Friday, 27 January 2012

Valentine's Apron & Heart Button Give Away


This was possibly my easiest sewing project to date - I should have started my sewing 'career' with this!


While in Cannes last year, mum (Jen) and I bought these vintage linen tea towels at the local market for E2 each!




I sewed a striking wide black and cream striped ribbon near the top edge.


This pretty cotton ribbon with hearts and a red trim an inch or two below the red printed line.


Added a row of various Incomparable heart buttons in red and terracotta.


And now have a lovely skirt apron so that I can cook up some dishes with love this Valentine's day!


I love the combination of vintage faded printed linen, cotton ribbons and buttons.


Complete with the initials of the original owner - I wonder who they were and if they would be impressed with the apron and cushion covers we made using them...?

L554

This week SewCal Gal is hosting a give away for us - 10 sets of our teeny pastel heart flowers pictured above will be given to 10 lucky winners:
to enter, leave a comment on SewCal Gal's blog post (and here because we love your comments!).
For additional entries:
1) Follow this blog.
2) Like ButtonMad on FaceBook and leave a comment on our wall, underneath this photo of the shirt embellished with our pastel hearts, let us know SewCal Gal sent you.





73 comments:

  1. je participe... je me suis inscrit à la news et partage sur FB
    I hope!!

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  2. I love your apron. I wouldn't want to wear it cooking as I wouldn't want to get it dirty!

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  3. I would try to win this set. I am a follower (with name sakehanska and no photo) but have not a blog , so I give you my e-mail. thank you. marta (sakehanska@virgilio.it)
    I've just left my comment on sewcalgal blog post.

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  4. merci pour cette initiative et pour la découverte de SewCal Gal'sblog

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  5. Your buttons are wonderful!! I am having difficulty figuring out how to like you on FaceBook, so perhaps I already do! I cannot figure out how to comment on the different posts via FaceBook TimeLine, but I will keep trying. Now, I go to try to follow your blog.

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  6. I found your blog through the giveaway at SewCalGal. Great buttons! I am a new follower and will be bookmarking your site for future button wants and needs.

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  7. following, Sewcalgal sent me!

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  8. Like you on Facebook, Following your Blog, Love your buttons!! SewCalGal sent me.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  9. Your buttons are to die for. Thanks for the giveaway and I'm already a follower. Oh yeah, SewCalGal sent me.

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  10. Commento lasciato su SewCalGal.
    Incrocio le dita!
    My lucky.

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  11. I'm your newest follower and I LOVE your buttons! I was sent from SewCalGal.

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  12. What a pretty apron!
    I'm a follower and I've come from SewCalGal

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  13. I was sent over from SewCalGal, but I am a long time follower :-)

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  14. SewCalGal sent me over and I am so happy she did! New follower here! Those buttons are BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  15. These are so cute!!! Love that apron! Thanks for the chance to win!
    audrey

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  16. I'm here from SoCalGal. The apron idea is so cute and the buttons are adorable.

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  17. I'm a follower of your blog.
    Just love the buttons, so cute!

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  18. SoCalGal sent me over, and I'm now a follower - both here and on my Reader.

    What a wonderful company you have.

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  19. ALREADY FOLLOW YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  20. I just started following you, thanks to SewCalGal! Thanks for the giveaway, the buttons are adorable!

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  21. I love your buttons and I am a follower

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  22. Sending love from SewCalGal. I am a follower of her site

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  23. I love your buttons and am stopping by from SewCalGal

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  24. SewCalGal sent me over to look at your beautiful buttons and I am now officially a follower of your blog. I love your buttons!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I love these buttons. And SewCalGal Sent me. My wife's maiden name is Button and I have been thinking how much fun it would be to make her a lap quilt with a ton of buttons on it. Would like to start my button collection for it.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  26. Sew Calgal turned me on to your site and I'm glad she did! I love your hens, owls, and those that are partly glazed and partly bare.

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  27. SewCalGal sent me over to see you and I have become a new follower. LOVE the buttons.

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  28. Popped in from SewCalGal's blog!
    I follow you through your email :)
    Your buttons are the best, I love em ;)

    Carolyn

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  29. I already follow you. Great apron project!

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  30. SewCalGal sent me over but I've been a follower of ButtonMad for quite awhile now. The heart buttons are adorable.

