• Buying Handmade,  Supplies for Handmade Items

    These buttons push my button

    I’ve been tied up this month with technology updates, upgrades and debugging, but also with working on items for my shops in preparation for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Was it only 12 months ago that I was thinking about this? Between making covers for mini brag books and felted needle books, I’m not sure what has kept me busier. My handmade books and felted projects both involve the use of buttons, whose addition—no matter how small—changes the overall impression. Where the paper-based books tend to use commercial plastic or metal buttons, the felted needle books use handmade clay buttons. The items below have already been sold. I keep a…