A friend gave me a giant collection of buttons from her grandmother. I think the grandmother had lived next to a button factory, or worked in it, because there were a lot of not-quite-fine shell buttons, in sizes small, large, and larger. They were not useful for garments, so I have been saving them for some large decorative project.
When I made a background of all the white and off white fabrics I could find, I liked the buttons on them, the variation of sizes, and adding some of the weird singleton shell buttons that seemed to fit in.
I finished sewing the buttons down on Sunday. I need to figure out how to photograph it at home, but it is done. I am proud of it. Also I think it is voluptuous.
I have started the next piece already.