I have confessed here how I collect (read: hoard) fabrics, wool, ribbons and craftbooks. I also have a quite impressive button collection, and I have shown some of it here. I also have many things in my cupboards I am not sure of. I am not sure why I have them, and I am also struggling to see a way to use them. But I suck at tossing things.
I have a big jar full of re-cycled metal buttons. And plastic buttons looking like metal. Flowers-shaped buttons, shiny pearl-looking buttons, diamond-shmiamond-buttons. I like them, they're very pretty, but I haven't managed to find any use for them. One could argue if the collection actually needs to be usable at all, but I would like to think that I keep things for reason. So I took a closer look...
...and fell in love again! I can't throw these away! But how could a natural fiber-lover like me (wool, linen, wooden buttons) find a use for such a plastic bling-bling? But as in many cases, the first answer is not always the last (or the best either)! I really think I need to experiment more and think outside the box more often, too. Here we go:
This little rose-holder was closely followed by these:
Little felt pouches with my old birds and some new flowers! I know these might not be everyone's favorites, but I like the new look! And that said it really doesn't take that much to make something look fresh (and new - I think I've used the word a few times here already) - I am happy with the results. Hello spring and sunshine: here come my bling-birdies!
Happy new week!