I've been snooping around on a few other crafty blogs lately that all seem to have good buttons. They'll need a button for an eye on a softie or the perfect button to adorn a new carrysmall and they'll dig into their stash and just find one. I was envious, I'll admit it. I had exactly 3 kinds of buttons. Brown ones from Haiku, daisy ones from my rollup needlecase and 3 teeny purple ones that I found in the very bottom of my quilting fabric box. Not much good for giving something that cute little finishing touch.
The solution? ebay, of course. I won a mixed lot of over 1100 buttons for about $8. A pretty good deal I'd say, considering a set of 5 boring ones sell on a card for over a buck at fabric shops. This is just a small selection of what was in the auction, but I'm really pleased with them. I did need to give some of them a little bath, they were pretty dusty and dirty. Thankfully I only allowed one button to fall into the garbage disposal. I tried to get it out, but sticking my hand into the disposal gives me nightmares. I always think someone is going to sneak in and turn it on <shiver.> At any rate, the button was plastic and the disposal seemed to eat it up just fine.