Saturday, 25 June 2011

Handmade Button Necklace - Butterflies and Bright Buttons.

I've been experimenting with different ways to use my handmade buttons.  I bought these ribbon necklaces the other day and thought they' would be a great place to add my buttons.  At first I thought I would sew the buttons on but it turns out that gluing them on works much better.  I glued one button to the front of the ribbon and another to the back and the ribbon is sandwiched in between.  On this necklace I've used three of my handmade butterfly buttons and then used some brightly coloured/colored purchased buttons.  These are bright and cheerful.  Right now I'm not putting these in my shop  I think I'll keep these for myself and try them out to see how they work and how they look and then I'll see if I want to list them.  If any of you want to use my buttons to make button jewelry/jewellery or anything else for sale that's not a problem.  I love seeing what you make with my buttons.  I'm a button maker not a jewelry/jewellery maker and just dabble in experimenting with different ways to use the buttons so I'm not concerned if someone uses my buttons to make jewellery/jewelry.  There are lots of ideas for all of us.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Superhero Handmade Buttons

These are my latest line of superhero buttons  These buttons are 3/4" or 2 cm size but can also be made in other sizes.  These would be perfect for a boys outfit.  It's very hard to find cute things for boys so whenever I can I try to make items that would be great to use on things made for boys.  I will admit I have lots more buttons made for girls but I do try to add boy themed items when possible.  I hope to do more superhero designs shortly.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Red Riding Hood Handmade Buttons

Aren't these Red Riding Hood handmade buttons adorable? I've added them to my in this size which is 3/4" or 2 cm and I also have another listing which is 5/8" or 1.5 cm size.  I love that this girl had big eyes and a large head and her red cape is bright and cheerful.  This is a modern take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Handmade Buttons)

I've been adding a number of nursery rhyme themed buttons lately.  I think they're adorable and I get excited each time I find a new set of images to add.  This particular set is of Mary Had a Little Lamb  These are available in my Etsy shop at  Lately I've been asked by my customers to make the buttons in smaller sizes.  Since I don't knit or sew I'm never sure what size I should make so have up until now opted for a pretty standard size.  Now that I have this feedback from my customers I will be adding more of the smaller size.  Hopefully this will be helpful to people that sew.  I love getting suggestions from my customers. 

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Summer Time! Summer Time!

It finally feels like summer here. The weather has been beautiful this week and the cherry on top of the situation is that I am on vacation from my day job this week as well. I'm using the time to enjoy some time with my hubby doing nothing in particular but enjoying every moment. I'm also using the time to catch up on custom handmade button orders. All in all the best of both worlds.

I've had some suggestions from some of my customers lately to make my buttons in a smaller size so I'm trying to make each of my buttons in my usual 3/4" or 2 cm size and a smaller 5/8 or 1.5 cm size. Of course all my buttons can be customized to the size you need so if you see anything just send me an email and I'll see what I can do.

I hope you all are enjoying your week as much as I am and that wherever you are the weather is co-operating as well. It does make me want to be on vacation somewhere exotic but I think all in all I'd rather save my vacation dollars for the cold cold Canadian winter times. I'll enjoy this "tropical" feel weather here at home for now.