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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prematurity Awareness Month

 Every November is March of Dimes, Prematurity Awareness Month.  March of Dimes and preemie babies are a cause near and dear to my heart.  In 2006 I was pregnant with my first child, a little boy, and he was due April 10th.  I was having the perfect pregnancy.  No complaints!  My doctor always told me how easy it was when I was in for my visit b/c my blood pressure was perfect, weight gain was right on track, belly measured perfectly, heartbeat was spot on each time.  Then on Sunday, January 29th, everything changed.  I went into pre-term labor and delivered my little boy, Brendan Paul, on Monday January 30th, 2006 at 30 weeks.  He was pink and screaming and itty-bitty.
Brendan in NICU: One week old

They do not know why I went into pre-term labor and went on to deliver him 10 weeks early.  There are so many unknowns and that is why we love March of Dimes and all the work and research they do to promote awareness for all these tiny miracles.  My son is now a healthy soon-to-be 5 year old and keeps us on our toes!
Our healthy miracle!

If you would like to help I will be donating a portion of all my November sales to the March of Dimes.  Check out their website,March of Dimes to learn more about prematurity awareness.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas card outtakes

I'm in love with the card my husband and I picked out from Shutterfly!  I'm keeping the actual card a secret so our friends and family are surprised:)  Here are some of the pictures from our photo shoot to get the perfect card picture.  I totally took advantage of the 60 degree November temperature which is unheard of in our state. 

I turned one of the flowers on her dress into a flower clip! 

She loves her big brother!

Friday, November 12, 2010

What is the theme this year???

Our family loves a get together with a theme.  Every year for Christmas our adult gift exchange has a different theme varying from Toys, Red, White, and Blue, First letter of your name, and our latest, Year you were born.  We have such a good time opening and exclaiming what we got and it is fun to see how creative we all can be.  Well Thanksgiving this year is getting a theme, Animal Print Thanksgiving, and I immediately had to see if I could find animal print flowers to make for all the girls!  I hit the jackpot and found the cutest snow leopard and zebra flowers.  My sister, cousin, and aunt all gave me their orders and I got busy working.  Look at how cute these turned out! 

Snow leopard flower clip, hand sewn with large gem center on brown crocheted headband
Zebra flower clip, hand sewn with large gem center on white crocheted headband
My adorable nieces modeling their flowers and my silly son.

Snow leopard flower pin.  Great addition to any sweater or jacket!
Zebra flower pin.  What a fun way to accessorize your outfit.

I cannot wait for Thanksgiving to get a big group shot of all of us girls sporting our animal print accessories!  Pictures to follow:)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Cards from Shutterfly

It is November!  Can you believe it???  Now is the time to start thinking about your holiday cards and I always love to browse the newest designs that has each year.  I'm so excited to dress Brendan and Lila up in their Christmas outfits and, of course Lila will be wearing a custom flower clip, and take the perfect picture of them for our holiday cards.  I also get so excited when I open up a Christmas card and see our family and friends pictures. has so many new designs this year it will be so hard to choose my favorite.  Here are some of my top choices:

Pretty Poinsettia Print

 Retro Kaleidoscope

Ornament Bubbles

Lovingly Wrapped American Lung AssociationLovingly Wrapped American Lung Association
I absolutely love the cards where 10% is donated to different organizations.  What a simple and easy way to help out!

Another idea I love for the holidays at is their wall calendars.  It is so easy to pick your favorite photos from the year and insert them into Shutterfly's templates and either gift it to the grandparents or keep it for yourself.

So many choices!  Go ahead and take a look.  Which card/product is your favorite?

P.S.  Bloggers get a special deal.  Check this out and see how you can get 50 free cards for the holiday season! Click here!!!

Custom orders

I love working on custom orders.  It is a great way to be creative and to design a flower for a specific occasion or holiday.  Recently I have created flower clips for a baptism, school homecoming parade, sports team inspired, Christmas, and everyday wear.  Check out some of my custom orders.

Detroit Red Wings inspired flower clip. Four-layer hand sewn with large black button center.

Detroit Lions inspired flower clip.  Three layer mini-white rose hand sewn with black button and blue gem accent.

New Haven  homecoming flower clips.  Mini white daisy hand sewn with dark green button center.
Michigan State inspired flower clip.  Mini white and green daisy hand sewn with green button center.
Baptism flower. Large 4 layer white daisy hand sewn with clear gem center.
Red poinsettia with jingle bell center, mini-pink rose with button center and white headband.

Lila modeling the "jingle bell" flower clip.
Custom everyday order: 2 mini-pink roses hand sewn with button center and 4 elastic headbands

Custom Christmas order: 2 mini-ivory flowers hand sewn with gold sparkle button center

Everyday custom order: one mini-red rose hand sewn with white sparkle button and clear gem center, one MSU flower, one mini-white rose with sparkle button center and two elastic headbands
Some of my upcoming custom orders include animal print flower clips, animal print flower pin, and everyday Christmas flowers.  Stay tuned and let me know what your custom flower clip order would be.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Welcome to my Button Blossoms blog!  Button Blossoms are handcrafted flower clips for girls of all ages.  My daughter, Lila, is my inspiration because I love to accessorize her with all different types of flowers and headbands. Recently, I have begun making a lot of custom orders for friends and family and I have so much fun crafting new designs for so many sweet little and big girls.  My flower clips range in prices from $2.00-$5.00 and my headbands are .50-$1.00.  Check out more of my creations on Facebook, keyword search, Button Blossoms and check back soon for more pictures!