fabric button swap

crafting,creative community | Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Buttons and more buttons because once you start you can’t stop and now we need to find others with the addiction so we can swap.

Anyone in? i’ve never organized a swap before and i admit that i hesitate to say “how hard can it be?” i guess i’ll find out. Some ground rules;

Each person will make for their swap partner a set of 5 co-ordinating or themed buttons. The sizes may vary amongst them. Also to be included is something handmade using another or others of your handmade buttons. Feel free to include some random extras but it is not necessary.

i’m thinking June 15th for the sign up deadline and June 30th for the mail out deadline. Maybe this will change…we’ll see how many people are interested.

For those of you unable to find button kits in your local shops you may order them from Reprodepot.

That’s it. i am a true blogger geek now.


  1. I really need to get one of those kits.

    Comment by Mama Urchin — May 29, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  2. Those buttons are adorable! They would look so cute on hair barettes.

    Comment by Anna — May 29, 2008 @ 11:17 am

  3. Oh, oh, oh, Mr. Kotter, I want to be in the swap.

    Comment by Heather — May 29, 2008 @ 11:55 am

  4. Great buttons!

    Comment by carolyn margaret — May 29, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

  5. I just came back from the craft store this morning with my new button kit:)
    Count me in the button fun please!

    Comment by Shannah — May 29, 2008 @ 1:04 pm

  6. I would love to be in the swap. Very good idea…and very fun 🙂

    Comment by Claudia — May 29, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

  7. great idea Ella, you should have lot’s of fun with the exchange. I don’t own a kit and am still waiting for my energy to return, otherwise I’d be into it.

    Comment by Kiki — May 29, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

  8. I’m in! I still haven’t made it to Dressew but maybe on Monday… can I pick up any for you still? I’ve been a blog geek for some time now.. have you ever been to swapbot?

    Comment by Shael — May 29, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

  9. I should have said that if Dj Heather is in, then I am in! I’m an old fan.. do you think it really is her?

    Comment by Shael — May 29, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

  10. I am in! Can they be button magnets, pushpins or other goodies or just buttons?

    thanks ella!

    Comment by andrea — May 29, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

  11. Hmm… never tried making buttons, but the samples you’ve showed are so darling and inspiring that I just have to sign up for the swap. Count me in — and thank you! It’ll be a fun new project for sure!

    Comment by CMN — May 29, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

  12. you know i want in! button kit has been purchased and waiting!

    and you aren’t a geek. you are leader:) and trouble maker.

    Comment by kate — May 29, 2008 @ 5:17 pm

  13. i wish i had the confidence to say yes to this. (but i don’t. though i’ll have to try it so that i can say yes next time.)

    Comment by emily — May 29, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

  14. Please, please., please include me! 🙂 Sounds like so much fun. Hugs!

    Comment by Jessica (Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping!) — May 29, 2008 @ 6:32 pm

  15. I’ve never made buttons, either, but I totally want to play! I’m in so long as I can get my hands on a kit!

    Comment by Kat — May 29, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

  16. Wonderful! I love making buttons and would love to be included.

    Comment by Amanda — May 29, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

  17. I would love to do this!

    Comment by geek+nerd — May 29, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

  18. oooh me too! is dressew the local place to go??

    Comment by jane — May 29, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

  19. If you’re happy for the other side of the world to be included, me too!

    Comment by Victoria — May 29, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

  20. Hi there, I tried to leave a comment before, but I don’t know if I was successful(???). I would love to join. Please count me in. Hugs.

    Comment by Jessica (Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping!) — May 29, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

  21. yep, me too. The only thing I’ve ever made with these buttons is hairclips…is that too boring. I’ll have to see what else I can come up with. Yay, my first swapsy!

    Comment by emma — May 30, 2008 @ 3:30 am

  22. i would love to be part of the swap!

