In the meanwhile I've been finding pleasure where I can. When my mother came by to bring me supplies over the weekend she brought me the greatest thing a sick person could ever wish for: a bag full of buttons. No, not that kind of buttons.
|These kind of buttons.|
Some years ago, when started seriously obsessing over crafting in 2007 or so, I realized that whenever I needed buttons for something I had to go out and buy some. And as most of you probably know, buttons are damn expensive, and it's hard to find the perfect ones. So I decided that any self-respecting crafter should have a button collection and started systematically picking up nice ones from craft wholesales, trips and thrift stores. (Of course this thinking spread and now I have pretty extensive supplies of pretty much everything). Then my mother (love you mom!) found this amazing old sewing box full of knitting needles and lace and buttons and everything sort of got out of hand.
|That right side? The one that doesn't shut anymore? Yeah... that's my button drawer.|
|This is about half of the bag.|
|Item number one: Occultists have uniforms? Who knew!|
|A measuring tape for your convenience and amazement.|
|Glass flowers! Pretty as ice.|
|Tiny blue stripes!|
|That on the bottom right? IT'S A LITTLE HAT!|
|Probably some berries, but they really remind me of cells and blood vessels.|
|Autumn photoshoots: I need more of them.|
Or these on my first and favorite cardigan (click for better picks on Raverly): simple but the colors slide from bright yellow to deep red (picked up from Edinburgh, actually):
|Also featured: droll colors and my squid dress.|
|Brains or roses? You choose!|
They have deer on them! And stars! And speaking of deer:
|I haz them.|
This was only a small glimpse, but I feel sorry for you now (the feeling is mutual, I'm sure) and shall finish on another note entirely. After all these weeks I finally blocked my Geodesic cardigan and now there are only a couple of yarn ends to weave in! Ironically, there will be no buttons on it.
|That needle cushion sure is an attention whore.|