Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Special buttons giveaway!



Here in Paris one of my favourite hobbies is to spend my spare time "mining" little treasures in haberdasheries disseminated in this town. Indeed, there's such as magnificent shops of this kind where to spent whole afternoons discovering amazing little stuffs! These magical places are simply extraordinary... sometimes, I feel like an archaeologist in a scavenger hunt: while I'm pushing my way through colourful ribbons and vintage fabrics, it is always a surprise and a great pleasure to discover coffers completely fulfilled with precious buttons...


And this love that I feel for buttons and haberdasheries inspired me to carve special hand carved rubber stamps the shape of buttons: they are for sale on my etsy, in 4 different sets... check them out, I hope you like'em all!
Last but not least, in this post I propose also a special giveaway of a set of 8 authentic "buttons in buttons" in fabric, made with my buttons stamps (pic below there): for winning this set, you have to write a comment, explaining where do you like to spent your spare time before Sunday the 6th November. To each comment I will assign a progressive number... then, randomiser will chose the fortunate number!!


NOTE: this is the set to win! write a comment on this post to participate to the giveaway!!





102 commenti:

Jonathan Day on 27 October 2011 at 00:35 said...

Your buttons look fantastic! Absolutely adorable. I'm going to look for new buttons to smarten up my winter coat so I think I need to find some nice haberdasheries in London. Where do I like to spend my spare time? At home usually, spending time with my boyfriend, knitting and reading.

Merja on 27 October 2011 at 02:11 said...

Oh I am so in, the buttons are too darn cute! I really enjoy reading other blogs on my spare time, or then walking around in our garden and enjoying the fresh air. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Glenys on 27 October 2011 at 03:35 said...

They are so cute!! I like all your stamps!!

arunka on 27 October 2011 at 08:23 said...

I'm in! are so cute!!

Mi Joya on 27 October 2011 at 08:50 said...

My favourite thing to do in my spare time is visit thriftstores & fleamarkets with my best friend! We love searching for old things, just like you love to! I've got this Paumes book with al cute shops in Paris... they're all on my to visit list!!
And if i'm at home i love to create stuff at my desk that's filled with things i like...

Love your buttons!! Would love to take a chance :-)

Nunurina on 27 October 2011 at 09:13 said...

Lo que más me gusta en mi tiempo libre es caminar en una libreria o papeleria con mis hijos. Y si voy sola me gusta mirar en una mercería llena de lazos, hilos, cremalleras, telas, ....... Los colores y la delicadeza me relajan.
Love your bottons.
www.nunurina.blogspot.com
nunurina@hotmail.com

Núria

Sewon on 27 October 2011 at 09:19 said...

Ohh how adorable are these stamped buttons! My favorite place to spend time on a nice sunny day is outdoors! I love walking around with my camera, or riding my bicycle out to a new part of town. If the weather isn't looking too good, I also enjoy staying home, listening to music, and cooking for people I love.

azreenChan on 27 October 2011 at 09:25 said...

You are just purely an inspiration! :D

I love book stores and art shops. I think most of my time outside of the house were spent there, other than creative markets and art exhibitions. I love colors and variety of stuffs that were self-made. Even though I make one myself, I can't really stop myself from buying items from other people too :D

Anu on 27 October 2011 at 09:51 said...

Cute ones!! my spare time would be divided between my hubby and dearest son and my craft projects..

Sara&Eva on 27 October 2011 at 10:24 said...

I love all of them!!!
What i like to do is go shopping, speacilly..to craft stores :)

Gretel Creations - handmade with love on 27 October 2011 at 10:40 said...

I love your work! These little buttons are adorable! My favourite place to spend my spare time is at home..together with my husband, 5month old son and dog. I love to read, write letters and make little critters for my etsy-shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GretelCreations
Happy creating! And I'm looking forward to your future blog posts!

Floor on 27 October 2011 at 12:13 said...

