Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Quickie

Some of you (*cough* DAD *cough*) have mentioned how bitterly disappointed you are when I don't post. You've described how you log onto your computer in the morning, almost giddy with excitement at the prospect of reading another wacky, witty, insightful post from yours truly, only to be crushed by a wave of despair when it's the same post as yesterday, or the day before that, or EVEN, the day before THAT.

Well, I take my responsibilities very seriously, you know. Far be it from ME to rain on anyone's parade. So today, I give you.... gratuitous button shots. Don't say I never did anything for ya.

I ordered these after another irresponsible foray on Etsy, sheep and primitive crow mason jar buttons from buttonsbyrobin.

These beauties were actually a gift from my cousin Jessica. They're handmade porcelain buttons from... um.... the old country. One of the big ones, I think. (Hah! I love Chris Farley!)

And this one I picked up while visiting my Dad and stepmum Margot in Perth last week. I mostly bought it as a way to ingratiate myself to the shop owner whose display Maxime had just destroyed, heh. (Ah, 3 year-old boys... you can dress 'em up, but you can't take 'em anywhere). But that doesn't mean it isn't a nice button. AND I've got nice yarn that will compliment it nicely, too.

Happy Knitting Everyone!

10 comments:

Maryse said...

Do you realize how lucky you are that your daddy is following your blog? I love that!

Sandra said...

I am known for indulging myself... but I believe you just beat me - is this $12 I see on the handmade porcelain button - button without a "s" !!!
OK - that's pretty close to me going to buy one bag at M0851 and coming back with two.. but I negotiated them - does that count ?

Dad said...

In my defense, I am a regular by the quick step, through the process.... what you did yesterday you do today...okay "Buttoned" down Dad.

birana said...

oh! nice buttons! Live the 2nd photo! and You have daily readers to feed now. cool :)

Sinéad said...

Gorgeous buttons, I'll have to check out that etsy store.

Ali P said...

I'd love to visit that shop. She's so lovely in email.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow, lovely butons!

Laurie said...

beautiful buttons, especially the ones from the "old country". :-)

Jessica said...

And by "old country," you mean the Glasgow School of Art, in Scotland. Very exotic.

Jennifer said...

Great buttons! But $12 for one large white one? With tiny holes? Ouch! I hope Maxime's mess was worth it! (Or that you make yourself something worthy...)