I keep looking at these and thinking that something rather wonderful must be made to platform them. But what? I am lucky enough to have twelve of these beautiful buttons. A skirt with buttoned pockets and a belt? Something self drafted or a wonderful vintage pattern? What, what, WHAT can it be?
The buckle arrived in a package all the way from Switzerland, a country that conjures impossible glamour for me. I’m sorry if this makes anyone cringe, but I can’t think of Switzerland without thinking of Heidi, Peter the goat herd, Clara in her wheelchair, and of course the kind grandfather – all contained in the gold embossed, red bound edition of this novel that I would read again and again as a child. In fact, just writing this swoops me back to my childhood hiding place between the blanket chest and the radiator in my bedroom, where I would cuddle up with a book and cooking chocolate stolen from the kitchen. Ah, memories… (Ahem, get back on topic, Karen!)
Olivia, a reader in Switzerland, offered to send me some thrifted silk thread and was kind enough to parcel up a whole load of goodies. Bless her heart. I picked up the parcel the morning of my Bound Buttonhole Get Together, a day filled with sewing friends and the kindness of sewing strangers. Utter bliss.
Can you suggest something to make with my buckle and buttons? And do you have a favourite memory of childhood reading?