Here’s looking at you

I was out cutting some smaller branches when suddenly I came across something magical. Some of them had like a pink eye. (They make me think of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.)
I’ve been meaning to try making buttons from branches the whole summer. Now I couldn’t resist getting started.
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I wonder if that pink will remain though as they dry up. I’ll just have to wait and see. And then drilling the holes without breaking them…

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Omg coconut shell buttons!

The progress of my waistcoat is, I have to say, quite good. So I’ve started thinking about what buttons to use. I had nothing exciting at home so I turned to the computer and a new favorite spot: etsy.com

I’m starting to think you can find anything you need on Etsy. I just randomly typed button, ran a search in the supplier category and hello buttons! After a few pages I found them. Coconut shell buttons with intricate patterns!

I think they will go perfectly with my moss green waistcoat, don’t you? The only problem with ordering online is that you have to wait for them… But then I have some more rows and some blocking and sewing left before it’s time to place the buttons.

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