favorite fabrics. I'm sure she'll share some pictures soon. Inspired by Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing book, I have been churning out children's play smocks and a collection of clutch-style evening bags. I'm so pleased to finally find homes for some of the vintage buttons that I have been collecting. I find I have to live with fabric and notions for awhile before I figure out who goes with who. Get to know them, find out their likes and dislikes before I make the perfect pairing. I've made more than a few May-December matches, usually a distinguished older button and a flirty new fabric, but a few have gone the other way. So far all remain blissfully attached to their partners and that's all we crafty matchmakers can really hope for, isn't it?