Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Okay. I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for trends. It's not that I intentionally set out to follow popular trends but I seem to get drawn into them. You'll notice the over abundance of bird and owl buttons on my www.buttonsbyrobin.com shop on Etsy. Well now I seem to see that foxes are popping up all over so had to give some fox buttons a try http://www.etsy.com/listing/52399193/fox-buttons-set-of-six-handmade-by-me. Honestly I'm not just willy nilly (is that even a saying anymore - I must be old) trying to put up what I think is popular. I do try to put up what I like and when I saw these fox images I just had to try my hand at these buttons. I have two other fox images from the same Etsy artist (helloaimi) which are in the works. I can't wait to get them listed as well. They're so darn cute!
Saturday, 24 July 2010
I am constantly surprised with the beautiful things that people make with my buttons. Check out the beautiful button jewelry/jewellery at a Need to Create http://www.stleen.zoomshare.com/. I love how my bird buttons are incorporated with the other buttons. The colors/colours blend perfectly. What a creative use of buttons! You can find these bracelets along with other beautiful button bracelets here http://www.stleen.zoomshare.com/1.shtml/Jewelry%20-%20Button%20Bracelets.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
I kind of hesitate to put a picture of Mom on my blog as I'm not sure she'd like it. She never really liked to have her picture taken. I'm hoping she'll forgive me because this is a nice picture of her with my son when he was little. The sun rose and set on him as far as she was concerned. Today would have been her birthday. It's the second birthday that she's no longer with us. I think of you every day Mom. I love you and miss you. I hope you know how I feel. I wish I had the chance to tell you one more time but I hope that you know and hope that somehow you can hear me. Love you Mom. I think of you every day. A big hug to you. I appreciate everything you did for us (Penny, me and Matt).
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Must be my lucky day. My butterfly buttons are featured in yet another treasury on Etsy which can be found here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c3bb5dc05818eef22bb9f0f/god-its-so-hot-here?index=0. Thank you to Digital Perfection. Please take a moment to check out the beautiful images from Digital Perfection which can be found here http://www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalPerfection?ref=seller_info.
I've been lucky enough to be chosen for another Etsy treasury. This one is Halloween themed and can be found here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c3cbd8492578eefbd799fa3/a-hallowed-night#4c3cef3150f26d912b6c5f02. Thanks to Firebolt Creations on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/FireboltCreations for choosing my items.
Monday, 12 July 2010
My buttons are in this beautiful butterfly treasury on Etsy. The treasury can be found here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c3b988908386d916c3c0217/butterfly-bliss?index=0. Thank you to momosboutique http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoMosBoutique for including me. Please be sure to cheque out her shop.
This is the second year without my Dad on his birthday. The picture above was probably taken in 1965. It is of my Dad with my younger sister and myself.
Happy birthday Dad from Penny and I. We miss you but you are in our hearts every day and know you're watching over us. We love you.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
I don't really remember the rules around the Button Buttons Who's Got the Button game but I do remember the saying. I think I'm going to have to google it to see if I can find out anything about the game. Anyway despite that it seems that I have the buttons right now. Pictured above is my latest batch of buttons after they're drilled and before their individual pictures are taken and they're ready to be listed at http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonsbyrobin. Whew! So many buttons it took quite a while to get the holes drilled and then even longer to get the individual pictures taken. I guess I'd better get to work now though and get them listed in my Etsy and Artfire shops. I also have a big wholesale order to do and a smaller custom order to get ready. Good thing I have this Monday off from the day job. I also want to get a bit of glass work done. So many crafts so little time........................
Monday, 5 July 2010
Oh oh. I guess I am a bad Canadian as I forgot to post a picture on Canada Day (July 1st) and now I'm posting a Happy Fourth of July for my American friends. It is a belated happy fourth however. I guess I'm just not very good at recognizing these things. I hope I'm forgiven both at home in Canada and across the border by my American friends. I'm sure lots of Americans are off today since yesterday was the fourth. I hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend. In honour/honor of the holiday I have posted a picture of my patriotic crows http://www.etsy.com/listing/24655207/handmade-buttons-primitive-americana.