The competition for this year’s October Buttonfest, for junior and adult members, is to make up an A4 card of buttons representing the A – Z letters of the Alphabet. Competition winners, in both the junior and adult sections, will be chosen in a popularity vote by members of the public.
The card can be assembled using buttons any way you like. It can be buttons representing the conventional A – Z letters of the alphabet, or something more complicated – like a pair of buttons for “P”.
While I was thinking about the possibilities, it occurred to me it might be fun making a picture and putting the appropriate buttons on the scene - that is, for example, the apple in the bowl of fruit on a picture of a table. As a result you have something like the traditional car game of “I spy with my little eye something beginning with A” in order to find the appropriate button. Talking of cars, a picture of a car and trailer might also hold possibilities – what might you find in a car and trailer?
I have photographed a few examples of buttons. What letters am I missing from this alphabet? If you have any buttons you would like included on this page, send a picture using the Contact Us on the website.
If you are coming to our Bacchus Marsh Buttonfest on Saturday 18th May I am sure you will have the opportunity to find buttons you can use on your card for October.
We would love to hear from any of our juniors who have suggestions for the “Junior” section of our website, or for our Journal.