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Friday, July 22, 2011


O is for octopus...


and owls.

I am a tiny bit of an impulse buyer, unless you talk to Shannon he might say more of compulsive buyer and not just a little bit. In all honesty, we are probably both wrong and I am somewhere between the two.  The tiny overall buttons on this owl were one of those purchases without a plan. The funny thing was that I had been working on O got stuck and moved on to another letter. When I came back to O I had purchased the buttons and re-discovered them during an idea search of my stashes, and personally, I think they work perfectly and I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner and spend a lot less time thinking about what to do with O.

I had all manner of ideas and I even bought the ribbon that I used on the jellyfish to use as octopus legs. I was going to have all the legs have little magnets that would connect to the main part of the octopus and I was going to stretch things by saying the legs 'Opened' and really the Magnets had nothing to do with it and we didn't have to mention an M word in O.

Back to the impulsive/compulsive buying, after I used these buttons on the octopus I went back to the store and bought another pair (in my defense they were on sale) and again without a plan. I guess I just really felt I needed to have them on hand for something.

You should see the enormous bag of buttons I got for the golf club on G because you never know if, in the future, I might need a button shaped like a dog house or ballerina slippers as well.

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