTTONS, how many necklaces could I make out of that lot???? I love working with buttons. Cant wait to see what you conjure up with that lot.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

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  18. LOL oh how I relate to this. I gathered "a few" buttons for Christmas projects but always change my mind at the last minute as what if I need it another time for some other project!!
    Like you I have vintage, glass, etc. The most precious are genuine Art Nouveau and Art Deco which have been passed down to me.
    Next item I make I will use a button and stop having them there merely to look at LOL.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Thanks for the push!

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  19. Happy WOYWW - I lOVe your desk today, I too am a fan of buttons and hesitate to use the ones I have and buy more. Addicted? Well maybe just slightly, haha.
    I don't see it on your blog roll, but I think you would like this one http://buttonfloozies.blogspot.co.uk/
    Mo :0)) x

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  20. Lovely stash of buttons. Love buttons... I inherited my Granma's button box.
    Happy Wednesday,
    Laura
    73

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  21. SO many treasures Buttons! Many of them with wonderful memories. If you are like me there are amongst my family collection some that will never make it onto a project - they are just too special. Silly I know but true!

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  22. What an amazing collection Buttons! You have so many! Hugs, Sandra

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  23. A fair few? OMGosh yes you certainly do! They look fab. And can you tell we WOYWW'ers love food ? A 'fair few' thought you had chocolate covered donuts for us this week! :D nan 114

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  24. Hi Buttons,
    Thanks for visiting me - lovely comment, and I'll have the finished product up mighty soon.
    I love buttons too, and have a lot of interesting old ones from my Mother. I love the feel of lots of them. Recently bought a large-ish bag of bugs and dragonfly buttons and but them in a hat to run my hands through them. Used them for a background stamp - I'll put it up.
    Cheers,
    Ros. #57

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  25. How could you NOT have a wonderful button collection?! I'm trying to hoard my stuff less and embrace that whole YOLO (you only live once), but it's hard sometimes to let it go!

    Have a great week! Darnell #54

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  26. happy WOYWW!
    i'm trying out the method of visiting blogs with the same ending number as mine so here i am! i love buttons! i too have a lot and always put off using the most special ones.
    thank you for sharing!
    hugs,#13
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  27. happy WOYWW!
    i'm trying out the method of visiting blogs with the same ending number as mine so here i am! i love buttons! i too have a lot and always put off using the most special ones.
    thank you for sharing!
    hugs,#13
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  28. Wow, look at all of those, you really live up to your name don't you!

    Hugs
    Brenda 94

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  29. Hi Buttons!!! A very suitable post for you I think! Lovely - Happy WOYWW Laura xxxx

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  30. Hullo there Buttons, I love the desk! living up to your name eh Buttons? and lvoe the tag above too! :D Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1

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  31. Love the buttons, I'm a seamstress by trade too, and I collected so many buttons I gave a away most of them to my crazyquitling friends. The history of some of them are really interesting! Thanks for sharing!
    Ginny #103

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  32. That is a truly impressive load of buttons! I have just one baggie of old buttons so I rarely use them as I just don't want to give any of them up. :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment already, Deeyll

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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