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Friday, January 27, 2012

Fun Friday: Sponsored giveaway - Incomparable Buttons

When I think about Valentines and Spring theme projects, I start thinking about special embellishments that can really make a sewn project stand out.  As such, I'm honored and excited to host a giveaway sponsored by Incomparable Buttons (aka ButtonMad).
Incomparable Buttons








'Incomparable Buttons is a South African company that produces handmade and painted, fully washable buttons.

The company was founded in the early eighties by Jennifer Pascall working around her kitchen table long into the night perfecting the formula for creating durable, fully washable buttons. It now operates from a separate premises, exporting beautiful buttons all over the world.

Jennifer's main goal these days (apart from creating gorgeous buttons for you to sigh over) is to uplift previously disadvantaged women in the community and provide much needed employment and skills. Truly this is a company with a conscience and a cause.
Some members of the ButtonMad Team have been working together from the very beginning. Nine of the eleven official South African languages are spoken by the ladies...one big family united by the common thread - being Mad about Buttons!
Each button is lovingly sculpted into creation and given its own unique personality by one of the team of Incomparable women employed by the company.
Each piece is a work of art - if you look closely, you may even be lucky enough to see the artist's fingerprint on the back.

Incomparable produces a wide variety of buttons - anything from birds and bees to teddy bears, flowers, farmyard, the big 5, teeny tiny hearts to two inch butterscotch fashion buttons. Their full catalogue is available on ButtonMad.com
When looking for a design you are simply spoiled for choice.

Incomparable buttons are perfect for use on all your quilts, needlework, stitch work, knitted jerseys...they're also ideal to add to store bought items - hats, jackets, mittens, sew them onto pockets and cuffs...or replace boring plastic buttons with one of their fun designs and transform a generic item into something truly special.

Fall in love with Incomparable's range of beautiful buttons...they sell and ship worldwide.

Buttonmad button
As their tagline reads: 'Why settle for plastic?' '

Time for a giveaway:
First, I want to thank Jennifer of Incomparable Buttons for offering this giveaway opportunity to followers of SewCalGal. 
This week, Incomparable is giving away 10 sets of buttons of cute hearts (L554) valued at $10 per set ($100 value of all prizes).  To clarify, ten different winners will receive a set of these cute buttons:
L554
This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world.  Deadline to enter is midnight PST, Thursday, February 2nd.  To enter to win a set of buttons, simply leave a comment on this post.  Jennifer will be selecting the winner and I'll announce here next Friday, February 3rd.
Want extra ways to win ?  Here are some options to get an extra entry.  Leave a comment for each entry you want to claim:
1) Become a follower of ButtonMad (www.buttonmad.com), an inspirational blog for Incomparable Buttons,  and leave a comment on their blog post about this giveaway, letting them know SewCalGal sent you.
2) "Like" ButtonMad on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall, underneath the photo of a shirt embellished with these cute hearts, letting them know SewCalGal sent you.


But, please be aware, that to win I need to have a way to contact you.  Default settings for google/blogger, as well as those with Typepad and other blogging tools, can show up as a "no reply blogger" comment where I can't contact them to let them know they won.  Please check my list of bloggers and non-bloggers that have posted comments and show up as a no reply blogger.  If in doubt, embed your email address in your comment.


www.buttonmad.com
www.facebook.com/ButtonMad
http://incomparablebuttons.blogspot.com
Bird Buttons




The winner of the Fun Friday Giveaway from last week, sponsored by Hoffman Fabrics is:
Richard Healy

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Lynn said...

Brilliant giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Pippa Parsons said...

ohhh lovely giveaway, love the birdy ones :) thanks for the chance

Pippa Parsons said...

I've sent her a message on her blog and am now following :)

Pippa Parsons said...

and I requested friendship on FB :)

2ne said...

Harts is one of my favorites :-)
Just love them.

2ne said...

Have become a new follower on button mad.
And posted a comment.

2ne said...

I have send a request on FB become a friend.

CarolynK said...

I'm making baby sweaters for charity this year. These buttons would be perfect on them!

Judy said...

I love the buttons! Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

thankyou for the opportunity to win these beautiful buttons!
karenmundt@bigpond.com

Sunnybec said...

Love Buttonmad buttons. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sunnybec said...

I follow Buttonmad.

Nana B said...

Wonderful give-a-way. Thanks

Christine M said...

