As you can see, I was concentrating on buying “spots” that day. I’m planning a quilt with a spotted border and needed a range to choose from.
I also bought buttons to replace the buttons on a lovely soft gray woollen cardigan. It had brown buttons all down the front and back and although it was probably very classic and stylish I wanted more fun. I bought three packs of mixed size coloured pearl buttons. I saw them in three different shops and the prices ranged from $9.90 per packet down to $5.95 depending on the shop – I bought them the second time I saw them for $6.50 per packet. I’ve sewn smaller buttons on the back of the four buttons that take the most strain, the first three on the front and the top one at the back.