Here are my upcoming crafty book events for Button It Up!

Sunday, December 13th:
Button Hairclip demo + book signing at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Sale!
1-2:30 pm in the demo area, all supplies provided! Come say hi and make yourself something pretty to take home.

Crafty Wonderland!

Past events – thanks to everyone who came out!!

Sunday, September 20 at the Hollywood Library in Portland – I was part of a free Crafty Writers event with Alicia Paulson and Diane Gilleland.

May 30 + 31: Bay Area Maker Faire

Button It Up at Maker Faire!

Buttoning It Up: Make Button Hairclips with Diane Gilleland
Sunday, May 31 at 4 pm — all the details are here!

August 1: Urban Craft Uprising in Seattle

The very first one is at Powell’s Books on Friday, March 20, at 7:30, all the way upstairs in the lovely Pearl Room. I’ll do a reading, sign books, and offer up some favorite bits and pieces from my own button collection to do a craft project with, too: button hairclips! Some of my Portland contributors will be there too, along with lots and lots of the 80 book projects. The Bead Simple event I did there last year was fantastic and I’m really looking forward to this one too, thank you to Powell’s for having me again.

Powell’s Books, 1005 W. Burnside St. in downtown Portland, 503-228-4651

Button Crafts at Powell's + Bolt!

I’ll also be doing a crafty event with my local contributors at Bolt Fabric Boutique the following weekend. Stop by the shop on the afternoon of Saturday, March 28 at 4:00 and do a craft project with me: button magnets + pushpins! Anyone who buys a copy of the book from Bolt will get a vintage button grab bag as a thank-you, and we’ll also be giving away a fantastic prize package during the event — fabric, gift certificates, buttons, and other crafty surprises. I’ll post some pictures when we put everything together!

Bolt Fabric Boutique, 2136 NE Alberta St in Portland, 503-287-BOLT

I’ll also be part of the Handmade Nation film premiere in Portland on April 3 + 4, which should be a lot of fun. You can buy tickets and get more information on the events here.


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  3. i look forward to the los angeles date. this weekend i found a bin of buttons at an antique store and i went to town, knowing there was so many things to do with them.

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  6. I was just in bolt today.. I missed it wow your book looks great i toook a post card and gave it to my hubby as a “idea” for my birthday ;-)

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