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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Welcome to Crochetville’s fourth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2016. Join us as we take a virtual tour on our passenger steam train, The Crochet Express, visiting crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, and offer some fun giveaways.
Today’s Posts: Shelby Allaho | Abbey Swanson | Julie Blagojevich | String Theory Yarn Company | The Buffalo Wool Company| Daily Giveaway
Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)
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March 2 Daily Giveaway
Special thanks to Julie Mitchell of Paradox Art Glass for sponsoring the March 2 Daily Giveaway on The Crochet Express. One lucky winner will receive the two sets of buttons shown above.
In case you don’t win the giveaway, Julie’s also offering a special discount code for 15% off your entire order, good through March 31, at her Paradox Art Glass Etsy shop. Just enter code Cville16.
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions.
Buttons begin as plain brass sheet, onto which I place my design and then acid etched. The metal sheet is then cleaned, cut, hole punched, colored, sanded and sealed completely by hand in my private studio.
Buttons are finished with a *WATERPROOF* SEALANT (NOT ACRYLIC LACQUER) that is specifically designed for metal jewelry and accessories. AGAIN, THERE IS NO NEED TO REMOVE THESE BUTTONS PRIOR TO WASHING YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARMENTS!
Unlike other buttons that are sealed with an acrylic lacquer, my metal buttons may be washed in cold, warm or hot water with a mild detergent. Garments may even be soaked for a short period of time while washing.
These buttons are guaranteed to beautifully compliment and complete your gorgeous, handmade garments and works of art!
Enter the Giveaway:
We regret that due to the cost of international shipping, this prize can only be shipped to a US address.
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42 thoughts on “NatCroMo 2016, March 2: Daily Giveaway”
i would use these buttons on a beautiful cowl
Beautiful craftsmanship! I would use the buttons for…(don’t have to choose just one thing? Lol)… A new cowl design.
Those buttons are lovely and would be a wonderful accent on a scarf, hat, or sweater.
These buttons are simply gorgeous and are calling out to be placed on a very special crochet item that will due them justice
The buttons are lovely. I’m not sure how I would use them. Maybe on a hat and cowl set. Thanks for this great opportunity to win.
I haven’t ventured into crochet jewelry, but your buttons would be the perfect start. I love your shawl pins, too1
I crochet almost as much as I read, which is a lot. It’s a way to escape for me that keeps my mind active.
I think these buttons would be great on a shawl or cowl. They are beautiful!!
I would use these buttons when I make shawlettes, and shaws. These are such statement pieces! I have fallen in love with wood buttons recently. I cant even imagine these! They have to feel amazing.
I will use these buttons on a cowl or scarf.
These buttons are gorgeous! I would use them on hats, purses, and headbands. I might even use them on a shawl as a broach.
I would use these beautiful button ( If I won them) to decorate a crocheted purse with
Buttons add beautiful finishing touches !
I think they would be perfect on a sweater I am in the process of making.
While I’m not completely sure how I’d use them, I can see them on a nice teal or cobalt sweater or shawl (the large one in the smaller set might well become a matching hairband as I do that with buttons sometimes).
These buttons are so striking beautiful that I think they could be incorporated into a crocheted necklace along with some coordinating beads.
These buttons would be perfect for the cardi-shawl I am making!
I just started getting into making garments, these would be fabulous to use!
Such beautiful craftsmanship. These deserve a special cowl, or hat or perhaps a special shawl.
I would use these buttons in a crocheted jewelry project, like a bracelet. I love the script and color.
Those buttons would look great on a sweater or little crocheted pouch!
I think it’s great that they’re waterproof! I think they need to be used in a project that shows how lovely they are – something that really shows them off.
I would either use them on scarves or shawls
The buttons are beautiful! For now I would just add them to my collection until I found the perfect project to use them on. ie… Feed the stash. lol
In a nice crochet xoat.
The buttons will be great accent to a shawl ot any garment.
I would use these buttons to add a bit of awesome flair to a couple of cowls.
i would use the buttons on a cowl
I rarely go gaga for buttons, but these are gorgeous!
Ooo, pretty buttons. 🙂
Gorgeous buttons!! I’d use them on a crochet purse, bag or tote. I also love making bracelets and would definitely incorporate these beauties.
these buttons would look nice adorning a pretty hat
I would use those buttons for my very first crochet sweater!
Thank you all for the compliments! I hope the winner truly enjoys the buttons. If anyone has suggestions for future buttons (styles, shapes, etc.), I would love to hear them. I am also working on several series of glass buttons. Enjoy the tour!
These buttons are so gorgeous! I really need to check out her site.
These would be beautiful as crochet drop earrings!
They are different and I love them. I think they would look lovely on a cardigan or to hold a shawl shut. I may just look at them for awhile. Thanks for sharing. Fingers crossed.
I would use these buttons on cowl, I think. So beautiful!!!
I would use the buttons either on a shawl, neck warmer, or on fingerless gloves.
I make a lot of crochet bags and these buttons would make beautiful closures for them. 😀
I think these buttons would look LOVELY on a cream colored cowl!