Friends, surely you know by now that I have few qualms about reclaiming others' trash -- provided it looks and smells clean of course!
This morning, as I was leaving my apartment building (through the back where the dumpsters are), I noticed that someone had discarded what looked like a child's art project -- an aluminum foil and tinsel-covered butterfly -- atop one of the recycling bins. Naturally, I'm drawn to shiny objects and I noticed upon closer inspection that this butterfly was decorated with a great many buttons -- including some very nice buttons.
DING DING DING!!!
I grabbed the butterfly, stuffed it in my messenger bag and went on my merry way.
Well, I just harvested my butterfly and I'm very happy with my yield.
Twelve plastic turquoise buttons in two different sizes:
Eight cornflower blue buttons:
A single satin frog closure:
Two beaded buttons embellished with pearls and rhinestones:
Six large plastic imitation mother of pearl buttons -- I like these the best!
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!