Sunday, 11 September 2011

Buttonhole Blues

My sewing machine is old and weary. It's four-step buttonhole is now more of a 27-step process, and every buttonhole is an adventure (not always a good thing). When I see the word  'button' on a pattern, I reach for the press-on snaps...

Sometimes it works out serendipitously and the snaps get lots of compliments.

(Like these lovely pearl snaps on the Dr Who shirt)

But, sometimes I pine for real buttons...

(wouldn't they have been nice here?)

(and here?)

(and maybe here?)

A new machine is on its way... 

(but shhh - I haven't told the old one yet)

1 comment:

  1. It just like having another baby....the love stretches.....old machines are great back ups!
    When do we see the baby photos?