21.6.12

My Wonky Red Heart


I bought a lovely shirt in Japan. It is made of a white airy, light cotton and has the sweetest Peter Pan-like collar. Then, last week,I lost its top button. I suspect that the washing machine may have swallowed it.


So, went on a little mission to replace the lost white button with a red heart. 


I didn't have to venture far in my search as I found some delightful red hearts in Ray Stitch.




The wonky red heart was just perfect for the job! It is made of painted ceramic and was imported from South Africa where is was hand-made and fairly traded before in landed in London.




I am pleased with the result. So pleased in fact, that I plan to replace future lost buttons with mismatched gems like this.



Where do you suppose lost buttons end up? I fancy that there is a huge mountain of the things somewhere in an abandoned Underground station.

10 comments:

  1. i have a milk bottle full of odd buttons, just incase! so that's where they end up. i went through a phase of replacing buttons, i changed all the buttons on a black cardigan to little football shaped ones.

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  2. I love the heart buttons - the mismatch buttom makes it look really unique!

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  3. I love this idea!! Who has to match?? Matching is boring!! One of my favorite shirts is missing button and I think I will copy your idea and get a funky button for it.

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  4. That looks so cute! I really like the weight of the blouse material.

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  5. This is wonderful! I love your slightly wonky red heart button accent! I have never thought to do this when I've lost a button!

    I also wonder...I reckon there must be a button fairy, almost as sure as I am that there is no tooth fairy.

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  6. Hello! Havent been here for a while. What a cute little red heart! Hope you are keeping well! x

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  7. I love this idea... precious buttons <3

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  8. I think the lost buttons end up in button boxes - both my mum and me go to junk shops/jumble sales with the express purpose of buying up the disguarded buttons...hours of fun. That is a fab heart though, just right for the top button.

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  9. It's absolutely lovely! As for the lost buttons destiny, not sure, but if you find out if they go to a secret land, please let me know...

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  10. What a wonderful idea. I may follow your lead on this one. Now my imagination has gone into a whole animated movie of where lost buttons might go. Xxxx

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