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  31. I have been one of your followers for some time. Also SewCalGals.
    Great giveaway- thanks. Sandy.

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  32. Hearts with hearts. A lovely apron. I've been to visit SewCal Gal- she loooves your buttons!
    wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

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  33. I am following your blog.
    wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

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  34. What an adorable apron! Love it! :) Caren
    (following from Ohio, USA)

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  35. I love your heart buttons!!! Are so sweet!!! SewCalGal sent me! =^__^=
    Manu.. following from Italy
    manu@artecuore.it

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  36. eccomi sono diventata follower di SewCalGal e anche qui!!!
    Adoro i vostri bottoni incrocio le dita

    ciao
    Grazia

    www.magikemani.blogspot.com

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  37. oltre che di sewcalgal mi sono aggiunta anche a questi follower.adoro questi bottoni.glo

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  38. SewGalGal sent me here. I'm already your follower!

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  39. New follower here. Thanks for a chance to win.
    I found you at SewGalCal.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  40. I clicked to follow your blog - and also clicked around and found the cute dinosaur pattern for felt. Going to make one now! Would be lovely to win the buttons - but in any case glad SewCalGal pointed us to your business.

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  41. I am a follower and love the heart buttons. SewCalGal sent me over; thanks SewCalGal and ButtonMad.

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  42. SewCalGal sent me. Thanks for the beautiful button giveaway.

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  43. Love your blog. SewCalGal sent me. Would love to win some buttons.
    Veronica.davis1@gmail.com

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  44. This is the comment I left on the blog SewCalGal:"Cute contest! I hope to win the mignon hearts not only for Valentine's Day, but also to decorate the clothes of my little girl!" Thank you, Buttonmad!!!

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  45. SewCalGal sent me over. I would love to win these adorable buttons.Thank you for the giveaway.

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  46. SewCalGal sent me. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful buttons.

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  47. I did not know about your web site. So I am glad that SewCalGal sent me over here to see your lovely buttons and possibly win some. dorothymatheson@gmail.com

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  48. Love this blog so I have joined up to follow. I found it via Sew Cal Gal.

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  49. Jennifer, I love your buttons and your blog.. Thanks for your generosity in giving away buttons and helping out others. You are amazing, I will never be able to say that enough to you. I am stopping in from SewCalGals blog.

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  50. I love buttons and yours are adorable! SewCalGal sent me from her blog post.

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  51. Oh my another page of gorgeous things,lol.Please count me in for these lovlies.SewCalgal sent me here from her post today.Thanks!

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  52. I found your fantastic site and blog through SewCalGal. I would love to find a way to purchase your adorable buttons thru your site because I've found buttons that would be cherised by my close relatives and friends, representing things they adore and collect!

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  53. Con Voi sono seguace da tempo ed ho avuto due possibilità di vincere.....adesso seguo anche SewCalGal....Bottoni stupendi e non c'è due senza tre.....io ci credo...a presto

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  54. Io vi seguo da un pò di tempo. Mi sono già iscritta su SewCalGal. Grazie a voi!

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  55. I found you through SewCalGal's blog. Would love to win some of your cute buttons!

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  56. Oh my! SewCalGal.com was right. Your buttons are wonderful! I especially loved the birds. And naturally with Valentines on the horizon you have enough heart buttons to satisfy Cupid!
    Did I see turtles? Excuse me, I've got to go look at your animal buttons. Love zebras.....
    franquilts@yahoo.com

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  57. Last week you announced the SewCalGal giveaway and am stopping by (via her blog) to say Thank You! I already follow your blog.

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  58. Stopping by from SewCalGal. Thank you so much for sponsoring the giveaway. Super Cute Buttons!Love your apron as well. Great project. I've also become a follower.

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  59. Greetings from SewCalGal!!! Thank you so much for sweet lovely giveaway!

    You devoted GFC follower (ksyshenka)

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I'm already a follower but SewCalGal sent me over to register for your give away. Thanks so much, I just love your buttons..

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  61. Adoro i vostri bottoni....partecipo condivido e...spero di vincere:)

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  62. sew cal girl sent me, but we're already friends! Thank you for your delightful buttons.

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  63. What a lovely linen apron! adorable! thanks for the great giveaway of heart buttons!

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  64. I just love the teatowel apron - a brilliant combination of colour and pattern.

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  65. As always, beautiful buttons that inspire many projects!

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