Friday, January 27, 2012

Fab-link Friday...buttons and giveaway

Well actually there are two links today.

One is at

She is doing a VERY NICE giveaway for
some REALLY COOL buttons made
from a REALLY GREAT company called


(this is a quote from Sew Cal Gal's Blog)

 Jennifer's main goal these days (apart from creating gorgeous buttons for you to sigh over) is to uplift previously disadvantaged women in the community and provide much needed employment and skills. Truly this is a company with a conscience and a cause.



Some members of the ButtonMad Team have been working together from the very beginning. Nine of the eleven official South African languages are spoken by the ladies...one big family united by the common thread - being Mad about Buttons!

Please, take a few minutes and check it out...even if you don't want
to buy any buttons...it's a great story of those helping others =)

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I'd LUV to hear from you...
Do YOU collect buttons?  Do YOU use them often in your
sewing/quilting crafting?



12 comments:

suemac said...

The buttons are very cute. I like the birdie buttons on the 1st page of the catelog.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have a few of their buttons - but yes I have a button fetish so to speak - just love old buttons!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have a couple of jars of buttons in the basement. I'm planning on using some of them in the next few weeks for a project. My oldest son had fun going thru the button over Christmas. He needed a button for a coat, and found just what he needed.

Janet said...

I love buttons and I would like to start using them more in my work.

Richard Healey said...

My wife's maiden name is Button so would like to start collecting them and make a cool quilt out of them.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Anita said...

I have quite a few buttons. I wouldn't say I collect them, but I used them a lot when I made handbags. =)

Nezzy said...

My seven year old Granddaughter Honor, has collected buttons since the age of three.

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for your visit and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride.

God bless ya and in the words of that wacky old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear!!!"

Have a great weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Thanks for the link! I have several cards of ButtonMad's buttons. They have so many different cute ones. So, yes, I guess I do collect buttons.
Have a wonderful weekend, Annie!!

Needled Mom said...

Our local store that carried those buttons went out of business. :( Yes, I love to collect old buttons. The grandchildren always enjoy playing in my buttons.

LimeRiot said...

I don't collect buttons, I hoard buttons :). I really wish I had saved more of my grandmother's collection but I was a dumb teenager when she passed and didn't realize how special they were.

Becky~ said...

Thanks so much for following along with my blog.As far as buttons,oh my I LOVE BUTTONS lol.I have a tiny collection,but no vintage ones sigh.Just never get around to getting anymore.


Blessings!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi! Yes I love buttons, have a very large tin and some jars full. also some special wooden ones. It is so fun searching for just the right one for a project! :)
I do have some tiny flower buttons from Button Mad, would love the little birdie ones. I follow SewCalGal so I have entered to win.:)