They are really cute! I would love to spend that sunday with a friend, cupcakes and a nice movie!

Floor

Fione H on 27 October 2011 at 14:42 said...

These are too cute and would be great for crafting with

Corto Metraje on 27 October 2011 at 15:40 said...

Wooow!! I want it!! The photo is in "Entreé des Fornisseurs"?? ^_^

Iris on 27 October 2011 at 16:21 said...

Wow, great gift! Count me in please!

Do you have the adresses of the stores where you can find al those beautiful buttons in Paris?

Iris

Aileen Bell said...

This is truly brilliant. Your stamps are witty and attractive. I wish I was in Paris too!
aileenbell@cox.net

Royce on 27 October 2011 at 19:11 said...

I would like to spend my free time alone in a peaceful area with my crochet or embroidery work. It could be my lovely home.

thanks for the lovely giveaway.

dpbelizehope on 27 October 2011 at 19:16 said...

These are absolutely gorgeous I would totally go buy them if I lived in Paris. I can already think of so many fun things to do with them! :)

Paunnet on 27 October 2011 at 20:44 said...

Che bei bottoni!
Il tempo libero lo passo praticamente tutto davanti alla macchina da cucire, ma ogni tanto concedo un po' di tempo al mio adorato cane e ce ne andiamo a spasso per i boschi.
Grazie per il giveaway!

Carmen on 27 October 2011 at 21:05 said...

I love buttons - and your buttons in buttons are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.
To answer your question, I'm pretty much a home-body and spend most of my time hanging out with my husband and little girl.

Regina on 27 October 2011 at 21:44 said...

The buttons are just beautiful! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to participate in this give-away!

I'm a bit like the rest: I love to spend my spare time at home, watching a DVD-series with my boyfriend, or cuddling up on the couch with a piece of crochet. But mostly, I love to spend my time visiting my 4-month old nephew, or taking care of my nieces (they're 5 and 10 years old).

Mrsblocko on 27 October 2011 at 22:29 said...

I like to spend my time crafting, sewing, baking or reading.

These buttons are super cute!

Nelmarie on 27 October 2011 at 22:30 said...

The buttons are so amazing and different. They give a such of Chic touch to any craft. I will love to win this fantastic part of your designs. Thanks

Turtle on 27 October 2011 at 22:47 said...

wow, very cool! I tend to spend what free time with my hubby and fur baby down at the river camp. We spend most weekends there and i can knit by the fire, or river while hubby salmon fishes. I love cooking/baking over the fire pit! :)

gsandoval on 27 October 2011 at 22:57 said...

Spend time w family, and do crafting def!

Kathleen on 27 October 2011 at 23:01 said...

I love spending my spare time making arts and crafts with my kids, and helping them expand their creativity.

Kriste said...

I am in love with your buttons and stamps!!

LisaAnn on 27 October 2011 at 23:11 said...

LOVE love you buttons and stamps! Thanks for a chance to win them :)

aline C on 27 October 2011 at 23:20 said...

they are very cute buttons !

Sabrina on 27 October 2011 at 23:28 said...

Love the buttons! I just started making my own covered buttons and they are so much fun! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Tina on 27 October 2011 at 23:38 said...

These are lovely!!

AllyBug28 on 27 October 2011 at 23:47 said...

These are sooooo great!

M.j. on 28 October 2011 at 00:12 said...

Love the buttons thanks for the chance to win..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Bonnita on 28 October 2011 at 01:15 said...

I love finding new blogs to read! And you etsy shop and buttons are adorable too!

Betty on 28 October 2011 at 01:31 said...

After working all week, I truly like to spend time at home: baking in the kitchen and relaxing in a comfortable chair, crocheting.

The Church Family on 28 October 2011 at 02:34 said...

Very pretty! Blessings!

STEPHEN on 28 October 2011 at 03:08 said...

great buttons lot to dream with

Julia Kim on 28 October 2011 at 03:31 said...

