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Popcorn Bloomer and Blouse GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Popcorn Bloomer and Blouse GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Buttons as Jewelry

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Thanks to Abbie for starting this blog for all the button aficionados out there. My name is Suzy, aka GeorgiaPeachez . I am a textile artist and coveting beautiful buttons goes hand in hand with collecting beautiful vintage fabrics. I love to take those vintage fabrics and buttons and create purses, totes, aprons and jewelry. One of my favorite ways to use beautiful vintage buttons is as jewelry. I love jewelry and I love buttons. The book Beautiful Button Jewelry by Susan Davis is a great resource book for ideas and technique. Every year at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show this vendor, Victoria's Buttons, goes home with a big chunk of my cash because I cannot resist her creations. She has just gorgeous buttons that she has paired with swarovski crystals to create lovely earrings and necklaces. I take pretty vintage buttons and stack them to make brooches that can we worn on my purses or on a jacket. These beautiful items are just the tip of the iceberg of my button

One of My Favorite Buttons

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This isn't the prettiest button I've ever owned, but it one of my favorites. I used to collect vintage WWII Home Front items- like the red white & blue trimmed frames that families used for their sons and boyfriends military pictures, the "son in the service" star flags that families put in their windows, and sweetheart jewelry. This button is "V" for Victory and made of Bakelite.

Excuse the bugs..

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Hi ladies! (I use 'ladies' because right now, we don't have any male floozies. At least no one who will admit they are men!) ;) I am working out the kinks of the advertisements. At some point Google should send out a 'crawler' (don't ask, I don't know.. sounds creepy though..) to check the blog and use key words to select topic appropriate ads. Until then we have to settle with beer cozies. Sorry! Perhaps someone can do a tutorial on embellishing their hubby's bear cozy with buttons and lace!! I love it!! We can bling the beer thing!! hehehe .. Remember, the ads and the Google Search Bar all rack up pennies for the American Cancer Society. Even with 'beer cozy' ads, we have earned 10 cents so far!! Woohhoooo !! I don't think that's too shabby! A quick little tutorial for you! the above images are of some button hair elastics that I sold in my Etsy shop a while back. (and they did sell!) Take a set of buttons (old or new) with sha

Another button lover!

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Hi button floozies and secret button lovers all over the world! I want to introduce myself too. I'm LiLi and I'm a button lover from the Netherlands, also known as Holland. I have showed my collection already in this post. I was arguing then that the button cards I could find over here were boring After that I was send some of those cheery button cards from blogfriends over the small and over the big pond: Thanks again ladies! I have been copying these and also printed some downloads from the Vintage Workshop . I need a lot of these cards for a project. I'll tell you all about it in due time. In the future I would like to share some creative ideas too. But for now I'll show you a picture of a little tablecloth I spotted in Delft at the best button store in the Netherlands : 'de Winkel' Do those press buttons on card count in a button collection? What do you think? And about swapping; what do you prefer? a little dull but somehow graphically interest

A new button floozy!

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I was so excited to find this site! Here are a couple of my favorite button projects: A wreath: And an ornament: I am looking forward to looking at all the beauitful buttons here!

Flickr Group and a Giviing Idea!!

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Hi floozies!! We have almost 30 members!!! Wooohhoooo !! Everyday there are several new button lovers who want to join our group! I thought another great forum for us to share our collections, ideas and inspirations would be Flickr . We can post pics without having to do an entire blog post . The link to the Button Floozies at Flickr is http://www.flickr.com/groups/buttonfloozies/ . Come and join the fun! This way those who don't want to be 'official' floozies can still post their images. xoxo ~ Abbie

Another New Button Floozie Here!

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I am just lovin' this blog and all the awesome button pictures! I have been so inspired to start using my buttons in more creations! What a bunch of talented floozies we have here! I remember when I was little going to a Salvation Army with my Grandma and watching her go thru the clothes and picking out the ones with pretty buttons on them to buy. I always remember that when I am looking at buttons. I also remember my other Grandmother letting us string buttons that were alike on string, no doubt to keep us out of trouble! So, I guess that is when my love for buttons began. I am more of a hoarder of buttons than a user! But, lately I find myself wanting to use them more. Anyway--- here are a few pics of some of my buttons.

Introducing Myself...

