Today I made the 22 mile drive to Mary Jo's, the "button store." Mary Jo's is known to everyone else as the largest fabric store around, but since I use vintage as my fabric, that part doesn't mean beans to me. They do have an entire wall, which spans the full length of their store, devoted to buttons. I am giddy every time I go. Even though I went with list in hand, I came back with many more than I had planned on - some great inspiration for the spring!
This evening, my button fever spread to the kitchen. I am having a little craft night at the house tomorrow, and I wanted to make a few snacks. The menu: Bees Knees (a gin drink with honey simple syrup & lemon juice), chocolate dipped cherries, and... button shortbread cookies! I found the idea the other day and couldn't resist trying it. I mean, come on - how perfect is that for a craft night?!
My little pretties, right before going into the oven.