The heart is full of buttons, but there is still more to do on it to finish it. So how did I count the buttons. When I got to 34 I thought I had better write it down every time I added one. When I had filled it I wondered if my calculations were accurate because I couldn't remember sometimes if I had made a note or not. I decided to double check and count them all at the end.
I pinned a piece of clear cellophane over the top, and used a felt tip pen to write the numbers on every one.
The black pen was running out of ink so I changed to a red one. When it got to three fugures I couldn't fit it onto the small buttons, some are really tiny, so I went from 100 back to 1, and 200 back to 1.
So how many are there? As I was working on it I thought there might be around the 300 mark, but I was wrong. There are 252 buttons. Checking it confirmed that my first calculation was right. There are several quite close guesses, none spot on, but the nearest is 254, so take a bow PJ Kincaid, you are the winner. I will send you a surprise lucky bag.
I'm going to give three runner up prizes as well because you were very close. Kim guessed 255, Simone 256, and Vintage Crafter 247. I will send you a shopping bag each.
Send me your postal addresses in a comment which I won't publish, or in an email, address on the sidebar. Well done everybody. I will post pictures of the heart when it's finished.
Toodle pip. ilona