button hairclip extravaganza!

March 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Posted in book events, buttons!, chatty | 3 Comments

Thanks so much to everyone who came to Powell’s Friday night! It was so much fun to see all the cool clips people made (not to mention getting to hear about the fantastical poker-chip buttons Ryan is planning for his upcoming trip to Vegas).

I read from the book and chatted about a few of my go-to shops and sources, and people shared some of their favorites too…

me chatting about buttons

I also brought some of the projects from the book, and it was so nice to see them all out on the table together!

button it up projects

Then everyone got down to business: button hairclip-making. There were some really gorgeous ones in the mix, I loved seeing what people made!

button hairclips

button crafting table

button crafting at Powell's!

Button Hair Clips

A special thank-you to my awesome friends Caitlin, Sarah, and Diane, who helped me with every bit of the night, from setting things up to snapping pictures of it all. You can also check out some very nice posts from Diane and Sarah about the evening if you like! Last night was a bit of a blur to me (I have a sick little baby here at home, and it’s been a long week) so it was really nice to hear about it today from a not-me perspective, to tell you the truth.

And of course a huge thanks to Powell’s for hosting our Button It Up craft night! In case you couldn’t make it by and would like to pick up a signed book, they have them ready to go.


me signing a book

Thanks to Lee, Caitlin, and Sarah for sharing their photos with me — the first four are Lee’s, the fifth one is Caitlin’s, and the last three are Sarah’s.

Hope to see you at Bolt!


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  1. Thanks for letting us take part in your awesome event, Susan! I’ve been wearing a button hairpin in my hair ever since! Can’t wait for the shindig at Bolt!

  2. hi Susan, I azzah from Malaysia…love your buttons….and all your craft works…
    Would like to try some of the projects..
    actually my friends and i just started our button’s shop e-biz few months ago for our local customer here…I’ve been to a lot of buttons shop here but we don’t have quite a good selection of really nice buttons for crafts… I love all the buttons that I saw in the internet, but most of the shops are in USA, UK or Australia.
    Where can I get like good bargains for bags of buttons? do you have any suggestions?


  3. You were delightful! Thanks for the talk and the button hairclips :)

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