Yeah, they're all kind of the same thing. shrug. I love making one-of-a-kind pieces, but I also want to have a decent stock of things I can remake over and over. The joy of just stitching and not fighting battles of The Great Photo War is fantastic. I'm in love with those buttons because they look like genuine Bakelite but of course they're not. Fakelite, I guess we could call them. Whenever I get my paws on a really cool button that the world may never see again, I'm reluctant to use it in anything because I'm afraid my creation won't be worthy of the button. Do you ever see amazing buttons or old pieces of costume jewelry glued to something lame, and you're thinking what a waste of a great button! I don't want to do that to buttons.
I did indulge in a OOAK freeform piece too: