I just spent $224.23 on buttons at Britex Fabrics on Geary Street. Yup.
In theory, I will be using them to make button cocktail rings from Blueprint Magazine. I first posted about this project in 2007, but Martha keeps moving the how-to information. I put downloadable instructions here.
I also bought a few yards of super, duper, expensive ribbon, to make belts with the vintage bakelite belt buckles I found in an antique store a few years ago. I wish I could say that all this stuff filled a giant garbage bag, but its snug inside a small paper sack tucked inside my wallet. Sigh.