Monday, June 18, 2007

Button mania...

I have been loving using buttons in my scrapping for a long, long time now. The only negative thing with that is that you keep running out of buttons! LOL! And since I use a lot, a pack with 10 or 20 buttons doesn't last very long at all. You then need turn to bigger "bumper packs"...

But having you tried searching for buttons on the internet? It's not so easy to find what you want as it turns up lots and lots of other types of buttons (like graphics for buttons to use on websites etc). Do you know of a good button site with big packs of buttons? If so, please, please share with me in the comment section - thank you :)

In the meantime I had to turn to the Autumn Leaves packs of buttons which are at least reasonably big. Yay!! Got some nice ones from PaperMaze:

"Frech Twist":

"Bella":

"Primary":

"Winter Garden":

...all of them mixed together:

...and finally all of them put in a jar which I bought in IKEA yesterday:

11 comments:

Jessica said...

I live in the states, and I always buy my buttons at WalMart. They have a fairly big pack for only .88 . I don't know if you have such a store over there? Also, thrift stores are great places to find older, cool buttons. Hope I helped!

Jenni said...

I've bought 1 pound bags of buttons (approx 800 buttons) from Oriental Trading Company, but they only ship to the US and Canada.

I've never ordered from this place, but S&S WorldWide has some assorted, large packages of buttons for cheap. Also, if when you search online, you search for "Craft Buttons" you get much better results (or at least I seemed to). And S&S WorldWide had ready-to-finish wood buttons, which means you can paint them!

Oh, and hi. I've been reading your blog. I don't remember how I found it, but I liked it and so I saved a link to it.

Jess Gunning said...

Here are just a couple of WONDERFULLY cute sites, though I am not sure if where you live will be able to get them shipped... ?

http://www.ascuteasabutton.com/

http://www.mildreds-antiques.com/sewingitems.htm

http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Category/423.aspx?gclid=CMHJjZqh5owCFRlmWAodZ2ej6w

http://www.denverfabrics.com/pages/static/buttons.htm

I looked up "buttons for sewing" on google. I hope you can find your button dream come true... lol
I love your site. :)

OURMOI said...

Hi,
can anyone give me some ideas on presenting your exploding boxes..They are quite flimsy and i would welcome any ideas! ourmoi

margaretforster said...

Woohoo !!! Buttonssss......Besides my stamps, I love buttons too,unusual or old world buttons. I buy my bags of buttons from Big W, Spotlight (I got bag the other day called 'shabby chic' ), or op. shops. I don't use the tiny buttons so much & u r left with heaps when u buy a pkt or bag, but will utilise them soon - have been gathering ideas to use them--as photo corners, to make arrows, as strips on ribbon, use on flowers,on tags, as frames (sq or circle) round photos, mats, or verses, as flower stems,as border down side of mat (alternate with flowers & hearts).
Alternate round semi circle mat with small prima flowers & few flower buttons & lots of diff. color small buttons.
Alternate small buttons & photo corners (like arrows) around photo in semi circle, start at top of photo, go out & down one side & finish under bottom end of photo.Doodle between if like.
To make a felt flower - take a circle of felt, with embroidery thread & just in from edge, stitch long stitch, slightly gather so edge puckers up, place a small diff. color button (with thread in center) in center of flower. Put on page (do several in diff. colors) use lace ribbon strips as stems.
Sorry so long, hope it's helpful.....Margaret

twistedsoda said...

did I hear someone say they love buttons!!! I DO TOO!!! Love them, can't get enough of them...rolling around in a big heap of buttons....

Sarah (AKA monroegirl) said...

Oooh, I want that jar to put my buttons in!

Anonymous said...

Hi, not sure if they do big bags or not but there is a gorgeous shop called Duttons for Buttons in York and that is all they sell - see http://www.duttonsforbuttons.co.uk/

It is am amazing shop - a really old fashioned shop. I could spend a fortune every time I visit
Tracey

margaretforster said...

OMG !! let me loose in there for couple hours !!!!
Hate to think what each button would cost, but the experience would be fantastic....lucky you Anso living in the UK. Bit far from Australia ......Margaret

domestic goddess said...

just bought myself aload of foofala buttons reallyc heap of 2peas, also try your local market for great buys xx

margaretforster said...

look out ikea here she comes again !!!!!!
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