I have to admit, it looks like I do!
I have a lot of buttons. Many are new, but the majority are buttons I have removed over the years from clothing that is no longer wearable for some reason. Some of the buttons were given to me… and some, including a handful of tiny black shoe buttons… are really old.
Until recently all of my buttons were jumbled together in three large recycled glass jars. When I needed a button, I had to dump out the jars and sort through all the buttons. Usually I couldn’t find the button color I was looking for or as many buttons as I needed for a particular project. And it was worse if I was in any kind of a hurry.
Things are so different now.
My current spare time project is organizing my sewing supplies. For the first time ever, I have enough storage space… the beautiful tall cabinets my husband made provide plenty of room for anything and everything sewing related. And I’m organizing like crazy!
One of my first organizing projects was the buttons. It took a while (and some patience), but now all of my buttons are stored in transparent compartmented storage boxes that stack neatly in a small area on one of the cabinet’s shelves. The buttons are sorted according to color and size (or age).
I suppose stringing identical buttons on individual wires would be taking this being organized thing a bit too far…