With twelve buttons to buy, I plumped for some of the cheapest ones in the shop. I may not carry patterns around with me (maybe I should) but it transpires I do carry fabric samples. Rattling around in my bag was a sample of the gold denim I bought in New York, which I have lined up for a make of the Beignet skirt:
I like the way there are patches of mustard in my buttons, to pick up on the colour of the main fabric. I already like that this make will represent the towns of New York, USA and Hay on Wye, Wales coming together in beautiful union!
I bought that beautiful ceramic pansy button with no make in mind, but knowing it will be perfect for something one day.
It goes without saying that I found other things to buy:
The vintage pattern and vintage 60s fabric both came from one of those Aladdin Cave-type shops:
Tomorrow we are homeward bound – no more writing or shopping. I’ve managed to do a lot of both in Hay on Wye!