Friday, July 14, 2023



My June ORT jar was very poor last month. I've mainly been working on Japanese embroidery. In my down time I've been working on doing the finishing on the Virgin Queen Wallet and I decided to start a separate ORT jar for it. There's a lot of scraps.

I took some in progress pictures documenting the finishing process, but here's where I'm at now. I'm ready to start putting together the body of the wallet but am missing a few things, like the ribbons and buttons. I've placed an order for one but can't find the other. The buttons needed are 7mm flat two hole buttons which is really tiny, and I need three of them. I haven't been able to find anything online, my best bet is to hit the local flea markets and haberdasheries, and pray! So if anyone knows of a good source, please reach out.


  1. 7mm is tiny! They sound like they'd suit dolls' clothes or premature baby clothes. Hope you find what you need.

  2. That's smaller even than most shirt buttons - I agree that flea markets and vintage haberdashery are probably your best bets.

  3. I'm not sure if my last comment went through (didn't get a notification) so sorry if it shows up twice!
    Fabric orts do look very different - good luck sourcing all the supplies you need to finish the wallet! What colour buttons do you need? I got a big jar of buttons I could check for something suitable, if you want!

  4. Very interesting ORTs! I do hope you manage to find some tiny buttons for the project.