Buttons are my weakness. We all have one. Objects can be beautiful as well as useful, and buttons definitely fall into this category.
Still. I’m not sure I’ll ever have a use for that single, clay, dog-shaped button. The more you sew, the more you realise that buttons are button-shaped for a reason. There’s no reason to buy novelty buttons. It just doesn’t make sense. Which is why I’ll probably never stop buying novelty buttons.
I do try to be good, too. I’ll stock up on stacks of matching, boring buttons that will be perfect for my next make. And they really are perfect. Just not quite as perfect as little red vintage sailing boats.
Do you have a sewing weakness? The objects that make your heart sing and your practical side sigh?