LOVE the button design printed on the fabric and I love your work!!! Can't wait to see more...

Faddict on 28 October 2011 at 03:31 said...

Sweet! Would love to win them, thx for the chance:)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 on 28 October 2011 at 03:37 said...

I love your buttons!
I love to spend my spare time hunting for "treasures" at the second hand store - old lace, costume jewelry, silks and velvets I can reuse, and, of course, buttons!

Singtatter on 28 October 2011 at 04:22 said...

I love browsing craft stores and bookshops!

Kelly on 28 October 2011 at 04:37 said...

I love your stamps and the buttons in buttons are amazing. There is just something so soothing about running your hand through a bin of buttons

kelly@siblingstew.com

knitsewreadlove on 28 October 2011 at 04:42 said...

In what spare time I have (I'm a mom to a 2.5 yr old and a newborn any day now), I love to sew and knit. I was just lamenting the difficulty of finding the "perfect" buttons for the things I knit. One spends so much time crafting a garment, it seems an awful shame to put "just any old button" on it. I practically drooled at your haberdashery photo. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

adjohnston81 on 28 October 2011 at 05:11 said...

In my spare time I sew for my girls or research good gluten free food recipes as my 7 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiacs disease.

Sally on 28 October 2011 at 07:23 said...

What sweet buttons. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandryte on 28 October 2011 at 08:16 said...

But what a great, unique idea! Awesome buttons!

Anca on 28 October 2011 at 09:38 said...

These are extra cute!! I'd love to add some on my favorite cardigan:)
About my spare time, I love going to flea markets and finding miniature forgotten treasures, or spending hours in creative discount stores, crocheting and sewing.

cannella on 28 October 2011 at 11:50 said...

In my spare time, I love going to fabric markets and dreaming about my next sewing project!For me it's good to spend my time with friends, of course.
Bye!!

Jackie Njeri on 28 October 2011 at 12:28 said...

I like to spend my spare time sewing and reading, but mostly it's reading about sewing on blogs or books.
Your button stamps are so cute.

Ana e os Viraventos on 28 October 2011 at 12:40 said...

I just discovered your blog and I am fascinated! I will take my tami to explore it. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway! Ana

Barb on 28 October 2011 at 13:15 said...

Those buttons are SO cute!
crzeematz@gmail.com

me on 28 October 2011 at 14:03 said...

l o v e l y ! <3

Darlene on 28 October 2011 at 14:06 said...

Heard about your giveaway on the Madcap Team Discussion List.

Your buttons are so sweet! I enjoyed looking at the picture of your Studio - and of you shopping for vintage items.

I also love to hunt around in shabby little antique shops looking for small treasures to use in my collage pieces.

Thank you for offering this lovely giveaway.

rosa_malone1 on 28 October 2011 at 14:19 said...

your buttons are so wonderful I am always looking for certain buttons and can never find what I'm looking for there all plastic would love to win these THANKS

annemarie on 28 October 2011 at 15:05 said...

I love to spend my spare time in my sewing room playing with fabric, buttons and trim and hopefully producing something really neat!!

Anonymous said...

OMG...these are the cutest buttons...what a great idea!
I love to spend the weekends in the art studio with my husband and fat cat.
(jeffngil@hotmail.com)

wormlynn on 28 October 2011 at 15:30 said...

Spare time is really a luxory for me! I work every other Sunday in an Emergancy room! So often times my husband and I sleep in before we go eat a late breakfast thenn head to church! If I am lucky I get to knit Sunday afternoons!

Crista on 28 October 2011 at 15:31 said...

LOVE these! (and winning a set would take me to Paris in my head).

Cass_wilson on 28 October 2011 at 15:33 said...

Oh wow! the buttons are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance! I love to spend my weekends in fabric shops.Nabiha

nabihaismailw@yahoo.com

Dolores on 28 October 2011 at 15:55 said...

