Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Coming soon...

Well, yesterday I worked most of the day on uploading pics and descriptions to the website. Promo material has started to go out and I reckoned it might be a good idea if people had something to look at.

It is tedious and really not my favourite part, but around a third of the commercial button listings are done now. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

I'll carry on with more today but I need to make a decision. Do I include other haberdashery items - beads, bias binding etc and slowly move everything over to this one site thus making my business more focussed, or do I keep the site focussed on buttons and buttons alone and sell the other things through other sites?


Monday, 23 March 2009

All about the buttons

It started small. A couple of unusual and pretty ones filched from Mom's button box. The it grew - I needed buttons for my handmade purses and knit wear. Then I found myself buying in bulk at wholesalers. Then lots of vintage buttons from ebay, which I sorted then sold off the spares.

Then an offer. 60 000 stock clearance. 60 000 became 70 000 when the lads got fed up with counting. Another offer: another 50 000.

And then ideas came. Handmade buttons. Handmade by other makers in techniques I don't have time or inclination to master.

And so was born.

Boutonnerie def: "the making and selling of buttons"

That'd be me then!