Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Button Stash begins

New Buttons
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk.
This past weekend, we wandered into the local independent hobby shop which said it was having a huge sale. Turns out, it's getting rid of half the hobbies and downsizing to half its size. The sewing, knitting, and crocheting supplies are all in the "getting rid of" category.

On the upside is that those supplies were on sale. Having just searched and searched for cute buttons, The Sweetie had (on his own) the idea that we should just get good buttons when we see them. So I got all these, plus some plastic clasps (the kind you use on a messenger bag), a crochet hook, and some cheap decorating garland, for $16 and change!

I especially like the bear claw print buttons at the bottom left. I think they have a future on some navy and gold knitwear. Go Bears!


Kathy said...

I LOVE the bear buttons. THe little colored flowers will be perfect on something, whether a bag or a baby sweater.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Ooooo, the bear paws will look great on a warm woolly sweater.

grace said...

That is too cute that you got "sweetie" into button shopping. That just makes me smile. :)

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Ooo, those are great buttons! I have a tiny button stash that sort of happened on accident. I seem to go seek a perfect button when a project is complete and find something that is "okay" and then not be quite satisfied so I keep looking and buying, LOL!

Brenda said...

Great buttons! I tried to raid my grandmother's button stash, but my aunt had beaten me to it. It makes sense to get a button stash going, especially when the buttons are on clearance!

Kirsty said...

That's amazing (while also being sad that they'll no longer be stocking supplies for those crafts).

Still, a very nice catch!