Buttonmad have the most gorgeous buttons. Thanks for the chance.

Christine M said...

I've been following Buttonmad for a while now.

Janine said...

These buttons are fabulous!

sakehanska said...

hello. I am a follower of incomparable buttons' blog. I have not a blog , so I give you my e-mail. thank you. marta (sakehanska@virgilio.it)

sakehanska said...

I forgot: I would try to win one set of hearts. I have not a blog , so I give you my e-mail. thank you. marta (sakehanska@virgilio.it)

aline C. said...

je découvre ce blog par ButtonMad
merci pour cette belle initiative !

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

What sweet buttons! Thanks for a chance to win some!

Missy Shay said...

These buttons are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!
missysaprons@yahoo.com

Anne said...

What an inspirational story! Beautiful buttons too. I'd love some of these, thanks for having this giveaway.

Purl Buttons said...

I follow Button Mad's blog and love their buttons!

Marilee said...

What a nice product. Entering to Win.

Purl Buttons said...

With the new FaceBook TimeLine, I cannot figure out how to "Like" Button Mad, nor can I figure out how to comment on the hot pink tee-shirt with heart buttons, although 19 other people have done so. I will request to become friends and see if that solves the problem.

Purl Buttons said...

I would love to win some buttons but either way, I always enjoy your blog.

jmniffer said...

I enjoy adding button embellishments to wall hangings and the hearts are adorable. They would look great on any project. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

strandkorbtraum said...

Thanks for the chance!

Suzanne said...

I would love the buttons. I have a piece fabric that my son bought me in Africa and that I"m going to use for a blouse...what a perfect place to put such darling buttons.

Alicia said...

Love these buttons!

Alicia said...

I liked their FB page but can't comment until they friend me, I guess.

paulette said...

I would love to win these lovely handmade buttons..perfect on stitcheries and wool work!!Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Lynn McCandless said...

I love buttons of all kinds. I am always buying buttons in antique storea and any place I can find buttons of the past times. Heart buttons have a special place with me as my youngest son [now 43] was born on Valentine's Day. I have never won a contest and would sure love to win some of these buttons. My email is lynnintx[at] gmail.com. Just in case it is not connected to my goggle account.

Kristen said...

What beautiful buttons! I can't wait to check them all out!

♥೫ My lucky ೫♥ said...

Yessssssssssss!!! Ci sono anch'io!!!
My lucky.

Annette said...

Button , button, who wants some buttons.... and cute ones at that. I sure would love to win these. I am sure they would spark on a project in no time. Thanks ladies for having a give away. Good luck to all who enter
in stitches

♥೫ My lucky ೫♥ said...

Scusa, la mia mail è misbagi@yahoo.it.
Kiss.

Sally King said...

The buttons are so cute.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com
www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

Kristen said...

I like their FB page and I LOVE their buttons...I've got to send in an order. :)

Kristen said...

I am the newest follower of Incomparable Buttons.

B Greene said...

The buttons are so sweet - what a difference handmade makes!

Diane Wild said...

These button are great. And I follow both you and Button Mad.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

Im a follower of ButtonMad, boy those wee little bird buttons are just the cutest!

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I a new facebook follower of ButtonMad too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These heart buttons are adorable!! I love Button Mad :-) Such cute designs.

gill said...

Lovely buttons! especially the heart ones!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower of Button Mad.

rubyslipperz said...

This is awesome! I am going to do a blog post linking back to your blog and to their website. It's so important to support people who are working to help themselves. =)

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

free indeed said...

Nice timing for these lovely heart buttons. So sweet!

free indeed said...

I follow button mad

code7 said...

Love the buttons, would be awesome for my granddaughters!,,,

code7 said...
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Country Mouse said...
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Country Mouse said...

Posting again...my spelling was off! LOL
These are adorable!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
audrey

Needled Mom said...

Those buttons are so sweet.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower of ButtonMad and left a comment there.

Needled Mom said...

I've sent a friend request on FB too.

Kristin said...

I love the company's social responsibility in helping women by building a skill. I will be looking at these buttons when I need some for a special project.

Lisa Cox said...

Those buttons are so cute!!

Tina said...

I love her buttons, so many neat designs.

Larissa said...

I follow button mad.
larissaesq at gmail dot com

Larissa said...

I like button mad on FB & commented.

MC said...

What a great story behind this company, thanks for the chance to win.

