I am just slightly obsessed with buttons. Show me a crafter who does not have a stash of buttons collected and stored in tins, boxes and scattered around the house.
I personally have 3 boxes of buttons. A box of random buttons that were cheap and are handy for when just one or two are needed. Then there is the tin of buttons cut off the tags of clothing - the spare buttons that you keep long after the clothes have worn out and gone to a new home and some buttons that I inherited from my mum - mostly the spare buttons she saved from clothes but there are also a few gems in there that she bought along the way.
Then there is my fancy button box that contains all the buttons I buy. Most of these are bought without a specific project in mind. They just called to me and I had to own them just in case. I pick up buttons in craft shops, yarn shops, yarn festivals, and often they are found in unusual places, antique shops or market stalls.
The buttons are all wood, have 2 holes and have a pretty printed design on the front with a plain back. They are 15 mm in diameter and look great on hand knits, crochet or sewing projects but could also be used in scrapbooking and other papercrafts.
So far there is a choice of eight different buttons and I am selling them in packs of six. Each set of six comes packaged in a polythene bag with an AlderSign label, making them ideal for gifts and treats.
The colours are bright and fun and these would suit children's clothing or spring knits, perfect for this time of year. I don't know about you, but I am desperate to see some signs that the warmer weather is returning soon.
The backs of the packets are also decorated. All button packs will be posted out Royal Mail first class or airmail in a secure packet that will protect the contents.
I think my favourite of these are the red, blue and yellow flowers below.
I hope you like my buttons and visit my shop to have a look. It has been fun creating little bags and labels for them. I would love to hear about your button obsession too!