My life has been quite buttony recently, and today I received these most wonderful buttons in the post from Button Mad; they are handmade, giving employment to women in South Africa, and are also quite beautiful, just the thing to make a cardi a bit special.
I also joined with Lemonade Kitty's Button Swap, when I sent out a few buttony bits and bobs to Simply Vintage, and received these lovelies in return. (Regular readers may not be surprised to hear that a princess in the vicinity has kidnapped one or two items, and might even be able to guess which ones.)
And look what I was lucky enough to receive from Sally at Tinkering Times: a mini Selvedge magazine, a fabric scrap pack, and guess what? Buttons!
Having been the recipient of such buttony wealth, I am very glad to be sending out into the world something buttony, too, and in the absence of any passing strangers today, I managed to persuaded Mad Dog to choose the winner for my giveaway.
|What on earth does she want me to do now?|
I have to tell you that she took some persuading, even with some carefully placed niblets in the bottom of the bowl.
|Do you really want me to put my nose into that?|
Does that look like enthusiasm to you?
|My usual bowl is beige ...|
She took more than a little encouragement.
|I am just not used to this sort of thing.|
... just to make it clear that nothing sinister was going on, and that I had not hidden a mop under all those scary bits of paper.
|I thought she wanted me to eat those nasty little white biscuits ...|
And even began to show enthusiasm for the task in hand ...
|Have you got any more of those nice bits of paper under here?|