Sequana said...

Oh, I love buttons and always need more. Buttons from this company would be extra special.

Teri said...

I love buttons....I have all my moms and mother-in-laws old buttons.....I knitted my granddaughter a "pink" sweater once and she wanted moose buttons on it.....well in California it is hard to find moose buttons, but I did.....she loved them. The sweater doesn't fit anymore, but she saved the moose buttons......

Colleen said...

Adorable buttons.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have bought those buttons at the Houston Quilt Festival and they are beautiful. I even made a quilt where I used many of their blue butterfly buttons in various sizes. I was proud of using those buttons because I knew the story behind them. Maybe I can get some more!
Annick
annick5424 at gmail.com

Mare said...

I love the website for those beautiful buttons at ButtonMad...thank you for the link.

Jeanne said...

These are such cute buttons. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanne said...

I am now a follower of Button Mad.

Lee said...

I love their buttons! thanks for the great giveaway!

Lee said...

i follow the buttonmad blog also! thanks again!

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING "BUTTON MAD"!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

SUCH NEAT BUTTONS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

HUGS FROM "BUTTON MAD" TO YOU ♥

Cathy said...

I LOVE using buttons to embellish my applique projects so would LOVE to will these!
cathyquiltsalot@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

TEST - I'm checking out whether you can "see"/use my email address for the button giveaway and beyond.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those buttons are sew cute. They would look great on my Valentine's mini quilts. Please enter me. Thanks!

suemac said...

Her buttons are cute. I especially like the birdie buttons. The hearts are also cute. Got to be a way to use them in a Valentine's Day project. I am a follower.

Diane said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the buttons! I tried the Facebook thing and got frustrated with the new Timeline as well.

Quilting "b" said...

I am a follower of both blogs. I love ButtonMad. Thank you for a great giveaway

Quilting "b" said...

These buttons are so cute. I would love to include them in some of my projects.

MaryBeth said...

thanks for the chance to win.

Chiska said...

I think hearts are my favorite shape! Thanks for the chance.

Chiska said...

I follow button mad.

Cornwoman said...

What a cute and fun giveaway! I would love to win a set of those cute little hearts to use in a project for a little girl that I know. Thanks for including me. I'm going to have to go take a look at that blog and ButtonMad now!

Laceflower said...

OH my gosh aren't they just adorable!

Anonymous said...

What great buttons! I'm already plotting projects! Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

Denise :) said...

As a button lover, I'm *so* happy to be introduced to them! Please count me in on the giveaway! :)

Lyn said...

These look like wonderful buttons with a great story behind them. Thanks for the link and info.

Richard Healey said...

I would love to win the buttons!

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Richard Healey said...

I am also now a folower on the button mad blog. I want to make a quilt for my wife who's maiden name is Button and want a wide selection of buttons to put on it.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Swedish Scrapper said...

The buttons are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Gini said...

The ideas for using those great buttons are endless. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jo Anne said...

Such cute buttons. Love the little birdies.

Janet said...

The buttons are wonderful! I'd be thrilled to win.

Janet said...

I am now following Button Mad and left a comment letting them know you sent me :)

Jean said...

I checked out their website...they have many beautiful buttons! Thanks for the info on the site!

WoolenSails said...

I love their buttons, really beautiful pieces to use on our projects.
I have a box of fun ones, but too cute for my tastes now, so guess I should donate them to a group that does crafts.

Debbie

Janet said...

I love buttons! Fun buttons are so cool to embelish with.

teachpany said...

I've heard of Button Mad. It's nice to know the background for the company. Thanks for the info!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Happy additions to any project!!

Carolyn

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful-would be so sweet on my granddaughters' fairy quilts! Thanks for a chance to win a set. Off to check out their website ..
Pat in sunny Oregon
babcia2008@ymail.com

Sallie said...

I would love to win these buttons! Thanks for the chance!

Suzanne said...

Test 2 to see if this works.

Suzanne said...

Trying again to enter the button giveaway..hopefully my computer skills are better this time

Clody said...

quanto vorrei vincere questi bottoni! poteri usarli per le mie creazioni!
lo spero :-)
clodycreazioni@libero.it
www.clodycreazioni.blogspot.com

josy26 said...

J'espère gagner ces beaux boutons que je découvre . Merci !

Diane H said...

