I saw this book and on impulse, purchased it. I rarely do that, really. I guess I felt a little guilty.
But, as I leafed through the book, I remembered the cookie tin of old buttons I bought at a garage sale. I began pawing through the buttons and making little piles of those that played well together. Before long, I had them all sorted by color.
Sometimes, it is good to follow an impulse. I have already had so much fun with these buttons, and I haven't yet made anything! I look forward to making things with them and tapping into the skill of another maker who shared her ideas in a beautiful book. All I have to do now is decide which project to make first!
P.S. When I was a kid, my mom taught me how to play a game called Button, Button, Who's Got the Button, a game that her mom taught her. My sibs, cousins and friends sat in a circle and passed a button from one to another's hands held together in a way that you couldn't tell if the button was passed on or not. I can't remember what happened next. I suppose you got a point for guessing who had the button in the end. Anybody else ever play this game?