I first removed the colored buttons with scissors and a seam ripper. I'm saving them for another day. They are cute and will probably show up on a denim jumper soon.
For some crazy reason I thought I would use matching thread to sew them on. I'm really not sure what I was thinking. As soon as I started taking the others off I knew I needed something stronger so I raided my older girls friendship bracelet making box and came away with matching embroidery floss. I threw everything in the shoe box and headed upstairs to watch Monday Night Football and turn the boots into the boots of my dreams.
After that everything was as easy as sewing a button on. :) Well, that is, once I made a quick trip back downstairs for my thimble. Boy was that thing a life saver.
Now they are exactly what I was looking for and she loves them almost as much as I do. I'm trying to get better about looking at things with open eyes. What can I do to change this, make it work, make it mine, make it last, get more from it, spend less on it ... you get the idea. I don't know that this really counts but I'm happy anyway! What about you? Have you found something that needed a little tweaking to make it exactly what you were looking for?