Saturday, 2 November 2019

Rainbow Mermaid Sewing Buttons

These Handmade Rainbow Mermaid Sewing Buttons have been very popular in my shop.  These come in different sizes and if you need a specific size you can contact me and I can make the size you need.

Handmade Rainbow Mermaid Sewing Buttons

Friday, 26 July 2019

Fire Truck Sewing Buttons.

Fire Truck Sewing Buttons

Handmade Real Birch Bark Sewing Buttons.

Birch Bark Buttons

These are some of my handmade buttons made with real birch bark collected from my own property.

These are made with real birch bark.  I use bark collected from naturally fallen trees so that no damage is done to trees in the making of these buttons.

These add a real rustic touch to your handmade items.  These particular buttons are packaged so that they are ready for gift giving. 

I will also be listing buttons without the packaging that can be used in your projects as well.  I'm hoping to be adding more buttons made with natural items.  I particularly love how these have turned out.  If you have any suggestions for images or items you'd like to see turned into buttons I'd love to hear from you.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Its All About the Roosters

Today my buttons focus on roosters.  Roosters are very popular in country and primitive decor.  I have an assortment of rooster buttons in my Etsy shop Buttons By Robin  Here are pictures of a couple of my latest addition.  As always, my buttons can be made in pretty much any size that you need for your projects.  I'm always happy to work with you to get something perfect for your needs.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Back and Better than Ever!

It's been a really long time since my last post.  At that time I was having problems with the materials I was using to make my buttons.  I haven't been able to resolve the issue with that type of materials but have found something that is even better.  It's been a very long haul but I've been using the new materials for quite a while now and am very pleased with how it has worked out.  I guess it just goes to show if there is a will there is a way.  I'm still selling on Etsy and while things have slowed down there I'm happy to be selling.  I've been trying to figure out ways to get more viewers to my shop and that hasn't been all that successful but Ill keep on keeping on and see how it goes.  For now I'm reintroducing some of my earlier images.  I'm also focusing on my custom buttons.  I can pretty much put any image on a button and can do that at a reasonable cost and generally it only takes a week or two.    I'll try to come back here and keep up my blog going forward.  Lets see how this goes.   Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of my buttons.  I'd also love to know if there are buttons out that you simply can't find and I'll see what I can do to add them to my shop.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Reinventing Myself

So I find myself in a bit of a business dilemma.  It turns out the manufacturer of the material I use for my buttons has gone out of business.  I found out about this when I got a batch of the product from my current supplier and had issues with the quality.  She, in turn, contacted her supplier and has found out that manufacturer went out of business and this is the first batch from the new supplier.  It seems the new manufacturer is having a quality problem.  This seems to be the only supplier around.  A number of companies make the product but it seems the base product all comes from this same supplier.   I contacted another company and they told me the same story.  The base product is having quality control problems so they are no longer offering the product either.  I'm on the search for a replacement but at the same time am wondering if this is an opportunity in disguise.  I've been wanting to branch off into other products and even just other types of buttons.  I've dabbled in ceramic and glass and wood but because the resin buttons are so popular it's been a challenge having the time to explore those other options.

On the bright side I do have quite a large stock of product that I can adapt and use to make my buttons so luckily it's not an overnight thing.  I do have some time to plan a different approach.

I'm having a bit of a challenge in deciding on a focus.  I think I'm going to start on wooden buttons and see where that takes me.  They do take a lot of time and I'm still developing designs and improving production so I'm not sure how this will go.  All of my other types of buttons are very labour intensive.  One part of me just wants to pack it all in but another part wants to figure this out.  I'll try to keep my blog updated as I move through this process.  Let's see where it takes me.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Sleeping Beauty Sweater

My customer took the time to send me a picture of the adorable sweater she made with the sleeping beauty buttons.  I love that she took the time to do that.  My customers are so very talented.  I love how this turned out.