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Where can I buy nice-but-not-too-expensive buttons?

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TooTicky Wed 20-Aug-08 22:05:47

I'm making a cardigan for my dd2. It seems to be developing a seaside theme and I was wondering about shell-shaped buttons...if they exist...

cherrieberry Wed 20-Aug-08 22:16:35

look around charity shops at cheap clothes,you may find the buttons you need.x

Whizzz Wed 20-Aug-08 22:20:48

You need VintageViolet - she is queen of buttons!! I'm sure whe will pop up at the mention of buttons grin

Miaou Wed 20-Aug-08 22:22:52

hahahaha - I wondered if this was VV with a crafty namechange grin but I recognise the OP! And second VintageViolet, she does luvly buttons, she does smile

And can we see a pic of the cardy, am intrigued by seaside theme smile

LilRedWG Wed 20-Aug-08 22:24:45

Hmm - I was thinking of setting up an EBay shop selling buttons and crafty stuff as I have a good potential source. It looks like it may be worth me doing.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 20-Aug-08 22:26:07

I was going to suggest vintageviolet - I have some lovely mother of pearl buttons from her !

Whizzz Wed 20-Aug-08 22:27:12

< Pictures LilRedWG & VV fighting over lovely button space on the internet gringrin >

"They are my MOP lovlies......."

LilRedWG Wed 20-Aug-08 22:28:14

Ah - I didn't realise VV actually sold them. I'll back out of the A&C area now.....

As you were ladies.

TooTicky Wed 20-Aug-08 22:40:05

Well, it's not very seasidey yet....but I started crocheting it when we were on holiday by the sea and it is a nice turquoisey colour, and I am planning to attach starfish and...well, who knows where it will end smile

Okay, must I stalk VintageViolet?

Thanks for all the replies smile

vInTaGeVioLeT Wed 20-Aug-08 23:51:15

L O L grin
come back LilRedWG there is always room for more button sellers {what ya got - lemme see}

TooTicky - i haven't any seashell shape ones but i have oodles of vintage Mother of Pearl in lots of colours and sizes at very reasonable prices smile if you let me know what size/colour you're after i can eMail you photo's.

thankyou Whizzz for letting me know about this post!

oohh just remembered i have a couple of octopuss buttons!

LilRedWG Thu 21-Aug-08 09:27:51

Haven't got any yet VV. FIL works in the industry and suggested that I setup an ebay shop and he'll buy them at trade prices for me to sell. Am currently considering, but being put off by the need to register for VAT even though I won;t have to pay any tax as not earning enough.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 21-Aug-08 13:35:56

John Lewis have lovely novelty buttons, including starfish if I remember correctly.

TooTicky Thu 21-Aug-08 19:18:56

Octopus!!!! Literally a couple - I need about 8. Will check sizes later, just got to wrap myself around some spaghetti.

TooTicky Sat 23-Aug-08 14:35:37

The pattern v. unhelpfully just says, "eight buttons" hmm
I'm guessing about 1cm should be okay. What've you got?
My email is:
Thanks smile

TooTicky Sat 23-Aug-08 14:36:14

And thank you EPPM, sorry, not ignoring you, just disorganised in the mind.

EachPeachPearMum Sat 23-Aug-08 14:47:39

No problem smile
If VV doesn't have enough- I could look in JL next time I'm there. I seem to think they have octopus ones too- I could always post to you.

vInTaGeVioLeT Sun 24-Aug-08 15:37:49

i'm afraid i haven't got 8 octopusses! I think they did come from John Lewis. i will eMail you later once kids in bed!

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