Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine Buttons

Today I put up a few of the sweet button Valentine crafts I've been seeing around the internet.  

This is probably my favorite: 

It was on Laurabomber.blogspot.fi   I especially like the swirls and the ballerina detail.  My dancing daughter would love it!!

You can see more on my blog.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Still Playing with Buttons

I found a button I had purchased from a vender at a quilt convention once when I use to go to the quilts shows,before I realized i'm not a quilter just takes entirely to long for me I like instant gratification on projects. I love to embellish material .My favorite color is blue so this button stole my heart
                                                                     
 I made an altered art necklace and have the button attached to the chain  however easy removed and the button not damaged in any way
Are you playing with your button stash any ?  please show them

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MOP Buttons

I am determined to make me a necklace out of mother of pearl larger size buttons
I found a book with simple instructions and then went to Joan's fabrics to get the coated wire they suggest to be used and was shocked to see price of this special thread $15.99 spool. Guess i'm behind times.  I didn't have the fastener I need so guess it's back to Joan's

                                                                         
 I want it with all the large white buttons I just had to show some of my pretty mother of pearl belt loops and I love the older rhinestone buttons. I have more carved mother of pearl whites
 I am hoping to attend the Missouri Button Society show at Lake of the Ozarks this spring .I don't want to stay 3 days but would like to know what all is involved in the show
If you attend the Button Society shows tell me the procedures of events

Sunday, January 10, 2016

If you follow Button Floozies via Google Friend Connect...

via Pinterest
I'm posting this as information so that, if you don't have a gmail account and have been following Button Floozies on Google Friend connect, you won't wonder where the blog disappeared to tomorrow!

For what it's worth, even though I obviously do have a gmail account, I still use Bloglovin' to follow all my favorite blogs and I really like it.  You just type in Button Floozies in the search bar and click Follow This Blog.

I hope no one goes away as a result of this really dumb change that Blogger is making.  Anyway, here's that information:

(From Blogger:) In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Adding Buttons

A mixed media piece I did

Evening Star Button Club Christmas - 2016


Buttons, button handmade gifts, food & friendship...if you want to read more please click here to come visit our Evening Star Button Club Christmas - 2016 party. 

Hope your holiday season was filled with blessings, love ones and of course, a button or two!
Button Hugs, Tami

Monday, January 4, 2016

Forever home for these special buttons.

Years ago I bought these buttons on Ebay.  They were on the original card and their origin was the USA zone of Germany so they can easily be dated to right after WW2 .  They are molded glass with a mirrored backing.  I have tried many times to use them but they always have been too glitzy or too large..  But I have found the perfect home for them and still have a five left.







I made  fabric journals of my needlework project with the theme of corsets. As you can see I used my lovely heart buttons to hold the "pages" together.
Each of the pages is faced with an ad from that time period..  I'm so glad I found a "forever" home for my beautiful old buttons..



 
 
 















Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

First Place

You can be in First Place with these cute little plastic buttons LOL

                                                             
 They are cute and very light weight
 I seen them at one of my favorite indoor flea markets once and had to rescue them

They laid with my other plastic novelty buttons and I don't think I will ever use them so added them to my etsy shop

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Button Christmas Cards

While enjoying some inspiration on Pinterest the other day, I found so many handmade Christmas cards using buttons that I had to make a board for them:  Button Christmas Cards!
Go see, and be inspired!  I also have a "regular" board for buttons I love called, not suprisingly, Button Love.  Do you save buttons on Pinterest?  Do tell!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Antique button card

This is a salesman sample button card I found yesterday at a vintage market.
 I think the gal at the cash register thought I was a little nuts.
 And, maybe I am.
The full card showing all sizes, with its worn, tattered edges makes me swoon.
How much would you love to own the whole display?
Happy Sunday, Floozies!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

London and buttons

I'm off to London on Thursday... DH has his list of sites which includes lots of museums, galleries and churches.  My list includes many antique shops, markets, Victoria and Albert Museum, and looking for buttons as well.  Found two shops on the internet... The Button Lady in Hampstead and the Button Queen on Portabello Rd.  Any others?

DH and I will meet up in the afternoon for a meal at one of the old pubs on our list...

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ubiquitous!!!

Does it ever seem as if you find buttons in the most unlikely of places?

And when you're not looking for them at all?

While planning for a Christmas party, I was looking for disposable paper coasters.

See what I found on Partycity dot com:




Saturday, October 31, 2015

Need Advice

I have this card of antique La Mode metal buttons with gorgeous purple glass middles. Anyway I am thinking of removing them from their original cards and putting in a glass covered candy jar with other beautiful buttons. Now should I leave them on their card? or do you button collectors think they need to stay on their original cardboard card that has bent edges. Need your advice, thanks from Janice

                                                                       


Winter White Wall Hanging -- with Buttons!

Come and visit me at Indulge Your Shelf to see what I made with scraps of fabric and two of my loveliest buttons!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Not to be missed

You do not want to miss Susan's post today: Plays With Needles!
I'm just sayin'.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Links and holiday planning

Button Floozies gets some unexpected attention online, again.

Some of my mother-of-pearl button collection
Who would be up for a holiday swap of the button-themed type?  I'm open to ideas, and looking for volunteers to host a swap, or two -- if this sounds like you, please send me an email!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fabric Buttons


I have these fabric buttons I call them in my big jars of mother of pearls buttons not knowing what else to do with them,
They are handmade I do believe and beautiful. I bet they were the closure for a beautiful evening jacket worn over a beautiful tulle and satin evening gown back in the glamorous days of the 1930-1950's?
Just day dreaming .
Do you know anything about buttons like these? please tell

                                                                           

                         
                                                                     

 


                                                                       

                                                         Here is back of fabric buttons

                                                                  

Is this one crochet?




















Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

I purchased this collection of BUTTONS at the local Volunteers of America Thrift Store for $2.99!
All the buttons were threaded together, worn and weathered...They are PERFECT this way!
They remind me of WHAT'S IN!
WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN!









Thanks for looking, Button Floozies!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

$1.00 bag

I went into a resale shop that has upscale items however found this small bag of white buttons marked $1.00. Which made me happy

                                                                 
 I found 3 little buttons with a rhinestone center, a couple glass buttons
 The rest are mother of pearl and odd and ends of vintage buttons, they will all find a new home in jars of like buttons

                                             Oh one tulip button                    
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