I have a serious problem. A terrible addiction that's taking over my life, and my already limited bank balance. Yes, it's buttons. And not just any buttons, it's buying ebay buttons. Damn, that place grabs hold of you and just won't let go.
My first ebay experiences were back in 2001, when I was a wee young slip of a girl and just a bit obsessed with Marylin Monroe. I had a furious bidding war with someone else over a set of MM postcards, which, thankfully, I won. This was pre-Paypal, so I had to send a cheque and everything. Of course, six years later the postcards are still in the envelope they were posted in, lurking in some dark corner of my planchest drawer. After that I swore I wouldn't be taken in again, but, dagnammit, the buttons are just so reasonably priced on there.
I do have plans for these buttons. Honest. They're going to be turned into some funky jewelry for my etsy shop. Speaking of which, I have sold one item so far to the lovely Maya, and had many, many people looking at Daphne and her friends, so I hope someone snaps them up soon. I do worry that I've over-priced, though. Particularly on the postage, which I have to admit I just guestimated.
Lovely Jon was up in Edinburgh for two days last week, and he bought me back a gorgeous selection of buttons from HK Handknit, which my lovely friend Stephanie told me all about. While he was there he showed the manageress my etsy monsters, and she said she might be interested in selling them. Hurrah! I'm just about to send her an email about them, so I'll keep you posted.