It all started with a handful of white plastic buttons from my vast collection...
plus a teaspoon of transfer dye in a small pan of water in which to simmer the buttons for 5 minutes. Tempting though it might be do not attempt to poach your eggs at the same time if you try this at home. Fuchsia eggs are not appetising...
However, fuchsia buttons are very pretty.
Armed with this collection of pretty buttons I made myself a Kaffe Fassett inspired buttoned cap.
I love it, but it really did take forever... I crocheted the cap in a couple of evenings but have spent the entire weekend sewing on buttons.
One hundred and forty three buttons since you ask... plus eighteen beads.
And I hate sewing on buttons... so I think my plans for further buttoned hats might be put aside for a while.
I'm wondering whether Kaffe Fassett hates sewing on buttons too. Maybe that is why his hats cost £480 at the Fashion and Textile museum.
Not sure I would get away with charging that much!