These buttons (a $2 bag from Dressew in Vancouver) have certainly come in handy; we usually just sort them into colours and types using muffin tins. Every so often a new use for them occurs to me though.
Laundry is in the dryer and the children are napping.
Ham and cheese panini and homemade broccoli soup for dinner.
Things feel organised! Except I can now see that two of the three "snakes" have magically come undone, buttons everywhere...maybe not so organised...