Speaking of which, who has some good ways to use up lots of buttons? I have about a shoebox full!
You mean other than gifting them to all your Craftster friends?
They make great additions to cards and tags, art quilts, wall art, mixed media pieces, clothing embellishments, and I've also used them to make Christmas tree ornaments (starting at the bottom, stack 2-3 brown buttons, then add large to progressively smaller green buttons, top with a yellow star-shaped button - Voila! - a tree for your tree. They can be strung on ribbon or cord to assemble or just glued together as you go. Another ornament involves glueing 4 popscicle sticks together in a crisscross shape, then covering the sticks with a wide variety of white buttons to create snowflakes.) I'd also suggest doing a search online for button crafts.