Monday 16 June 2008

The Buttons

When I was 15, my Mom took me and my friend Carolyn to the Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival. It was about the coolest thing I'd ever seen, especially as it was in the big bad city of Toronto. We were giddy with excitement, and I can still remember the decadent fabric Carolyn picked out for a pair of skinny pants she later made. She was so, well, cool. You see, Carolyn had a serger...

Out of everything there, what caught my eye were these buttons. Just simple ceramic hearts, but being a daughter of Fabricland (almost 20 years ago, mind you), the idea that buttons could be made out of something other than plastic, and occasionally wood, was a delightful surprise. I kept them, thinking that they would be reserved for something really special.

And almost twenty years later, they found a special spot on a dress for a beloved girl. Perfect.


Anonymous said...

I love that you held on to the buttons for so long and they found their way onto this beautiful dress.

Great story!

Kate said...

beautiful dress. and the buttons are perfect, I'm glad they were saved for just such an occasion!