    Comment by Katie Huggins — May 30, 2008 @ 5:37 am

  23. I would love to be involved in this swap. Any excuse to make more buttons!

    Comment by Sara D — May 30, 2008 @ 6:30 am

  24. Count me in…I have like 60 buttons to be covered and got some really cute prints to do it. Sooo excited! So 5 buttons at least, eh? must start workin’…

    Comment by Fabiola — May 30, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

  25. Hey Ella!

    I’ve just recently gotten back into crafting, and now that Jamie is working HIS LAST DAY OF WORK today, I’m sure I’ll have even more time in the future! So I would LOVE to try my hand at button making and join your swap. From reading your comments, I’m assuming the local place to get kits is Dressew?!

    Cheers, Erica

    Comment by Erica — May 30, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

  26. I have never done a swap before, but would be interested. I’ve only tried once, but would love to make buttons again. So, let me know if I am in the swap, and that it’s a go!

    Comment by Shimmy Shake — May 30, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

  27. Don’t fret about organizing a swap – they are easy! You’ll do great!
    I’ve planned a mama pad swap in the past, I’m about to start a craft swap on HC, and later this fall I’m planning a yarn for longies swap there as well 😀

    Comment by Mama Stone — May 31, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

  28. Hi Ella,

    Count me in.

    Where should I email my details. Are you setting up a gmail address?


    Comment by Belinda — June 1, 2008 @ 1:14 am

  29. Sounds fun! I’m on board.

    Comment by Tonya — June 2, 2008 @ 9:15 am

  30. I’d love to join! These are just so much dang fun….brilliant idea!

    Comment by Jen C. — June 2, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

  31. Me too. Love buttons.

    Comment by Katy — June 2, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

  32. I’d love to be in on the button swap, please.

    Comment by kelli — June 2, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  33. Oh! can i be in this swap even though i live in Portugal????

    Comment by Zelia — June 3, 2008 @ 1:15 am

  34. I am in! My sister and I fell in love with this fabulous little project a few weeks ago, needless to say everything in my house now has a coordinating covered button on it, and almost every day you can find a lovely fabric button in my hair as well, so I am in for sure! yay!
    Is this all I have to do to enter myself? just leave a comment, let me know!

    Comment by kate — June 4, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  35. I’ve always wanted to learn to make such adorable buttons. Are the kits expensive? If not, count me in.

    Comment by Julie @ Letter9 — June 5, 2008 @ 5:54 am

  36. please count me in, I just responded, but did not include blog address.

    Comment by Sherry — June 5, 2008 @ 6:06 pm

  37. Sign me up! I’ve already purchased my buttons and fabric! Oh, and I don’t have a blog yet. . .

    Comment by Pam — June 5, 2008 @ 7:40 pm

  38. If you are still taking participants, could I join in on the fun??

    Comment by Anna Y — June 5, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

  39. I tried to email you re: button swap, but my email keeps getting bounced back *boggle*
    But sure, I’m in. Now where in Vancouver can I get these button kits? 😛

    Comment by Mama Stone — June 6, 2008 @ 1:14 am

  40. I would love, love, love to be in your button swap. Am I squeaking in before the June 15th deadline? Thanks!

    Comment by EllieRichellie — June 6, 2008 @ 4:19 am

  41. Yes yes!! I’ve got myself a kit – so count me in! I’ve been wanting to use my fabric for some of these! Can’t wait!

    Comment by Pippijoe — June 6, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

  42. Oh, I’m so glad we came back from our trip in time! I’d love to be in this swap, Ella!

    Comment by Nicole — June 8, 2008 @ 6:07 am

  43. Hi!, I love making and using these button kits to make pretty buttons, and would love to particitpate in the swap! Please count me in!!

    Comment by Amelia — June 8, 2008 @ 10:21 am

  44. Now this is swap I can do this time of year when school is almost out and I’m finishing up the last two swaps I signed up for!! Sweet! And I don’t let distance stop me…I’d be happy to swap with those from far off places!

    Comment by Joanna — June 8, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

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  46. may i please join this swap?! what fun!

    Comment by Kimberly — June 9, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

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  48. I’m from Brazil, and i’d love to join this swap!!! what should i do??

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