It is a known fact that my family has the "hoarder" vibe going on... my dad has a whole room (almost the length of the house) full to the ceiling with drums, kits, cymbals and other percussion instruments.
As for me, I collect buttons. It started when I started working at my retail job - and I would find buttons on the shop floor which had fallen out of the spare button bag... we have a bag in one of the draws at the counter, which we put all the abandoned spare buttons in.
One day, probably in Spring, the store was getting a slight clean out... and all the buttons were destined for the rubbish bin. I could let it happen. Their little holey faces were sad at the thought of the rubbish bin. So I adopted them. And a million others.
I came across Kellie Christie's blog via another blog via another blog - I'm sure you know how it is!
What she does with buttons is truly amazing and oh so fun!
I decided that my box of buttons was going to waste... so I bundled them up and posted them to Kellie. I knew she'd justify the bright colours and muted tones... rather than just leaving them in a box, forgotten about!
In return she sent me a lovely bracelet and necklace in the yummiest of colours - caramel, rust and chocolate ... (No photo's at the moment, my camera is definitely not loving life...)
Head to Kellie's blog to check out her amazing creations and colour combos!