Saturday, 22 August 2009

Spiders and Cats and Pumpkins-oh my!

It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Halloween around the Buttons By Robin store I'm busily making and adding Halloween (and even a few winter and Christmas) themed buttons. Halloween is fast becoming a very popular holiday in North America and I'm getting right into the "spirit" of things - no pun intended. There is something about spooky pumpkins, cats and even bats that bring out the child in all of us. I hope some of my buttons make it onto some wonderful Halloween outfits for people. I've even heard that some people are getting into sending out Halloween cards. I haven't done that yet but it's something to consider. What fun things do you do to celebrate the Halloween season?

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Taking Some Me Time This is the link to my Buttons By Robin facebook page. I hope you'll drop by and see what I've been up to in my store. I have actually been taking a break from creating buttons for the past couple of weeks. I've been trying some new stuff just for me. I made a scarf (knitting) which is the first ever completed knitting project I've done. I also picked up some books on needle felting and tried my hand at a little bit of this today. My efforts were quite dismal I must admit. It sure does look a lot easier in the books than it is in real life. Isn't that always the way. Anyway I have been recharging my batteries and staying away from my Etsy store. I do have a couple of custom projects I need to do this weekend and I did manage to list some items today in my Etsy store. These were items I had made a couple of weeks ago but had not gotten around to listing. I have been enjoying my time away from button making but expect I will get back to it soon. I will leave you with a picture and link to my latest listings and hopefully will be back soon with some newly created buttons. This link is to the tractor buttons listed here. As the mother of a son I know how hard it is to find cute items for boys. There are always lots of really cute things for little girls but not so much for boys. I think these would be a great little addition to a handmade item for a little farmer (boy or girl).