If, after you get finished reading today’s post, and you’d like to read another, I’ve written a piece over at The Art of Simple as well. Have I told you? I’m a contributing writer over there! How fun to be welcomed by all those great writers on simplicity.
She said to take whichever ones I wanted. So, I contemplated for mere moments before unabashedly telling her I wanted them all. All those vintage buttons in that bowl on her side table (though I needed just one). Nothing like going right for it.
She’s my friend, who could also be known as the Vintage Button Lady. Whenever I’ve needed a button or two, I just give a call, knowing there is treasure at the end of the line. So much artistry in those little baubles she’s collected (and yes, she did give me the entire bowl full!).
This time, I was after a wooden one, the finishing touch for a recent hand-knit (with a bit of crochet – hello flower!) piece.
A headband, in the perfect berry color (whew! that can be tricky to secretly match), done in a lovely yarn (Berroco Vintage, in Black Currant) – a gift for a young friend of ours. The pattern is one I’ve had for a few years, and have only now tried, the Flower Headband Earwarmer by Elisa McLaughlin. It was a quick knit, finished with a crochet edge, button loop, and flower.
As the making happened, I honestly wasn’t sure how I was going to like this one. But, I kept going, feeling things out as I went, and I have to say, with the perfect vintage button stitched on, and the headband slipped over our friend’s beautiful blond hair, I fell in love (then laughed a little at the irony of giving a wool gift as now, we are clearly in the beginning stages of spring).
What’s been in the making for you lately?