Friday, January 27, 2012

Fly Buttons (and a Giveaway!)


As promised, here are some close ups of the buttons from my Tulip Skirt. They are kind of amazing. While they may look like vintage glass, these are actually modern reproductions made out of light weight auto-body fiberglass. They can take a beating, and still look awesome!


They're made in Indonesia in a factory started by one of the owners of Courage my Love in Kensington Market. This was one of my favourite places when I was growing up, full of quirky vintage, colourful imported decorations and a tonne of jewellery and beads. Now I love it the most for its huge button collection, both new and vintage. If you're ever in that part of Toronto, I highly recommend checking out the button wall. There's even a chest of dozens of tiny drawers, each filled with a different kind of vintage button. I could spend hours there. Actually, I did earlier today...


When I went back for two more cards of fly buttons for a giveaway :) Just leave a comment on this post and you're entered. Everyone's welcome, local and international. I'd also love to hear what you'd do with them if you win.

I'll randomly select a winner next Friday. Good luck!

7 comments:

Emma said...

I would probably use them for a tulip skirt myself!

thatEmpeygirl said...

Gimme the buttons, I'll collage them on to a project that involves victorian fabric design and paper patterns... or barter them at our next Boo Radley encounter.

Camelia Crinoline said...

Wow, those are amazing! I would probably use them on something inappropriate like a pretty floral blouse because I would find the contrast of floral fabric and fly buttons really amusing.

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

adorable! thanks for your comments on printing fabric / freezer paper, etc. Appreciate the wisdom :)

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

I would put these all down the back of a dress!

Maya Floria Yasmin said...

Hi! I'm from Indonesia :'D

Hope i win this GA :))

terimakasih

lorraine said...

these are so fun..i think they would look amazing on one of the cardigans i plan to knit this year :) raineoc@yahoo.com