I don't mean this in an intellectual sense, though I do think of myself as a bit of an intellectual person.
I mean this in an OCD kind of way. You know, you fall in love with the idea of something and then just go with it. For a very long time. Until you suddenly tire of it and never hardly look at it again.
That's what I mean when I say I am a lover of ideas.
I love the idea of buttons. I love buttons.
I have more buttons than I will ever use. I have a jar of pink buttons, purple buttons, blue buttons, vintage buttons, white buttons. I have cards of snap buttons. I have a little bag of jean buttons. I have a jar of 'nice' buttons - they have shapes or designs on them.
|Some of my button collection.|
Recently, I have come to love the idea of fabric covered buttons. I have never used one or even made one, but I am in love with them. I picked up some kits at the thrift store the other day, just to try. Now I need to decide where I want to use them.
Of course the problem with using them, is that they are gone afterwards.
Did I hear someone say 'hoarder'? Yeah.
Why? Because I love the idea of buttons of course.
I also love the idea of vintage sheets.
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I have seen so many projects (quilts, pillows, dresses) made from vintage sheets that I have come to love the idea of them. I keep scouring thrift stores in search of THE vintage sheet. I have yet to find it. In fact, most of the vintage sheets I see are faded or just pale in colour to begin with. Is that how they are supposed to look? Cuz then I may just fall out of love with them. I keep hoping to hit the jackpot. I'll let you know when I do.
Are there any ideas you love but haven't tried? Usually, once I try an idea, it doesn't take me long to become un-enamoured of it. Then I end up with, well, lots of something.