Since my daughter and my little baby grandson are coming to visit for a week on the 11th, I want to spend my time before then working in my sewing studio making little outfits for Luc.
Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway. I love buttons.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - these buttons are amazing! Such a clever idea that has major impact :)

I love your carving skills.

Marilize
(marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

Crochet2StaySane on 28 October 2011 at 16:08 said...

I like spending my spare time at home crocheting or sewing! Nice web site.

emarci on 28 October 2011 at 16:17 said...

In my spare time I love to make cards with rubber stamps! I love your buttons and your carving... thanks for the chance to win :)

QuilterLaura on 28 October 2011 at 16:25 said...

Those are so adorable, thx for the chance to win! I will be on vacation in French Lick, Indiana. My hubby will be playing golf, I will bring my sewing machine....just relaxing!

bea on 28 October 2011 at 16:39 said...

They are so cute! I'd love to use them for my clothing and crafts! They'd be so useful! I just love them! Hope to win!

Unknown on 28 October 2011 at 16:41 said...

Those are adorable! I like to spend my time in nature, or gathering inspiration in antique and thrift shops and bookstores.

nettie on 28 October 2011 at 16:44 said...

Your buttons are so sweet and original! I have been collecting buttons for some time now. I would make these buttons into a magnet collection for my magnetic board in my sewing room.
Thanks!
Nettie
nettiecrain@live.com

Val T. on 28 October 2011 at 17:02 said...

Your buttons are original and very cute. Thank you for this giveaway!

Lelia on 28 October 2011 at 17:05 said...

Fantastic! So creative and original.
Please include my name into your drawing - thx

always, Lelia

Sharmony on 28 October 2011 at 17:48 said...

Hmmm - spare time!! It seems that I don't have much of that because I keep seeing beautiful and creative things like your buttons to trigger my creative juices and make me want to make something. I like being creative and don't consider the time I spend being creative my "spare" time. So what I do with what I consider spare time is read - love books almost as much as I love creating. Thanks for this drawing and sharing your creativity.

Roseanna on 28 October 2011 at 18:18 said...

I would love too spend time in one or all of those shops...heaven. Your buttons are adorable!

teamc777 on 28 October 2011 at 18:28 said...

Cute buttons would love to use them on clothing. In my spare time I crochet, crochet, and crochet, at least right now I do. Thanks.

Kimberly R. on 28 October 2011 at 18:47 said...

I'd love to enter for the pretty buttons and I spend my spare time stitching, as in cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Thanks for the great giveaway!!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Julie on 28 October 2011 at 18:51 said...

I love your buttons, and I could really use them because in my spare time I knit and crochet, and I'm always on the look out for some unique buttons!

jwitt33 at live dot com

Barbra on 28 October 2011 at 18:59 said...

In my spare time I play with my buttons!!! These are wonderful.

Tdm6926 on 28 October 2011 at 19:02 said...

I am disabled, so I spend most of my time at home. I watch t.v., and read but most of all I craft. My main craft is designing and making jewelry. I would love to win your wonderful buttons to use in my jewelry making. Thanks- Tonya

Deanna on 28 October 2011 at 19:03 said...

There really is something about buttons that makes them irresistible. And when adding them to anything, they can really finish off the item. I love finding cute buttons to put on the clothes I make or on pouches and stuff.
Love these buttons!

superstitches on 28 October 2011 at 19:45 said...

I've long admired your hand carved stamps. I love the buttons just at much. Generally I like to spend my spare time creating miniature stuffed things in my studio.

marymac on 28 October 2011 at 19:57 said...

You are so talented. Your buttons are just beautiful. I would love to win them.

watson on 28 October 2011 at 21:09 said...

The buttons look awesome. I would definitely use them to bling up some sweaters and perhaps some curtains.

Mary on 28 October 2011 at 21:41 said...

Your fabric stamped buttons are beautiful! My spare time is used for cross-stitching and/or designing charts to cross stitch.

