Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vintage Buttons

Hi everyone! I'm new to Button Floozies, though not new to collecting and enjoying vintage buttons. Recently I was contacted by a lady in her 80s whose father owned a drapery store in Sydney, Australia in the 1940s. When it closed down she 'inherited' the buttons.
















Now that she's getting on in years she wanted to pass them on to someone who would value them as much as she did. It looks like her father catalogued them by attaching them to the back of old advertising signs.




There's lots of colourful early plastics, Czech glass and MOP. There were also lots of loose buttons in old Sylko thread boxes, and some plastic fisheye buttons on rolls of double-sided tape, no doubt for ease of selling.


I'm enjoying reading all the button stories on this Blog. Maybe one day I'll get used to posting to Blogger (I find juggling the pics around a little difficult). If you want to check out another button blog you can check out mine at http://bowerbirdz.wordpress.com/
cheers!

STORAGE

Hi everyone,
I haven't posted anything for awhile. I have been rearranging and putting my buttons in jars. I had some old Mason Jars I found out in the barn. The old blue ones with the screw on lids. Brought them in the house and cleaned them up. Sorted my buttons by colors and put them in the Mason Jars.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Mother of Pearl Buttons

This is only a handful of the MoP buttons in my collection. I find it hard to walk past any jars with even a few in of these in them.The first photo is with the flash, the second photo without the flash!

Mother of Pearl....

Sat down on Saturday evening and made this Mother of Pearl necklace from a kit by The Button Company.


The instructions stressed that it looked more complicated than it is and they were right. The instructions were very clear and the diagrams helped too. The clasp is very attractive..




as is the back of all of the buttons. Almost two buttons for the price of one.
Lots of fun to make.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"matryoshka button brooch"


i made a new felt brooch this time incorporating one of incywincy's fabric covered buttons
i'm really pleased with how it turned out.
in my shops now!

Flower Buttons

These are some buttons from my stash that actually have flowers ON them. I haven't included those that are shaped like flowers, as there's too many!!The one on the lower left hand side is indented. All of them came from second-hand stores in Australia. I love these buttons and was so excited when I found them!! I bought some more buttons today, so will be back with another update soon!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Glass Buttons


Another small handfull from my growing button collection, enjoy and have a great day! Leah

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wow!! 90+ Floozies!


Hi Fellow Button Floozies!

When I started button floozies I NEVER imaged that it would be so popular!! We are at 90+ members with more in the 'pipeline' who have sent me emails but I haven't had the time to answer them yet. (today or tomorrow, promise!) If you have sent me an email, then you can join, for all new requests after today, they will be added to a waiting list. Blogger only allows 100 members per blog.. You can always join our Flickr group (see sidebar) or follow the blog (also on sidebar). I hope to make some updates to the blog soon, and also catch up on the sidebar lists. I have three rather large blogs that I am trying to keep up with and it gets a wee bit overwhelming sometimes, but I love it! Bear with me, hope that everyone is fabulous, keep sharing the button love!

xoxo~

Abbie

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Button Bracelet Surprise!!


This is my first proper post on Button Floozies so here goes.
I have recently taken part in a swap and this lovely bracelet was made for me as part of that swap by Maxine at Tiny White Daisies. Just my colours too.



I could see myself even adding to this bracelet if I found one for two special buttons to compliment Maxine's work.

You can see the other items on my blog. There are some other lovely button too but I need to take close up pictures of those first.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hello, I am Deborah over at Vintage Soul . I am really new to blogging but I have been visiting this blog and many others for several months before deciding to take the plunge. Buttons are among my favorite things and I love it that all you guys love them as much as I do. It's so much fun to come here and visit all your blogs and see how you use buttons in your work. I love the creativity. I have lots of buttons - have been collecting long before I knew there were others as crazy as I am. I call it crazy because most of us don't actually collect collectible buttons but even the humble run of the mill generic ones. I store my buttons all over and as creatively as possible but here are my current favorite storage options:

two vintage apothecary jars with blue and green buttons


Vintage apothecary jars bought at a thrift shop several weeks apart. I tell you I was stunned to find the second one. They are not common around here.

Here is something I create using my buttons.

pink and cream button pots

I call them button pots. They are really small about 2.5 inches tall with a little pincushion on top.

Don't those red buttons just look so luscious?
pink and cream button pots

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hei!

Hi to all!
I will "introduce oneself" ! I come from Finland and I like all small and cute things :) ! You all are so lovely blogs! I wish you all very lovely winterdays!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

hello

Just working on my sites and forum today. I made some beads. I'll put them up tomorrow.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day


Happy Valentines day! here are some button flowers for you! Enjoy! Leah x

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New to the Floozies: Vintage White Buttons

Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Suzanne aka Coloradolady and I too, love buttons. I am so happy to have found this blog and to be a part of it. I love going to estate sales and searching for vintage buttons and notions. And on days when I find lots of wonderful items I am so excited to share them. I hope you find my post interesting and something positive to share.

I wanted to show you a few buttons I picked up at an Estate sale over the weekend. I was so excited to find these stashed inside a vintage sewing box.

There was a little jar of small white and clear buttons....I think they are so romantic looking.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day and I hope you have lots of love to come your way.
I am excited to be here~

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bunch of buttons.


This is why I love to go to the street market in my city on sundays, I always come back home with a bag full of buttons! And they are soooooooo cheap!

I have a DRAW in my blog, not buttons, but a nice framed ilustration. Have a look and leave a coment if you want to have the chance to win it!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A few more favourites

Some more favourites from my collection, I love pearls! Leah

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Delightfully Colorful

I cannot resist a colorful bag of buttons especially when they're bought with a 50% off coupon at Michael's. I sorted them with much delight. Although I love every color the same, I love this one the mostest:
Oh, and this one:
:) For more button floozy love on my blog, look here. Peace!

Octopus's?

Octopus's are adorable, especially when covered with heaps of these little suckers!Link here and go have a squizz (a look) at these little cutie pies!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Covered Buttons



Hello, my name is Wanda ( aka needlewings) and I live in S.E. Ohio. I am also new to the Button Floozies. I shall share some of the buttons that I have used on a mixed media wall quilt. The base being of fabric and Peltex, while I also have used torn dyed paper toweling, angelina and added covered and vintage buttons, some iridescent tissue papers along with clay, paints and machine quilting. The medium size covered buttons were made by my mother-in- law years ago. Quite possibly the 50's or 60's. She has since passed away in the early 80's and I have inherited her collection of buttons. I have had so much fun sorting them into color families. When I came across these burgundy velvet covered buttons, I had wanted to use them somewhere, so the torn tissues and textures just sort of fell into place looking like button flowers. I adhered some fabric centers and paints and found other gold buttons that mimicked the polka dotted centers. This piece has been in local art galleries and now hangs on my wall in my studio. I believe you will find an older post of it on my blog. Thanks for allowing me to share my work and view so many other talented button addicts works:)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Introducing...

...the newest member of the team,

Amanda aka mandapanda, from Queensland, Australia.

I love all buttons, new and vintage, and simply cannot resist a box/jar/parcel of them.I have no idea what I'm going to do with all these little treasures!Hopefully we can all help each other out by showing off what each of us has made, sharing any ideas, as well as the odd tutorial and pattern.Here's a few of my favourites (that I could find!)

POSTCARD ART

I did some Postcard Art today. Used some buttons, they are very tiny. If you want to see a larger photo, just click on the photo to make it bigger.

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