When I buy things, I like them to have a use.
Yarn = knitting
Postcards, ribbon etc = inspiration
Roving = felting
Beads = jewellery
Mints = feeding my addiction
Buttons = guilty dilemma
Buttons are for ...........well, sewing on garments to use as fastenings, aren't they...........
That was so, until I went into Duttons for Buttons and almost had a heart attack. I'd never been into a button shop before. Just the button department at John Lewis whenever I needed something for a garment I'd knitted. John Lewis does functional well, not passion or inspiration.
Duttons for Buttons does passion.
A lady helped me choose buttons for a garment I could only describe, because I did not have the knitted piece with me, (I was not expecting to encounter a button shop in Harrogate), and I couldn't remember how many buttons I needed. She was extraordinarily patient with me, and I can only imagine that is because she is passionate about her wares.
So this was my entry into the world of buttons.
At the time I was in the shop, my feet were still firmly in the camp of functionality.
Hang functionality, some of these things are works of art.
In that one sentence, I have probably stepped gingerly through the door of button world, and the door has closed gently behind me.
Though I still have that niggling problem with things having a function...........
.....solved whenever I look at these.
Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.
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