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Hello there! My name is Christi (aka latte_grande), and I'm a button floozie. *sigh* Feels good to let that out, lol! And it's so good to know there are more of us out there. :) I love all things vintage....the crustier, the better. But sometimes, new things can be made to LOOK old. And that makes me happy, too. I just had to share a pic of some clay buttons I just finished for a swap....maybe get some feedback from other lovers of buttons? I just can't wait to play with these....cards, layouts, ATCs, maybe even button flowers! I'd love to hear what the rest of you think! The clay buttons are my most recent project, but here are a few other things I've done in the past with buttons... button flowers button tree I just love all the inspiration here, and look forward to getting to know you all better....maybe even swapping with you soon! Take care! :)

Buttons as Embellishments

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I participated in a paper swap, which you can read more about here . I made tags from coin rolls, which was inspired by ARTful Dreamer's Coined Expressions. (She is no longer blogging, which is why I sadly don't have a link to her or her work). For this project, I used a variety of embellishments, and buttons are, of course, included. You can see the buttons in closer detail in the picture above. I have to work through the stash of white buttons somehow! :) Peace.

*nEw BuTtOn fLoOzY*

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hi floozies - my name is Megan and i found this site through "kidsnappingi'mscrapping" I am a button addict and am especially partial to vintage Mother of pearl and glass. here's a little selection from my button stash ~ i made this button sewing kit for a recent swap these teeny tiny buttons are a recent find this is how i card my buttons all ready for sale reverse carved lucite my most expensive buy newest buy - faux tortoiseshell bakelite with m.o.p. inlay. goodbye for now xxx

Show and Tell

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I just made this card for my friend who loves fairys in her garden. She had foot surgery yesterday and I hope this little one will protect her toes !! There are more pic on my flicker,rockyptpatterns. Most of my supplies are packed till we move, so frustrating when you need to create!!

Show and Tell

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I just finished making this bust for a friend of mine who plans to sell jewelry on Etsy. I pieced the bust together, and shaped it myself!! I really like the way she came out, and I decided to make her a button necklace to send with her... You can read more about how I made her on my blog. MineToThine.com

The Swap is Closed!

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Yeay! We hit 20 participants and I just don't think I can handle more than that right now! If you missed this one, I'lll be hosting more button themed swaps this Fall, once the weather gets yucky! :) Our swap has been posted on Swapdex . If you like our swap, you'll have to go and peek at some of the others that are being offered throughout blogland.

Vintage Button Card Swap Details * CLOSED *

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OK Ladies, here we go!! I had a fabulous response to the Vintage Button Card Swap idea and I think I've worked out the details pretty well. Mind you, I'm not perfect and I'm positive I missed something so will someone point it out to me?? :) 1.) Vintage/Antique Buttons only! NO new buttons please! 2.) At least 4 buttons on a card. They don't have to match, but should be similar . 3.) If your Button Card is HANDMADE because you do not have/can not find any vintage cards you will receive a HANDMADE button card in exchange. Tit for tat, so to speak. 4.) This is 'one card' for 'one card' swap. If it works fabulous, then I'll do a larger swap ( ie .. 3 for 3) later. 5.) International floozies are more than welcome! Please come and play! 6.) CLOSED SWAP. 7.) You do not have to be a 'registered floozie ' to join the swap, anyone can join! 8.) I will need all participants to EMAIL me their mailing address, website/blog address and

Hello, My Name is...

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Hello!! I thought I would take a min to introduce myself!! My name is Rachel, and I am a button Floozie. :::sigh::: I feel better already. When I was a little girl, my gramma had buttons. She had jars and JARS and MORE jars of them. She had them all sorted out into colors, and she would let me play in them whenever I wanted. That is how my button addiction began, I am fairly sure. To coin one of my gramma's favorite phrases, I need buttons like I need a hole in the head. When she passed away, I took on her pounds and POUNDS of buttons, and added them to my collection. Just a few shots of my buttons... Most recently, I have started using jewelry and buttons in some of my mixed media art. Here is my latest bowl of treasures I scoured at the local thrift stores and antique malls. Among other things, I work on line as the site manager and creative director for a scrapbooking website . I blog , try my hand at photography , and sell on esty . I should also mention that debbie , here on

My Name is Jessica, and I am a Button Floozy

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All those who share a love for buttons, hoard buttons, and could eat buttons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if they were low- carb say, " Ay ." This meeting is now in session. Oh, what buttony goodness is found on this site fellow button floozies!! I am beside myself with giddiness to be contributing to such a lovely blog. Thank you Abbie! I've been a lover of buttons for some time now. I think it's hereditary. See here for my logic behind that. I'm a scrapbooker , and enjoy looking for unique embellishments in unseemly places. Enter buttons. Now, I originally started hoarding buttons with the excuse that they were going on my family scrapbook layouts. Take a look below, and realize that I lied, and I just wanted to get my hands on this little buggers. I think my husband's on to me... but in case he's not, ssshhh ! I think I have enough buttons for a few family scrapbooks, hmm ? Buttons do look quite lovely in scrapbooking projects though. See he