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Friday, April 1, 2011
Blog Week Entry #5: Embellish the Story
Buttons! Glorious Buttons!
Tea Leaves: Fancy Buttons
Today I'm playing the wild card! It's time to talk about the joys of embellishments - namely, buttons, because the right buttons can make or break an FO. Over the years I have acquired huge containers of buttons, and I never tire of sifting through them, time and time again, in search of the perfect accent for my project. Each time, I come across buttons I hadn't noticed before. With such a huge amount to dig through, I'm always amazed when I can find the right number of buttons I need, but it's rare when that isn't possible and I have to head to the craft store. I have so many that I feel guilty keeping them all to myself, so I've taken to selling some in my Etsy shop and letting my friends shop my stash. I recently used some very fancy buttons that I'd been saving for several years, waiting for the right project to come along. That project happened to be the Tea Leaves Cardigan I knit with some beautiful skeins of Malabrigo Rios - they always fetch compliments!