New Year Wish

Friday, December 31, 2010

Buttons: A 1/2 year of flowers

I started making flower clips for my daughter this past July. I used some gerbera daisies I had around the house (like they had been stuck in a vase for a few years) and used buttons as the center to try a different look. I made a white one, yellow one, and pink one.

Sometime in the early fall I was having a serious case of the mommy blues. I spent all day chasing after two little ones along with some other serious health issues happening to my mom. I really needed an outlet or a hobby to take my mind off of things so I decided I would try and sell flower clips. Luckily I have the best support team at home (husband) and the greatest buyers (Jaymie, Jill, Mindy:) who bought up all sorts of flowers for their adorable girls (my nieces and cousin). They truly allowed me to be so creative and just come up with cute flowers.

Here are some of my other favorites from the past year:

Thank you to everyone! Each flower I make is my new favorite and I sometimes have to make two just so Lila has one also:) I'm excited for new opportunities in the new year and have lots of new ideas and creations! One idea that I am most excited about is Awareness flower pins. There are so many great causes and why not wear a flower pin to support it! Organ donation and March of Dimes are my favorites. What cause would you love a flower pin for??? Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Felt is oh so fun.

While looking at my daughter's intricate handmade stocking, I noticed cute little felt lollipops and thought, "That would be a cute clip." So I dug through my felt gifted from my grandmother and got right to work creating some new clippies.

I am kind of in love with this Christmas tree and jingle bell. My daughter is too. She loves to shake it and hear the jingle.

I made a little rose to go with some of her black holiday attire and think it turned out pretty cute.

Lastly I made a lime/red rose with a red rhinestone. My daughter thought it was food and kept trying to eat it.

Felt offers so many color choices so let me know what type of felt clip or pin you would like to see!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The winning flower

Here is the flower pin Mary Ann chose for winning the giveway.  It is a mini-red rose with a clear gem center embellishment.  It is such a cute addition to your holiday outfit or even pinned onto your winter coat.  Enjoy mom!

Monday, December 6, 2010

And the giveaway winner is...

Thanks to everyone who entered my holiday giveaway!!!  I have the list jotted down and there are 15 entries. It goes:
1 and 2 Jaymie
3 and 4 Mindy
5 and 6 Marti
7 Mary Ann
8 and 9 Amy
10 Becky
11 and 12 Katie
13 Dianna
14 Jill
15 Kimberly

I then went to and used a true random number generator and put in numbers 1-15.  The lucky winner of a free custom flower pin or flower clip was entry....

Number 7...Mary Ann!!!

Congratulations Mary Ann ( mom!) your red rose flower pin will be made just for you!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Giveaway!

In honor of the holiday season, I have decided to do a Button Blossoms giveaway!  This giveaway is for anyone who loves a flower accessory.  I have made flower clips of all sizes for sweet little girls and flower pins for fun adult women.  A flower clip/pin just makes people smile and be prepared to get lots of compliments!  The winner will win a custom made flower clip or flower pin!  This is perfect for the holiday season.  You could give it as a gift to a sweet little girl or get a pin for yourself to jazz up a holiday outfit.

To enter:

1. Become a follower of Button Blossoms (if not one yet...anyone can even if you don't have a blog!)

2. Leave a comment on what type of flower accessory you would love to have for the holiday season. (Please leave an email so I can contact you)

3. To get extra entries post a link to this giveway on your blog/facebook/twitter and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

4. The winner will be drawn on Monday, December 6 and announced the same day.

Here are a few examples of custom flowers I made this month.
Mini-green and white daisy with red gem center
Zebra flower pin and mini-brown and hot pink flower clip
Red velvet poinsettia with sparkle black button center
Leopard daisy with gem center and mini-brown/leopard daisy with gem center
Good Luck!!!