Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vintage Button Swap: What I sent...

Incase you missed it, I held a Vintage Button Swap a month or so ago(I can't really remember), and my swap partner finally recieved her parcel, so now it is safe to share what I sent her, with you. I had soo much fun putting the button book together, and my partner and I emailed each other and decided to make it a package swap, with other goodies we thought each other would like. I am sooo excited to recieve mine, and will show you as soon as I do! Until then, here is what I sent the lovely Nadia. You can see her lovely blog post about my parcel here.

First, the vintage buttons I attatched into a very old, falling apart childrens book, written in the 1960's. Nadia loves startionary, so I thought she could cut the pages, and use the cute images!

I stitched a tea cup and made this button
Made some Cath Kidston buttons
Here is the rest of the parcel I sent her. All thrifted or handmade by me!
Love this 1950's tea tray
Nadia collects vintage hair slides
Rolls of handmade vintage me!
I wrapped everything in pretty vintage fabric, and typed (with my typewriter), on some wallpaper.
I was so happy with my parcel I made up, and it was a serious relief when I found out it arrived safely! Have you recieved your buttons yet? I'd love for you to share your blog post link or email me what you sent and recieved. I plan to share it in another post once everyone has gotten their buttons!
Ok, well the weather today in melbourne is sunny and mild..time to get outside!
See you soon.
P.S Im a little excited about some craft ive been making to hopefully sell, will show you soon. 


  1. Adorable! I especially love the vintage tape!

  2. Wow, such an adorable little parcel. I love the idea of putting the buttons in a book!
    Thanks for running the swap =)


  3. Wow, what an amazing parcel of wonderful treats! It's funny I've just been thinking lately that I'll make some vintage fabric tape because I saw some on a parcel I received. Anyways, what you sent is all so lovely... I'd be a little scared to do a swap with you in case I couldn't send lovely enough things!!

  4. Gosh I wish I'd found your blog earlier, as I would have loved to have taken part in the button swap. I have a large stash from when the op shops would sell a jam jar full for $2, now you'd only get about 10 buttons for that! Cute old book that you used, I recognise it as one I found a while back and used for making cards. You did a fantastic job with all the bits and bobs, how did you make the vintage tape? S:)

  5. Oh how lucky your button swap partner is. Love the idea of using the book pages to display all those beautiful buttons. x

  6. Oh my that is such a beautiful parcel you sent her, and so thoughtful too!

  7. how lovely. I have received my gorgeous buttons from my swap partner, just need to get my blogging mojo back on so I can share!!! x

  8. What a lovely, lovely swap! I also received my package from my swap partner and will be blogging about it shortly. Thanks for organizing the swap and I hope you have another one.

    Virna from Craftmates

  9. I am so sorry to have missed out on this ....looks like some lovely fun was had. xx

  10. WOW what a BEAUTIFUL swap !! love EVERYTHING and what a AWESOME idea of displaying buttons like that.
    boo that I missed this swap :( hehe.

    looking forward to your Vintage recipe swap { Vintage and Recipes pure bliss ♥ }

    hugs xo