Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Beans .. Buttons and Bunting ...

Hello there ...
Yes I know .... more beans...

 ... but hey ! 
...this is my life folks
 ... more bean picking and slicing today I'm afraid.

I tell myself .. 'I will really appreciate these little bags of frozen beans .. a taste of the summer .. in the long cold winter' ... 
I hope I am right.

On a more exciting note ... Buttons !

Of course I have jars of the lovely things at home...

 And I use them for all sorts of things ... from replacing Hubby P's buttons on his trousers... to attach his braces (an ongoing job I'm afraid) ... to embellishing pretty cushions and the like.

 Some I just keep ... well its more a case of not being able to let go ... I just love their colours and shape and even the cards they displayed on .. well ... you know what I mean.

So ..yes .. I like buttons .... I sell them on the stall ... lots of them.
Large ones .. small ones ... 
mixed bags of buttons like Grannies tin
 ... buttons for knitted baby cardigans
 ... fun ones
 ... plain boring ones for your work trousers 
... and of course
.. exciting pretty Vintage ones. 

So ... last weekend ... trading as usual ... nice people ...having a chat over the buttons....
One nice lady brings over a huge handful of buttons picked out of the Vintage Button Case ...we get chatting...

She only happens to be one of the wardrobe people/costume makers for Downton Abbey .... ! 
My buttons are destined for Downton Abbey ...
 fame by association or what!
Can I claim to be famous cause of my buttons?

 So back to the everyday .... making bunting.

 I've been selling quite a bit of bunting the last few weeks so I needed to make a few more lots/strings of.
I must say it does get a bit mundane ... triangles and triangles ... still its nice playing with the colours and fabrics.

This Fireman Sam fabric is quite cute ... lets hope someone else fancies it as bunting.

That's all for now ... take care x


  1. Bean prepping here too today but it is satisfying seeing lots of bags of home grown goodies in the freezer for winter.
    Love the buttons and the claim to fame tale.It's surprising how much care they take over small details on costumes.We have a retired wardrobe mistress in our sewing group and her biggest claim to fame was being picked to handwash Nuryev's jockstraps after each ballet performance lol.

  2. Lots of beans here too, not only fresh ones, I found a big bag in the freezer full of last years! they are marked up to use first.

    I love the Buttons bit, Downton Abbey, one of my favourite programmes, I shall take more notice of the clothing and wonder if they are your buttons.

    Not too sure I would have wanted to handwash a jockstrap even if it did belong to Nuryev!! lol

  3. wow, thats amazing, just think, your buttons will be on that show, I love that show, I will think of you when it comes back on!!!!!
    I think your life is just perfect and those buntings are great, no wonder they sell so well,

  4. A bee-eautiful post! :) I love buttons too. When I freeze beans though they are not as nice as frozen beans- oh dear! I don't know what I'm doing wrong though.

  5. We have Christmas bunting that i made last year but I quite fancy some on my dresser. What model is your singer, my latest one will be going in for a service when we get back from Wales.

  6. I have serious button love and lots that I buy to sell end up being kept. Brill claim to fame!

  7. I don't have a TV but I will tell my Mum to look out for your buttons, that will tickle her!

  8. My mum has just given me a big bag of runner beans from her allotment....lots of beans for tea!
    I love the idea your buttons might end up on Downton....I will keep an eye out for them!


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