Mary

Paula on 28 October 2011 at 22:30 said...

Your buttons are gorgeous! Please count me in, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula on 28 October 2011 at 22:32 said...

Sorry for my incomplete previous comment. In my spare time I enjoy reading, sewing and knitting. Currently I'm making ornaments for the Christmas tree :)
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Clairecomp on 28 October 2011 at 22:34 said...

I love buttons, buttons are very important they are what finish off an item to wether it looks ok or fabulous. I know I take so long to pick mine, and I think that I do make the right choice. I have been known to buy the buttons first and then try to find the right pattern to show them off properly. I hope I win, thanks for this chance.

Freddy MaDearie on 28 October 2011 at 22:43 said...

I love your buttons!!! My favorite place to lose myself is in the Salvation Army shop about half an hour from where I live. They always have the weirdest things and I always find treasures there! :D

Anonymous said...

So nice! So generous with this giveway! I love the buttons! Lucky form me, pleaseeeeeeeeeee!!
Mª Antonia (from Portugal)

paula said...

I love to cook up laborious meals, thrift shop, knit, watch netflix, scroll through my never ending google reader full of crafty crafts.

palershade{at}gmail{dot}com

Jennilicous on 29 October 2011 at 02:40 said...

I love your work, you're so talented! They make me want to have them :) On weekend I'd like to take care of my little garden or working on a project. I've been learning to quilt-small project. I also have a plan to collect some decoration button :)

Angel on 29 October 2011 at 05:07 said...

How utterly ADORABLE your buttons are! Wish I could go treasure hunting with you in Paris! But my favorite thing to do on a Saturday is going to estate sales and doing some hunting of my own!

Jane Jeffress Thomas on 29 October 2011 at 05:45 said...

I really enjoy looking for inspiration on the Internet in my spare time. Your buttons are darling, but the way.

Carla on 29 October 2011 at 06:29 said...

My spare time is few & far inbetween! When I do have any, I like to just be outside, sit on my porch, go for a bike ride or something relaxing. LOVE the buttons!!! Thanks for the chance!

Beacee on 29 October 2011 at 13:44 said...

Lovely! So simple yet so effective.

Siobhan on 29 October 2011 at 17:16 said...

I love these buttons! I like to spare my rare moments of free time cuddled up on the couch with my husband and my dog, crafting while we watch TV.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on 30 October 2011 at 07:13 said...

What a cute button idea!!!
I like to spend my spare time either out running on my local trails or visiting various thrift stores for vintage goodies.

:) debyeo at hotmail dot com

Knititall on 30 October 2011 at 09:58 said...

What a great idea, your buttons are beautiful!
I like going to thrift stores and flea markets, where you can sometimes find little tins or even big boxes full of mixed buttons that all seem to tell their own story.

Callie Callender on 31 October 2011 at 01:32 said...

I love these button stamps... too cute!

crafter1953 on 31 October 2011 at 05:33 said...

I love your buttons and I love the stamps. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

jusaweecatnap on 31 October 2011 at 17:12 said...

Beautiful buttons - a wonderfully whimsical idea. Your story reminded me of a trip to Paris. There was a bead shop on the same block as our rented apartment in the Marais. I thought I'd pop in for a few minutes to have a look around, much to my husband and son's chagrin. I was totally absorbed and could barely pull myself away. Naturally, I had to bring home some souvenirs, but it was a very tough decision which ones.

Sheree on 31 October 2011 at 17:44 said...

I would love these buttonss and button fabric and can already picture in my mind putting it to good use. I spend my spare time at home with my family - rolling around on the floor with the grandkids or working on my WIP pieces.

Neus on 6 November 2011 at 12:09 said...

What a wonderful idea!! They are so cute!

Anna on 6 November 2011 at 13:02 said...

I like to spend my free time lost through the streets of Barcelona discovering very special shops and if they are wool stores, even more!

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