Another random character idea. 8D; i imagine her acting as a foil to Ned Needle, and possible love interest.
The arguably misnamed Pearl Button is the oldest of the Button brood. With twelve younger siblings, she had to learn to be self-sufficient at a young age. There’s little that’s delicate or feminine about her, although she is rather little herself, and she packs quite a literal punch, as a number of villagers have had occasion to discover through the years.
While growing up, Pearl often wished that she was more like her contemporary, the graceful Sasha Sequin; but after several failed makeovers that turned her more into a painted wooden duck than a graceful swan and no fairy godmothers being forthcoming, she has ruefully relinquished that particular dream and believes she has a bright future as a crazy old lady with a den of mechanical cats. For the moment though she fills the role of frequently dirtily-faced handywoman and general fixer-upper to the town (Pearl is good with her hands and often helps Charlotte Chalk bring her plans to life), as well as sibling-sheepdog.
She is somewhat (in)famously known for once threatening to clock Ned over the head with a clock during a town hall debate.