It took a moment or two, I’m usually all in, straight off, but for this I wanted more, I wanted just the right things to make them perfect.
I’ve been button obsessed for as long as I can remember, collecting them, trading them, pinning them to jackets, jeans, hats, bags & packs. As a kid I didn’t have any money, so most of my collection was promotional freebies, with the occasional Snoopy or Ziggy thrown in. I remember getting a library one from the Bookmobile (our small town mobile library), oh, and anyone else remember the BOOK IT Pizza Hut reading program ..I think I was mostly in it for the free badge and mini pizzas!
Fast forward 20 years and that pin love was still there, so I treated myself to a button maker, it was confusing and fumbly and inconsistent and while I had fun making my own custom pinbacks, I couldn’t produce a consistent quality badge. I loved the ones that turned out, but was frustrated at the waste to get one good. Fast forward another 15 years and here we are, my cute ideas officially on paper, an upgraded button maker, USA made parts and pieces, lovingly hand pressed one by one in my little studio.
I made it for me, because I love that question .. I made it for you, because maybe you do too ♡
Pink Moons ♡
I say “lowercase official” because I don’t plan on being a big O – Official button factory, I’m keeping it simple and handmade and mostly buttons for stitchers and makers and buttery cracker lovers.
I make bags all sorts, I also make all kinds of buttony badges for my bags and apparently I don’t mind making two tone linen stitch in lace weight. It seems finishing the 3 year scarf has created a mini obsession in my brain with this stitch. P.S the pulls on that bag are glow jelly yarn and smell like peppermint! (100% the reason why I bought it ..uses are seriously limited!)
Just because I can never have enough of all of the above, I am knitting a bag to carry around my knitting (haha) jelly pulls couldn’t handle this, maybe instead I’ll sew in a pink zipper, possibly topped off with a pink moon badge and some inappropriate cross stitching ..I honestly don’t know if I am cool enough to pull off a swear bag or if I even want to be that kind of cool?!? I am 50/50 love hating on this anyways, not sure if the linen stitch is working in this worsted marshmallow looking yarn, it’s more beefy than I would like and almost feels like I’d be caring around my junk in a towel ..heavy.. and I didn’t even think of how gross a white project bag would get :(
Now thinking of actual food and it’s a weird meal! They are especially prone to happen when I am in a snacky mood and want a little bit of everything in the house (or if there is NOTHING in the house). So easy to take it to the next level when you’ve grocery shopped hungry and you’ve bought all kinds of good eats and the decision on what one thing to have is impossible because you want a little taste of every delicious thing! Thankfully 83% of the time I think of fresh vegetables as yummy snacks, but I have been known to have just a plate of chips or a doughnut hole lunch ..and I’m ok with that :)