Here was my button collection before:
And here it was after:
I also got a few D-Rings, latches, other notions, etc. I got so many cute buttons! I also got a really sweet leather toggle, which I was going to use on an open cardigan I have, but I lost it already :(. I think I took it out to admire it at a pizza place and now it's gone. I'm really sad.
But I did end up SCORING on the button end of things. Here are some closeups:
And some favorites:
Not totally sure what I'm going to DO with them exactly, but now when I make stuff with buttons I have a lot of choices. The storeroom was just aisles of boxes upon boxes of buttons.... it was like being a kid in a candy store. Which, actually, I am on my working days. So I'm just a lucky gal.
I also made another Blackberry case for my best friend Jill, with more leftover sock yarn:
It took about five hours of TV time, start to finish. Quick and easy.
Now I'm going to sew buttons on the baby sweater, and then they're all ready to go.