Thanks so much for a chance. Button Mad buttons are great.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi great giveaway. I have some small flower buttons. The hearts are lovely, and their birdie buttons are real cute. :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I am already a follower of Button Mad blog. :)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The hearts are adorable! I have several cards of their buttons and just love them. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I have been a follower of ButtonMad for quite awhile :)

rosewendy said...

More button loveliness! Wonderful. Count me in too please.
wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

rosewendy said...

I'm a Button Mad follower.
wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

Meghan said...

What lovely buttons, thanks for the chance!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Who doesn't love hearts? The buttons are adorable.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I have been following Button Mad blog for about a year now. I just love the buttons, they make.

Mare said...

Love those buttons and so happy to know about this site.

Manu said...

I know the beautiful ButtonMad buttons!! I love them!!!
I cross my fingers!!! Thanks a lot!!!

Manu
manu@artecuore.it

andrea said...

ButtonMad buttons and the strong women the make them truly inspire me. When I see their cute buttons they inspire me to knit. I have the perfect little pink sweater OTN's that I am giving as a Valentine's Day gift. How I would love to add these buttons and send along the story of these most inspiring women and their darling product! I follow you both on your blogs and have followed ButtonMad on Facebook forever! Thank you for this awesome give away.
Andi W.
KnitAweigh- Ravelry

Shelley said...

Oh WOW! Those buttons they are making are beautiful! Thanks so much for putting us on to them. I would love to win a little package too!

JustPam said...

They have the cutest buttons. These would be adorable on an outfit for a dear little grand daughter!

Grazia said...

Adoro questi bottoni incrocio le dita e spero di vincerli !!!
Grazie

Grazia
www.magikemani.blogspot.com

Shirley in Canada said...

They are just the cutest!!! Thank for a chance to win them :)

Jo said...

What is NOT to love about buttons? They can make an outfit!

gloria. said...

y love buttonmad.glo

hueisei said...

Cute. Thx for the chance :)

hueisei said...

I follow them and left comment on their blog.

Beth said...

Thanks for the introduction to a wonderful group of women! And thanks for the giveaway, too.

Amy said...

Cute! Thanks for the chance.... LOVE buttons!

Mhairi said...

I love buttons. Ever since I was a little girl sorting through the Quality Streets tin of buttons that my grandmother had (and that I have inherited) I have loved buttons. I would love to add some of these to my collection.

Mhairi said...

I am a follower of buttonmad.
I love their products and their blog is wonderful too.

California Fiber artist and composer said...

These would be great to embellish a wearable

Peggy said...

What adorable buttons. Thanks for a chance to win. I am a new follower of Buttonmad and liked them on FB.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

June D said...

I like the back story of how they are helping those ladies by giving them jobs. The buttons are cute too. When I went to the site to follow the business I found a really cute dinosaur pattern that I want to try out! Thanks for pointing us to them SewCalGal! June

Deb said...

I'd love to win some buttons. Thanks!
debgiro at wildblue dot net

Sis-O said...

Wonderful ministry. Beautiful buttons! Thank you.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow Buttons blog

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow Buttons on FB

Rachel said...

You had me at buttons... I am a button FANATIC! and these are just beautiful!

LJ said...

Incomparible Buttons are wonderful! What a great way to wear art.

Margaret said...

thanks for the give away. These buttons are really cute.

Margaret said...

I follow their blog

Margaret said...

I liked them on FB

Veronica said...

Love the buttons. Thank you to Incomparable Buttons for a chance to win and their ministry.
veronica.davis1@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Such lovely buttons. Thanks for the chance to win a set.

roadie said...

How fun, how fun these buttons would be to add to my projects. So cute!
Leanne@gardeningetcetera.com

Claire Jain said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

crowefan0517 said...

Such a different giveaway. thanks for the chance to win.

-debby
crowefan0517@yahoo.com

cinziotta said...

Cute contest! I hope to win the mignon hearts not only for Valentine's Day, but also to decorate the clothes of my little girl!

jazzy said...

I would love to win these adorable buttons. I hopped over to ButtonMad and I am now a follower. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

LeAnne said...

Really cute buttons. Love the birds in their header.

Anonymous said...

These little buttons are pressing ones in my heart! grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

pixilatedtoo said...

Who wouldn't want these buttons! So beautiful! ~ Lynda

JoyceLM said...

Their buttons are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

liberal sprinkles said...

oh my the buttons are too cute! Thanks for the chance to win some

Joyce said...

