So many containers to choose from and so many ways to showcase them.
I opted to show my jars of buttons. Ever since I can remember I have had a thing for buttons. Let me take you back to when I was around 5 years old and sitting next to my mum while she is sewing some buttons onto something and being fascinated by all the different types she has in her sewing basket. I can see the basket now; it had 3 legs, a carrying handle, was just the right height when seated and seemed to be endlessly deep. Mum had quite a collection of different buttons, in all colours, shapes and sizes. I would sit there for hours sorting them into colours, or sizes, and every time Mum would go out to buy more buttons for another knitting project, I was allowed to sort the new buttons into the existing collection. I guess that is where my button collection comes from. I cannot bear to throw a button out, just in case it might be the perfect replacement for a lost comrade in the future. I also faithfully keep the spare buttons that come with your newly acquired clothing, you know the ones, sewn either onto the label or sitting in a neat little plastic bag. So there, I confess – I am a hoarder of buttons!
As ever, I had some fun creating different effects in Photoshop and then couldn’t decide on my favourite – so a collage it is!