I'm angry with ebay. Actually, it's not ebay's fault, it's mine. I'm just too nice for the "auction game". I'm really more of a "Buy it Now" girl...
I've been planning out one of my next projects, a trench using McCall's 5525 and some wonderful water resistant, charcoal grey Siltex I bought from Ressy's co-op a year or so ago. I'm thinking the longer option, view E. I dug through the stash and found a beautiful teal silky blend for the lining, and realized the pattern called for 14 buttons. Yikes... 14?
Well, Joann's wants as much as $5 for a card with 2 buttons on it, and I simply won't spend $35 on buttons. Heck, I won't spend $20 on buttons, and would really prefer to stay under the $15 mark! So the search began...
Sawyer Brook has gorgeous buttons. Expensive and gorgeous buttons. So does M&J, Mood, and Pacific Trimming! Ann... I might take you up on your offer!
The Button Drawer was a really neat find, recommended by someone on the PR board. Great selection and reasonable prices.
Ebay had some lovelies, but my conscience spoke up, and I won't pay $0.99 for a dozen buttons from China or Thailand. Sorry, but I'm also a "Buy American" kind of girl. But, I did find the most beautiful set of vintage black glass "mourning" buttons from Oklahoma. $10 for the set of eleven. Yes, I know I need 14! But, when I showed Michelle, she convinced me that I could get by with 11. Damn it... it's all Michelle's fault! ;)
Aren't they just beautiful???
So I logged on, made my bid, and held my breath. Tick tock tick tock... I'm still the highest bidder. 2 minutes... 1 minute... 10 seconds... 3 seconds... BOOM!!! The sneaky SOB made the higher bid with 2 seconds left, not enough time for me to re-bid. Dirty. Rotten. Scoundrel. Of all the low... wait. Why didn't I think of that????
So, now the button search resumes. Those buttons would've been so lovely on my charcoal grey trench... Boooooo hoooooo!!! If anyone has other great button resources, please do let me know!
And, Michelle? You didn't fool me, sweetheart. I know you are the dirty SOB that outbid me, and stole my buttons!!! St. Louis, here I come...