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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Colourful Ceramic Buttons For Christmas Crafts!

The perfect finishing touch for festive cards, wall hangings, knitted and sewn goods. These gorgeous handmade ceramic buttons are handwashable.

These pretty star buttons come as a card of five, with one each in yellow, lilac, tan, green and blue. They cost £4.95 for five chunky buttons.
Striking patchwork design buttons would make ideal 'presents' on a card. They cost £4.95 for 5 buttons. They are also available in black and white.

These adorable, fat little gingerbread men buttons would be perfect for Christmas decorations, cards or gift wrapping adornment. They also cost £4.95 for five buttons.

Enjoy your Christmas preparations folks!

Julia x Love Buttons HQ. Love Buttons on Etsy. Love Buttons on MISI. Love Buttons on Folksy.

New Rag Doll Sewing Patterns at Snowdrop Shop!

Snowdrop Shop introduces it's newest raggedy doll sewing patterns.  Rag dolls are approximately 21"-23" tall and made from muslin cotton and yarn hair.  Faces are painted and embroidered.  Learn to sew your own!  Easy, beginner level patterns. 

Available at http://www.snowdropshop.com/subcat/rag_doll_sewing_patterns.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Santa Cheer Breeze Blocker Craft Kits

Let Santa help block the breeze this holiday season!  This is a really fun Christmas craft.  The breeze blocker itself  is presewn and weighted down on the bottom to stay in place.  Simply glue or stitch the fabric and Santa pieces to the breeze blocker! 

50% off now just in time for Christmas! 

Available at http://www.snowdropshop.com/item/santa_breeze_block_kit.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Want Something Different for the Holidays?

How about some decoupaged pretties!? Oval boxes, picture frames, journals, plates ~ even a stylish dress form!

These items are hand-made and imperfect which adds to their charm. Each one made with tender loving care ~ and some whimsy added in here and there.

All items pictured are available for purchase right now (except for the picture frame ~ it's spoken for). These are intended for decorative use mainly. The journals can be used however they are not intended for teens/children because of their delicate nature.

Because of the nature of decoupaging, there will be imperfections and slight warping on some items. But they are sure to light up someone's face when they receive a completely unique gift from you. Perfect for that shabby chic guest room, a bride to be, or just because! You can contact me (ishakeyourhandwarmly@gmail.com) for more photos/prices. New items will be added soon!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Vintage Lingerie New With Tags the Perfect Gift

Anyone that has experienced vintage lingerie will tell you ~ "they just don't make it like they used to." And that is SO true! The fabrics, styling, design, construction and even the laces are so superior to today's lingerie. Vintage is even nicer when it still has the original manufacturer hang tags~ what a perfect gift for someone you love. Here are a few of several vintage items new, never worn with tags available at
Vintage Pretties

Vintage Robe Caftan Hostess Lounger in Lilac S M ~

Vintage Nightgown Demure Sheer Peach M L

Vintage Full Slip Snip it Hem size 36 M L

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Buttons For Christmas Crafts

Are you looking for the finishing touch for your handmade cards, decorations and Christmas crafts? These gorgeous buttons may be just what you are looking for! They are all handmade and would make a lovely stocking filler for friends and family who enjoy creative pastimes.

These snowflake buttons have a cream glaze and come in a set of five for £4.95.

These cute reindeer buttons have a 'cookie cutter' shape, with black antlers and features. They cost £4.95 for a set of four buttons.
Last, but not least, are these adorable snowmen. They feature a red and green scarf, black hat, orange nose and black eyes and mouth. They cost £4.95 for three large buttons.

These and many other designs can be found in the New: Ceramic Buttons section at Love Buttons HQ.

Happy crafting, folks! :)

Adorable homemade children's aprons

Adorable homemade children's aprons now available at http://www.snowdropshop.com/subcat/aprons.  Makes a great gift for the little holiday chef in the house! 

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Lovely Buttons!

Morning all! Here are the latest finds from Love Buttons HQ:-

These gorgeous, vintage metal buttons are set with iridescent diamantes and would add a glamorous look to any outfit! They cost £6.00 for the set of three.

These cute, collectable buttons feature BBC tv's 'Bill and Ben The Flower Pot Men' and date to c.1950s. They cost $14.50 for eight buttons on Etsy.

These charming ceramic buttons feature animals and are made by 'Oiye'. They cost $14.55 for a set of six.

Happy crafting, chums!

Julia from Love Buttons HQ. Love Buttons on Etsy. Love Buttons on Folksy. Love Buttons on MISI.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Cosy knitted vests (underwear)

The weather is very cold here in the North of the UK so here is a selection of Vintage ladies vests from the 1940/50's to knit:-

Oh and we must not forget the men! sold

Vests - click here to purchase the patterns available

and here for more patterns

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Buttons Galore!

Hello folks! Here's the latest batch of goodies from Love Buttons HQ.

These gorgeous, sparkly pink buttons are just right for jazzing up your wardrobe for the Christmas party season! They cost £2.10 for 7 buttons.
Also available in brown £2.10 for 7 buttons.

This set of rubber buttons shows the diversity of colours and styles available from the Dainite brand. The buttons are (backmarked) soft rubber buttons, some still unused and attached to a scrap of sample card. They may be of interest to the button historian and collector. Dainite buttons were made by the Harboro Rubber Co (founded in 1894) and still in existence today in Market Harborough, UK. (Now producing rubber soles for shoes etc). The rubber buttons were made to pass safely through wringers/mangles in the days when laundry was done by hand.
There are nine loose buttons and eleven buttons still attached to a piece of their original sample card for sale at £5 for the set.

Finally, a set of smart metal buttons (gold tone, possibly brass), featuring a bull motif. They are quite weighty and substantial with attached loop shanks, backmarked "Made In England". The buttons came with a piece of card from "The London Badge & Button Company" (LBB), so may well be a product of that company. They cost £9 for 9 buttons.

Enjoy your Christmas shopping everyone, and don't forget to support the huge diversity of small businesses out there. You will get some unique items and generally much better customer service than with the large, impersonal conglomerates ;o)

Posted by Julia of Love Buttons HQ. Love Buttons on Etsy. Love Buttons on Folksy. Love Buttons on MISI.