I love cute, pretty, unusual, special, different, you-name-it, BUTTONS! Thanks for the chance to win!

CharlotteB said...

I have used these buttons on some of my quilts and love the way that they look.
Charlotte
charlottebetts@yahoo.com

Dorothy Matheson said...

Lovely buttons and I did not know about the web site. dorothymatheson@gmail.com

Rhonda G said...

Sew Fun buttons. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Rhonda G said...

I am following Button Mad.

tesuque said...

Thanks for the chance to win these buttons

Marilyn in San Antonio, TX said...

These buttons are to *sigh* for. I've used buttons some in my card making...I could sure use more.
strain.marilyn@yahoo.com

ca58able said...

Kudos to Jennifer for starting this program. I would love to win a set of these buttons.

Carol bobbygable@bellsouth.net

Marilyn in San Antonio, TX said...

I have *liked* ButtonMad on FB and sent them a message. Their buttons are extraordinary.
strain.marilyn@yahoo.com

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love Jennifer's buttons and when I start my "crazy quilt" I may very well become her best customer for several months during the purchasing of embellishments for the quilt. Thanks to Jennifer for her remarkable works and for providing some awesome buttons.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am a current follower of Jennifer's blog

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am a follower of Jennifer's facebook page and left her a "howdy and hello"

Rhonda G said...

I have joined Button Mad on facebook and left a comment. Thanks for sharing her link. I see several buttons I want to order this spring. : )

Kd Brown said...

Such cute buttons. I love Button Mad! Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

Kd Brown said...

I am a follower of Button Mad's blog and left them a comment with love.

Kd Brown said...

I am a "Like"r of Button Mad's Facebook page and left numerous comments mentioning SewCalGal and how much I like there buttons!

Marlene said...

I'm a Blog Follower

Laurel said...

Please pick me!! I'm currently working on a crazy quilt as a love note for my husband, reflecting our 25 years together and it features hearts. Your heart buttons would be a wonderful embellishment! Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

Marlene said...

I "like'd" Button Mad's, left a comment on FB

Eden said...

Oh my word, how cute are those buttons! I will have to look for a couple of buttonsI have been wanting to finish embellishing a project of mine that I can't find. Those birds would be PERFECT! Thanks for the giveaway!

Quilter99755 said...

These are adorable...thanks for sharing with us. This is just in time to add them...or something similar to a quilt for my new grandbaby due in April. On the quilt that will go on the wall...not the one to cuddle with.

Becky~ said...

Oh these are just sooo adorable.Please count me in,I have a tiny collection but none like these.Thanks!

Kathleen said...

I love those little bird buttons!

Genny said...

eccomi....sono arrivata in tempo....non voglio perderli.......sono stupendi....

Bev in TX said...

I need some buttons to use in a quilt that I am making. These look perfect for that project! Thanks for having this drawing,

Marta said...

Sono veramente belli. Mi piacerebbe averli. Chissà! Grazie.

Judith said...

I like the handmade buttons very much and would love to win some. Thanks for the
giveaway.

Judith said...

I became a follower on the Button Mad blog.

Rilene said...

Would love some cute buttons for a wall hanging I'm planning! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Love the buttons and the webpage. Those for promoting a great company! The zebra buttons are perfect for jammies for my nephews! Belinda (barnmace@msn.com)

Anonymous said...

Now a follower by email. Belinda (barnmace@msn.com)

Serenap95 said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks for this....love those buttons..

Patti said...

Adorable buttons, I would love to win a set.

Maria Wallin said...

What lovely buttons and it really seem like a great company! Thank you for the chance to win! =)

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I knew it was coming because of the post at incomparable buttons - these are so very pretty. alternate email mlwright29@hotmail.com

quilt happy said...

beautiful buttons love this give away

Jodi said...

Super cute buttons!

Thank you and Jennifer for your giveaway and chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

I've become a follower of ButtonMad. I also left some comment love on their blog.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

oksana said...

Hi!

Adorable set of buttons!!!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following your blog! (ksyshenka)

oksana said...

I became a follower of ButtonMad (ksyshenka), and leaved a comment on their blog post about this giveaway, letting them know that you sent me!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I Like ButtonMad on Facebook and leaved a comment on their wall, underneath the photo of a shirt embellished with these cute hearts, letting them know that you sent me!

(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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