Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Button Box

Latest story at Buggering Knit Monkies: The Button Box

Our "Button Box" was an old shortbread cookie tin with a jam label on the top. In my mother's handwriting, it read Button Box and that was all. It sat on her sewing table or in a cupboard for most of my life. When I "inherited" all her sewing and craft items, this was the thing I cherished most.


  1. I was just thinking about the button box the other day and hoping that we still had it. I'm so glad that you do.
    Next time I'm in Regina doing crafts with you, can I take a small handful of buttons?

  2. Of course you can! It will be like a starter for your own box.

  3. I was just thinking about the button box the other day too!!! I love the smell of it.

  4. My family has one's in an old tin. I have pillaged it and plan to add some of the antique buttons to a hand made bag I bought at the farmer's market. It needed a new front button, but I am adding others decoratively on the strap. It's been on my "to do" list forever - thanks for reminding me! =)

  5. Buttons to match anything could be found in that box.

    Thank you. Good post to wake up to today.

  6. I inherited my Grandmother's button box. I know exactly how you feel. :)


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