Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Button Wednesday : My Button Warehouse



It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog. It would be great if you could do the same; make your Wednesday a button day too. Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here via Mister Linky at the end of this post.


As you all probably know already, I have a lot of buttons :) And it's pretty difficult to know what you have with these amounts. So, I had to have a "system". Firstly, I sorted all the buttons and put them in all possible containers, yoghurt pots, glass jars, cigar boxes, deep freeze boxes etc., and glued the respective buttons on the outside of the pots/boxes. Secondly, I "counted" all the buttons in each pot (weighed the empty pot/box, counted 50 buttons, weighed them, weighed the whole pot/box with buttons, and calculated the number of buttons). Thirdly, hubby built shelves in our shed and numbered them. Fourthly, I bought files and sheets, and sewed one button from each pot on sheets that were neatly divided into squares; gave them a number and wrote the amount and diameter next to the button. Fifthly, the pots/boxes were put on the shelves, and I made an Excel file with all the buttons with their number (written on a label on the box/pot and in the files) and their respective numbered place in my shed. I am almost ready .....








!!!!!!!!!! If you have something for The Button Wednesday, give Mister Linky your name and the link to your button post !!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 comments:

Lucie said...

Wow! I'm pressed by your system! Very professional! :D

karlita said...

waaaaaaw, that's all i can say! So many buttons and so well organised, i adore it!!!!

Morrgan said...

Amazing! So how many kilos of buttons do you have? :D

LeelaBijou said...

Wow, P8! Impressive!!

matchstickgirl said...

o my stars that is nearly as frightening as my garages full of negatives that I have not organised ,.............

errghhhhhhhhhhhhh


can you come and organise me ?

fleurfatale said...

oh my!!!!! I have to see that colellection in real, it's amazing,
my petite collection is 'nothing' compared to that! lol!
and what an organisation talent you have!

Star of the East said...

Wow!!!
What a system, and such a HUGE amount, I think you could easily open a button store!

kreativgeschichten said...

Wow, so many buttons - mir fehlen die Worte.

Hughs
Anette

IKABAGS said...

Just perfect !

Super organized !

Vanessa said...

Thousands.. Millions.. Zillions of buttons!!! I have actually see them with my own eyes (and they almost popped out when I saw all that!) Wow, I admire you, how could you count them?.. phew!!! A:M:A:Z:I:N:G!!!

zsazsazsu said...

OMG i would like to come and have a look at the inside of each box ! A pleasure for the eyes ! Impressed by you collection.