Friday, 13 August 2010

Bonkers about Buttons!


This post is about 3 of my favourite things - Collecting, Storage & Organising!!!

My very good friend Kay gave me this old wooden printing tray a few weeks ago.. I'd actually been searching for one on my trips around various charity shops for a while, I knew I needed one. My intention was to fill it with my beads but then I decided to sort my buttons (again!) I should add that I have been collecting buttons for years & they have been sorted in many different ways!!..

They were all mixed in one large box (just got shoved in a cupboard & way too unorganised)

Then they got divided into individual mini jars (looked good, but I had soooo many jars they took up too much space)

Then back into one large glass jar (they looked lovely, but again too unorganised).

& finally I have the answer....






Isn't it great???!!!???? & to make it even better, as it's an actual tray, my dear hubby is going to fix runners under my desk/workspace area so I can actually pull it in & out like a drawer - How cool is that!!??!!

~ the only little trouble is... this is only about half the buttons I have! ~


10 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Wow Clair
It looks fab,
hugs Dianne xx :)

Whisper said...

What a fabby idea hun - we'll all be asking Kay now to see if she has any other spare drawers !!, Luv Sam x

Bluefairy4U said...

Oh Clair, I would dearly love one of these. Will have to keep an eye out for one, especially as I worked at a print shop 30 years ago !!! never to realise I would ever use one for craft ha ha. Big Hugs Jo. xxx

kay said...

brilliant storage,x

angel said...

Collection of buttons. Maybe you had spent too much time collecting many many buttons. Don't you have a plan of selling it?

angel said...

Collection of buttons. Maybe you had spent too much time collecting many many buttons. Don't you have a plan of selling it?

Anonymous said...

Can I have em back !!!! No only joking glad they have gone to a good home. They look fab

Kayxx

Burnice said...

this is great clair. did like them in your big jar though, it looked like a jar of boiled sweets!
Burnice

Amanda said...

wow, thats a lots of buttons..
i've sewnt ya email

amanda x

Kaz said...

WOW....... Just a few buttons then!
But oh boy they do look fab in your new tray.
Kaz x

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