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For me my love of buttons started when I was about 5, every week my mum took me to a second hand shop where I was left to amuse myself whilst she and her friend would sit and talk rubbish and forever, but that was just fine by me. The shop was stacked floor to ceiling with almost everything you can imagine. Rummaging around I found several boxes of buttons and sat very happily sorting them all out and each week I was allowed to take home a good handful. Using thread to make a loop and stitching it through the button gave me my first wearable ring, with which I wore till the thread broke. This weekly trip lasted several years and by then I had amassed quite a collection of what I referred to as my bits and bobs! Does anyone remember a comic called “Bunty”. Each week on the back page you got a paper Bunty doll along with the outfit of the week that you could cut out. My dad made me several flat wooden dolls as I got fed up with the paper flapping about and that’s when I started making her outfits from my boxes of bits and bobs and I guess Bunty was my introduction to the world of crafting. 
Somehow 25 years passed and although I still occasionally bought any buttons that took my fancy I never got round to doing anything more than just look at them now and then. About 5 years ago I bought a few ring bases and made a few for fun, and then you know the rest of the story, starts with in my case my daughter wanting one and then another friend and then the why don’t you sell on line. Well I did just that 4 years ago and the day I stop enjoying doing what I do is the day that I will stop.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chrissy, so happy with the book you sent me.Kathleen

Krishenkas Treasures said...

My pleasure Kathleen

Wayne and Gail Schmidt said...

Dear Chrissie,

My wife and I just got a Frister and Rossman sewing machine and were looking for a manual when we discovered your page about yours. We would like to take you up on your offer for a pdf copy of the manual. Thank you for offering it on-line. If you'd like to see our small but growing collection of sewing machines, you may do so at our webpage on them at: http://waynesthisandthat.com/Antique%20Sewing%20Machines.html.

We tried sending this request via the email form on your page, but it didn't seem to send. We're hoping this comment gets to you. If it does, please send the pdf to my email at:

7z8a9-df2x.-7t56m_3@earthlink.net

I'm sorry it's so long. It's intended to block spammers.

We don't sell or advertise anything so if you visit our website you don't have to worry about pop-ups. We loved your story about buttons. As a young girl my wife's grandmother used to let her rummage through an old tin box packed with odd, left over buttons. Sixty years later, my wife is letting her own grand daughters do the same thing through the very same old box.

Sincerely,

Wayne and Gail Schmidt (California, USA)

micki said...

I would love to have a off if the manual if possible! I have the exact model with Daisy’s!

Krishenkas Treasures said...

Micki, I need an email address to send the PDF

Unknown said...

Hi, I have recently bought a beautiful 1927 Frister & Rossmann sewing machine and it seems to have all its bits n bobs but alas no instructions. I would love to take you up on your offer of the pdf version if it’s still available.
Kind regards
Natasha

Krishenkas Treasures said...

Natasha I need an email address to send you the pdf file

Unknown said...

Hi,I have also recently saved an old Model E from a charity shop and hope to return it to full working order and like so many others I am without a manual.It would be much appreciated if you could send me a copy of the pdf.
Thanks Matt

Krishenkas Treasures said...

Hi Matt, I need an email address to send the pdf file to you

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