I had narrowed it down to these two:
I got very technical(!), and managed to post a poll for you all to cast your votes-thankyou so much to everyone who did.
The results of the poll were 65 votes for the needle and thread, and 52 votes for the buttons.
BUT I thought long and hard about the comments I had from people about buttons being more generically Make Do and Mend, so…… I am going with the buttons!
Hurrah! I made a decision (with a LOT of help from all you lovelies).
But then I complicated things by asking the fabulous Claire Holgate to do another version, with a hand-drawn line.
So now I have another (final. I hope!) decision:
Wobbly line or straight.
Your thoughts please!