All need is relative. Mommamindy thinks she needs a cape. If she invents one, I'll know she really did need it. When my mechanically-minded son Noah was a kid, he had a lot of needs ~ and a lot of inventions. He would often come to me with great urgency, saying he had to have a ride to town now, so he could finish some extremely important project he was working on. I would say, "We can't go now, but I'll take you tomorrow," or some such thing. He'd go away a bit sulky, but come back in an hour, saying he didn't need to go to town at all. He had figured out how to finish his project without the store-bought thing.
I haven't invented it yet, but I need a button. I wanted a cream-colored, rose-shaped one, and I was planning to run to a sewing shop to see if they had one. But Lee's work schedule won't allow me to have the car at the right time of day until next Monday or Tuesday. I can't wait that long.
I can walk to the grocery store and a thrift shop, but we don't have button stores on every corner, and even the "close" one isn't within walking distance. In this predicament, I noticed a picture of a felted bag with a wool rose button. Revelation: Make my own!
The little knotted rose in the picture is cute, but it is unfortunately not substantial enough to hold a book bag closed. It gives me an idea, though, and inspiration. I have an idea for how to make something stronger, and I'll share it with you if it works.