we now have these hippo and alligator magnets alongside my kiwi bird magnets holding up all our other wedding invitations, baby announcements, greeting cards, and other random items on the fridge. i originally entertained the idea of making a large number of these, but quickly realized the linen fibers were too thick for these button covers, and as a result I wound up with many frayed edges and some very sore thumbs.
since i already had dug out a bunch of fabric and button cover supplies, i went ahead and made these ridiculously large paper clips as well. i once again went with my kiwi bird parade fabric (since a single bird fits so nicely on these buttons) and some marimekko fabric.
then i decided to make a set of thumbtacks with some of my linen hedgehog fabric that also proved very difficult to use-- plus a bunch of other japanese fabric quarters that my mom bought for me many years ago.
although i technically don't really need them, i brought a tin of these to the office and randomly stuck them into my cubicle walls. i also keep a few of the paper clips on my desk for good measure.
whatever makes the work day better, right?