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  1. Buying Buttons For Hand Knits – New England's Narrow Road
    November 26, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

    […] more on buttons, see what Tin Can Knits has to say about shopping for the perfect buttons. The writer takes her finished knitwear to a […]

  2. All That Sparkles -
    February 18, 2019 @ 6:04 am

    […] I’m a big fan of’ similar’ buttons. They don’t need to match accurately, they are only need to work well together as a mount. More on my button adoration now. […]

  3. All That Sparkles | Tin Can Knits
    February 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

    […] I’m a big fan of ‘similar’ buttons. They don’t need to match exactly, they just need to work well together as a set. More on my button love here. […]

  4. My Little Playdate | Tin Can Knits
    September 11, 2015 @ 12:09 pm

    […] olive green ones.  I love choosing buttons – I always wait until the knit is complete, then take it to my button store, and try a bunch of different options before selecting the one that matches the mood of the design […]

  5. How to Knit a Button Band | Tin Can Knits
    January 24, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    […] completed band to see how they will look.  Buttons can totally ‘make’ a project… we’ve written a whole post on it here!  You must also pick a buttonhole method (or use the one suggested by the pattern) – the […]

  6. whatzitknitz
    March 18, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Occasionally I come across jars of buttons at the thrift store or estate sales and will buy them and spend the afternoon sorting through them. I love that someone saved these little treasures. Some are tied together on a thread after being carefully cut off a shirt going into the rag bin. Some are old worn shells that remind me of my children’s first teeth. I love adding them to the toys I knit for charity.
    My mom had a tin of buttons that she allowed us to play with when we were children and I always had a jar filled with many colored buttons for my kids. I guess I am still a kid at heart.

  7. rebecca
    March 12, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    Yes, I have a button stash, I have an entire bag of carved coconut buttons I bought for a song and two local stores that sell/recycle vintage buttons. My most recent purchase was a set of six mother of pearl buttons for $2.00.

  8. Tina
    March 12, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    I simply adore buttons, especially vintage ones!

  9. Gracey
    March 12, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    Yes I have a button stash…but my favorite button stash was my Moms…she kept hers in a large tin that was bright blue with pictures of sunflowers. I would take the tin out and play with the buttons..let them fall through my hands…pick out ones to use for the doll clothes I made out of old socks…sort them….I spent hours with that button tin…

    • alexaludeman
      March 12, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

      I bought the $2 bag of buttons for Hunter to play with in the same way, but then I realized she would leave them around for Jones to eat so they will have to wait a bit! Thanks for sharing such a lovely story.

  10. Maggie
    March 12, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I am so jealous that you have a whole store for buttons!
    I do have a button stash, mostly from estate sales and a few ebay lots. Somehow my mom sewed for 50 years and never accumulated buttons.

    • alexaludeman
      March 12, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

      She must have more discipline than I!

  11. miss agnes
    March 12, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Funny that your post today is about buttons when I need to find four brick colored buttons for a nice baby jacket I’m currently working on.
    Now you made me think of maybe looking at other colors,or even better search in mynhuge mismatched button stash. I inherited my grandmother’s sewing box which contained an assortment of old unused buttons, to which I’ve consistently added spare buttons or lost buttons from every piece of clothing I buy. So now I have a great collection but most are, alas, unispiring.
    I libe in Montreal – anyone knowing a great button place here?