BUTTONS!!!! Okay so who here has a button fetish like I do? Please raise your hand if you suffer from this infliction *okie counts the hands*. Yep, just as I thought. See I got this theory that there is something about crafters and this secret love of buttons. When ya think about crafting and what kind of things are used with different genre's it seems that buttons can be used in a lot of them. Usually not for the practical purpose for which they are intended but they always seem to add just a touch of decor in so many other crafts.
My earliest memories of buttons is probably the jar of buttons my mom had that always seemed to have the perfect button in it that was needed when one would go missing. I am pretty sure that anyone reading today's drivel can likely remember their mom or grandmother having a similar button jar. I started saving buttons when my daughter was a baby and I would make her clothes, even cutting buttons off of clothing I was discarding. One time at a garage sale I came across a purse that was covered in buttons. I bought the purse, brought it home, promptly cut off all the buttons and put them in my jar and discarded the purse. Told ya I got a button fetish!
Last weekend when Linda and I made our stop in Joann's I had to go to the bathroom. Wait, stay with me here, this is not about my toilet habits, just trying to explain the process in how this happened. Upon completing my visit to the bathroom I saw the clearance section, see I told ya it wasn't about my toilet habits, and of course I can't pass up checking out clearance sales. I immediately spotted...BUTTONS!!! I started going through them and snatching up packages, I couldn't believe they were only 50 cents each. Evidently I was taking a bit to long because Linda found me and I had already gathered some up I thought she would like. We both finished sorting through them and getting all that we thought we would use. Amazingly, or miraculously there were some we thought we wouldn't use.
So now I want to know who reading this post would have not gotten the buttons at 50 cents a package when they were regularly $2.29-$2.49 a package!!!