Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

I did these for a button jewelry swap, top and bottom photos are of a bracelet of buttons on an old zipper, an old zipper and buttons made into a brooch, button earrings and last a simple large button mounted on a bail and necklace! Looking forward to the new year and the new creative ideas from this blog and others!! Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Wishing all my fellow button lovers a happy holiday!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

vintage haberdashery wreath

i decided i needed a christmas wreath
so i raided my vintage haberdashery supplies!

blogged here

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Vintage Beauties

These beauties come from a factory that closed down. It beats me how a factory that produces such gorgeousness can go out of business.....

Gorgeous buttons from the 1940s and 50s...

I bought 80 cards.....

Friday, December 11, 2009

Button embellished Suffolk puff {yo-yo} bauble

I'd like to wish a very
Merry Christmas
to all the

Button Floozies

i have put a tutorial for this on my blog

Monday, November 30, 2009

Autumn Crafting

I've been itching to get this post up on time to celebrate the Autumn season. I haven't had time to do any crafting this season (to find out why not look here), but I still pulled out some warm & cozy colored Autumn supplies to stare at.
I love staring at them. Especially the buttons. :)

Belle of France!

Here is the Belle of France! I had so much fun creating this Marie Antoinette Christmas Button Fairy this weekend. I wanted my fairy to be different from the traditional. So, I called on the lady of "Let them eat cake!" I so hope that my swap partner loves Marie! "Let them eat fruitcake!". Joyeux Noel!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Yeah! Everybody knows that!

(Handmade shrink plastic buttons)

Come visit my blog!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Decoration Swap

I took part in a Christmas Decoration Swap on Folksy recently & my contribution was this button heart. I made it using festive red & green vintage buttons from my stash, finished off with a red polka dot ribbon....

Feel free to pop on over to my blog Mollimoo to find out more & to see the fabric buttons I have made for my Etsy Shop . Xx

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rita Carol Buttons

i found this lady's wonderful handmade button shop on Etsy
she makes custom buttons printed with your choice of image
my favourites are these family photographs
Please come on over to my blog to find out more!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Did You Know . . .

That Muscatine, Iowa is the pearl button capital of the world?!

My friend, Dawn, and I trekked to Iowa this last weekend to visit Sharon at Sweet Repose and to our surprise, we discovered that Muscatine has a rich history in button making. I couldn't wait to share it with the Floozies!

This quaint little town sits right on the Mississippi on the Illinois border. Love this great little boat.

Here's a pic of the paddle complete with pics of buttons!

And lots of the shops and restaurants carried the button theme.

I loved this great gate.

And I had to bring Sharon a picture frame packed with lots of buttons, including some of pearl. How was I to know when constructing this that these buttons may have been making a great big circle back home (got em from my mother-in-law in Alabama).

Sharon and her business partner call their company White and they are the two white girls, lovers of buttons and all things with rich pasts to tell. The next time you're around Iowa City, take a detour down to Muscatine, a cool little town with a great vibe and some awesome people. Thanks again, Sharon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Apron giveaway!!

A shameless plug for my Apron Giveaway over at Percy & Bloom! Come enter to win.. if you mention The Button Floozies in your comment and you win, I'll throw in some antique and vintage buttons for just for you!!
See you there!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fun at Glitterfest!

A couple of weekends ago, my friend Robin and I did an event called Glitterfest here in Southern Calif. (Santa Ana) It was wonderful! There were many well known artists vending and shopping and everyone had a great time....
I had several different items to sell but wanted to show you a couple that included buttons.
My biggest seller were my banners...these are collaged with lots of fun goodies...buttons included! I accidentally posted my pics out of order and for some reason blogger wont let me fix it tonite you will see a close up of one of the buttoned penants soon!

Here is my banner display:
And on the tiered plate display I made lavender sachets that were made with squares cut from sweaters and a button in the middle!

Here is one of the penants with a button......

Then of course I had to stop this shopper and get a picture of her button bracelet.just for you!..she makes them with buttons and safety pins:

All in all, it was a really fun event, lots of inspiration and I just wanted to share!
Hope you are having a spookily wonderful week! karen.....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Simple Button Bracelet Tutorial

I have just put up a tutorial to make these here. Suitable for kids to make too. Would make good fun stocking fillers for teenagers. These went down really weel with my Year 10 as part of a recycling project.
Give it a try.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Button Brooches

I just wanted to share this post someone shared with me for making really cute brooches with buttons and wire. I had never seen any like them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vintage Buttons

Recently I have been playing with my buttons. I made some more button bracelets.
An ivory-colored one:

A blue one:

Then I took some pictures of my metal buttons.
These are in one big plastic divided box:

There are some rhinestone ones:

Silver colored ones:

All mixed together:

These usually live in a big glass jar but they came out for a while to play:

Such a wonderful assortment.

These are some red enamel ones.

I don't remember where I got those. Probably in one button tin or the other.

Cute little bear ones:

These came in another button tin I bought a few months ago. They are twinkle backs.

I found out what they are called from a little book I bought recently. I know no more about them and don't really care. I just think they are sweet and I love to play with all buttons.
Come visit me here at Vintage Soul if you like buttons and like making things with them. I am always up to something.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Buttons...You Floozies HAVE to see this!!

My friend Jeanne, from Backyard Neighbor blog has a post up about vintage folks, for me to link this in for all the Floozies to have to know it is something beyond belief....the way the buttons are displayed, have been collected...sold....monies used to buy a is a sight to see....

So HERE and take a won't want to miss it....Hope you enjoy this as much as I did....and if you want to let Jeanne know you stopped by...tell her Coloradolady sent you!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Steal

You know it's a good day when buttons are on clearance at your local craft store.
Being a faithful Button Floozy, I cannot walk past a clearance bin brimming with buttons.
My heart smiles this thisbig when I think that I only paid 25¢ to 75¢ for each of these lovely button cards.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lilley's Buttons

i have just blogged about these fantastic hand-made sweetie buttons.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another excuse to go shopping...

I made this card using one of the Everyday Button Bits stamps from Papertrey Ink. It's part of a set that includes chicks, flowers, balloons, and much more. So cute and the perfect excuse to buy more buttons!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Halloween-Inspired Gift

I sent a gift to a friend, who was hosting a Halloween swap, in which I participated. Can you imagine what the gift included? (I mean, I'm posting it on the Button Floozy blog, and all... ;)
Yes, you guessed it! Buttons! I sent a jar of buttons along with a Bingo card with ribbons and a festive polymer clay charm.
I loved the vibrant colors. :D I hope you're enjoying your weekend! Come visit me at my blog for more of my swapping endeavors. xo.
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