Monday, December 29, 2008

Shit Button hits Etsy Treasury

Thanks to Hilda's Elements for featuring my Shit button in her treasury today.

Now that is a button that used to sell long time ago, but not as well as it sells on Etsy. Makes no sense to me that it sells as well it does. For one thing the photograph is very poor. I have considered retaking the photo, but on the other hand, since it sells so well as it is, I decided not to change it. Don't mess with a good thing.

Maybe the sh**ty photo adds to it.

You can now find the Shit Button in 2 sizes at Portable Graffiti on Zibbet.

Funny Treasury called Random Ralph

Fishstikks created a funny treasury called Random Ralph.

My vintage Honeymooners button with a photo of Ralph and Alice Kramden appeared in the treasury.

Another funny thing is that I just "randomly" discovered it. Sometimes Etsy members send a convo to let you know when your item has been picked to be used in a treasury. Sometimes they don't. I am glad I randomly happened upon this one.

If you like old TV shows, old movie stars, you can find more vintage buttons in my Etsy shop.

Or perhaps you like old cartoons or comics.

Rock and roll, both vintage and new.

If you ever get just plain bored and need some funny reading material visit my section of sayings. We used to joke about people who stayed a long time in our craft booth reading the buttons. My mother would sometimes tell them it wasn't a library. She could get away with saying things like that and they'd they start buying instead of just reading.

Custom Orders are catching on

I make custom made personalized buttons. However, with over 1,500 buttons in the shop that are already made and ready to be chosen, I think some people don't see the custom made choices.

Last night I got an order for 3 custom made buttons and had fun making them. Since I am just learning to use Photoshop, it takes me so much time to make one button, that I figure I earn about a nickel an hour.

The hand drawn, and hand lettered custom orders, as in the "Baby Button" are easier and faster for me to do.

I made these buttons for a customer, took photos of them, sent the photos to the customer to "proof" them before they bought them.

The customer was happy, I was happy, it was a fun experience.

More of the custom made buttons I can make for you are in this section of my shop.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dear Santa Button

I've been making this "Dear Santa" button for many years. It's a custom made button you can advertise what you hope to get for Christmas for weeks or months before the holidays. You could wear it all year long for better results. I can include a FREE magnet so you can post your message button on the fridge.

Customers have had me make many different saying over the years:

Dear Santa, I want everything.

Dear Santa, Please Bring Gifts from LL Bean.

Dear Santa, All I want is Peace on Earth.

This year's sample saying was: Dear Santa, Please Bring Gifts from Etsy this year.

Thank you to Merkaba Jewelry for including my Dear Santa button in her Etsy Treasury called: Random Maybe

To see the many other choices of custom made buttons I can make for you, check out this section of my Etsy Store.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ready for the Seasonal Holidays

SIX cool retro Christmas Buttons made from vintage Christmas Cards. Set of 6 for $6.00

Even Buddha is ready for the Holidays. A set of two cool buttons for just $3.00, photography by a friend of mine.

I created this hand drawn, hand lettered button for Kwanzaa. Will be a standard button in my shop for $1.50.

I made a Winter Solstice Blessings button. This, too, will be a standard $1.50 button available all year.

Visit my etsy shop to see more holiday buttons.

Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Portable Graffiti Buttons Selling on

Back in the late 70s I started Portable Graffiti, making buttons to sell at arts and crafts shows and fairs, large and small from the Cornhill Festival to the New York State Fair, from Bangor, Maine down to Key West, Florida, and as far east as Boston, and west as far as San Francisco. Now I make them at home and used to sell them on Etsy.

You can now find these buttons at my big shop on Zibbet.

I have collectible rock and roll buttons from the 70s and 80s.
Some newer band.
Nostalgia such as old TV shows and cartoons and comic book characters.

I make custom made buttons, any message you want on a button.

I also have some old advertising and collectible buttons.

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