Friday, October 16, 2009

*** Button Swap ***

Fall 170 The movement towards repurposing, reusing, thrifting, etc. has brought the crafting world a whole new avenue of supplies. Vintage lovelies are popping up all over in beautifully handcrafted items. Repurposed items offer a uniqueness and charm that no big box can touch. Fabric, ribbon, trims…so many favorite supplies. But the cherry on top of it all…buttons. There is no end to the delight of sifting, sorting, organizing, and using these little jewels…for little and big hands alike! Fall 175

So….A Handmade Childhood is proud to announce…a

Button Swap!!!

It’s a pretty basic swap…nothing like the amazing Vintage Swap!!

I thought it would be a lot of fun…very cheap…and very easy to send a handful of buttons on to a new friend and receive a handful of new treasures in return! I’m sure you have all worked on projects whose design and materials were largely chosen based on a button or two!

*This project was inspired by a jar of delicious “new” buttons!*

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::So here’s the nitty gritty:

Button Swap sign-ups begin now! and will continue until Nov. 1st.

In order to sign-up send an email to me (Hannah) at

Please include in your email:


Mailing Address


Blog…if you have one!

Whether or not you are willing to ship internationally!

Once the sign-ups are complete you will receive an email including your Button Swap partner’s information, and a short questionnaire to help you know if your partner is looking for a certain type of button bliss!!!


A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 buttons are to be swapped

Every button must be clean and in good repair.

You need to have communicated with your partner by Nov. 6th.

All packages must be sent off by Nov. 15th.

Keep in mind…we’re swapping fabulous, funky, wonderful buttons, all sizes all colors!…not so much white dress shirt buttons!!! (unless of course there is a request from your partner!!!)

I will include a list of the blogs included in the Button Swap here. If you would like to include pictures of the buttons you send or receive here or on your blog that would be fantastic! Fall 179


See…simple and easy…a little bit of extra vintage, repurposing, crafting fun before the Holiday season gets in full swing! Can’t wait!!