Last weekend, following our family trip to the Bosworth Battlefield, we decided to take a trip into nearby Market Bosworth to do some window-shopping. I rarely purchase anything in MB, as all the shops are rather over-priced – but at least the parking is free!
But the heavens opened and instead of a leisurely stroll, we dived out of the rain into a couple of gift shops before hastening home.
In one of the shops they had some cute enamel buttons with Union Flags on them. These were £1.50 each.
It occurred to me that one of these would look good on the cardi I’ve been knitting.
After all, in Jubilee Year why not have such a patriotic fastening? It will help me remember when I knitted the garment too. But £1.50?
Steph sat at the kitchen table with an encyclopaedia and a selection of buttons.
She painted four buttons, in differing sizes – three with holes, one with a shank on the back.
Then the next day, after she’d returned to London, I gave three of them a coat of clear varnish.
I stopped after three, because I realised that
the ‘clear’ varnish was actually slightly tinted.
My buttons are now ‘antiqued’! But they still looked extremely good.
Now to get the jumper finished!
Thanks Steph- you are much neater with a paintbrush than I am!