confessions of a fabric obsessive

Blast from the Past – Buttons

I was browsing in a charity shop the other day, as is my wont, and I spotted a basket full of cards of buttons.

Of course, I had to buy some

Being me I couldn’t resist arranging them in colour order either (spot orange making a rare appearance?).

Aren’t they pretty? Even though the tops have been cut off, I still recognise the brand (Aero) from the 1970’s when my mum and my gran used to knit jumpers and cardigans in the evenings.
This photo brings back memories of hand-knitted cardigans in scratchy wool. The best thing about them, then, was being allowed to choose the new buttons for my new cardi. Mum knitted like a demon too, the yarn went from shop to being sewn up in a few weeks (mind you I was a bit smaller then too).

Not bad for £3.

Happy Sunday


4 responses to “Blast from the Past – Buttons

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