Saturday, September 18, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Here's my "To Do" List for today. I so desperately wish it had less "Must Do" and more "Fun to Do"!

In no particular order...
1.  Grade 160 math quizzes.  All about statistics.  35 are AP Statistics, and the other 125 are Algebra 2, on the topic of mean, median, mode, stemplots, boxplots... fall asleep yet?
2.  Hemming. DH's work pants and jeans, Princess's jeans and new school pants.
3.  Post Office. Must mail my silk dress to the Expo for the fashion show and contest next Saturday! (Fingers crossed...)
4.  Layout pattern for trench and cut fabric and lining.  I've got 3 yds of Charcoal Grey water-resistant Siltex (so soft!), and a rich dark teal silky (poly) lining.
5.  Laundry. Almost as painful as List Item #1...
6.  Online Button Shopping!  I've found an Etsy seller with the most beautiful buttons and very reasonably prices.  She goes by "The Trim Buyer", and is located in NY, where she is the trim buyer for a US fashion house.  Here are my fav's so far...  but honestly, I have so much trouble "pulling the trigger" when the options are so numerous!  These are within my budget... except for one.  Joanne, you have the most expensive taste!
(Click on pic to enlarge...)
Button A: Faux Jet

Button B: Beaded

Button C: Silver Filigree

Button D: Celtic Knot

Button E: Joann's Pick

Button F: Etched Shell

Button G: Geometric Filigree

Button H: The Seller's Pick

Button I: Square Jet

Ridiculous, right?!?!  My "Top 3 Picks" are B (Beaded), G (Geometric), and I (Square).  What do you think?  I want something eye-catching and feminine, but nothing so bold as to stand out too much.  And, there's plenty of each to get the 14 that the pattern calls for.  Survey says...

15 comments:

Rose said...

My top picks are A, B, and I, but I like them all. It's a good thing for my budget that I don't have any shopping time today! Maybe I will tomorrow :). Have fun with your TD List today.

meredithp said...

There is no way I could decide on the buttons. It's like which of these diamonds would you like. :-) I'm not a jewelry girl, but buttons...can't wait to hear what you decide. All gorgeousQ

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like Button H - because since there are so many buttons they are going to make a statement...and IMHO I wouldn't want them to speak louder than the coat...but that's my opinion.

It will be interesting to see which ones you choose so that I can say later...yeap you made the right choice! That's a great button resource, btw!

Michelle said...

Oooh! Pretty!! I like "A" and "I" the best. Your coat is going to be fantastic!

beangirl said...

I'd go with the last one... but then, I love me a square button. And in jet? Even better.

They're all pretty.

a little sewing on the side said...

Thank you for the button source! I need some nice buttons and these are all gorgeous. I can't decide which I like best.

Jana said...

I have the silver filgree buttons! I bought them at my local fabric dive for $2/bag. I have about ten of them. I don't know what size you need, but I think these are 5/8ths. If you'd like me to mail them to you let me know!

JoanneM said...

I didn't even check the prices of the buttons when I chose !
Dang I good a good eye..........!!!!!

Make the coat- then place the button pictures of your top choices, close to the fabric.

I am still voting for ..........

:)

Kristine said...

Thanks, Jana! That's really sweet and generous of you to offer, but I need the larger size (3/4" - 1"). Thanks anyway, great find!!!

Big in Japan said...

C,D,G could be chords to a catchy tune. They could also be my choices for button selection.

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this button source. I only have JoAnn's locally and that is not a good thing.

Gail said...

They are all so nice, but I rather like the celtic knots for a trench coat.

Summerset said...

Those are fab buttons. Oh, I love many of these, for many different projects, but I think if you've got 14 on a trench coat, you might want to go a little more conservative, or else people will see your buttons, not your coat or even you.

Robin said...

I used those Celtic Knot buttons (in the silver tone) for a sweater before here: http://flic.kr/p/6Z7LjV. Can't wait to see what you pick!

Angela said...

Those are fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to have to add the seller to my favorites. I vote G!