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Let’s Go Button Crazy Give-Away

I was introduced to this fabulous company earlier this week: Incomparable Buttons. They are sharing a bit of their history and photos with us and giving away 20 cards of hand-painted buttons to 10 lucky winners (retail value $200). See below on how to enter.

Incomparable Buttons

Incomparable Buttons’ main aim is to create employment for women in South Africa. Our second goal is to create fabulous buttons! We employ a wonderful group of women, our ‘Sunshine Team’, who have been working with us for many years and many of whom are the sole providers for their large families. They speak nine different languages but when we come together to make buttons we speak … button language!!

Each button has to be individually handmade and dried in the African sun before the first firing. After the first firing they are all hand painted and then fired to an extremely high temperature. This and the stone mix is what makes our buttons so durable. Every button is unique. Each one is a tiny work of art created with love and care. If you look closely you may even be able to see the artist’s fingerprint on the back.

Incomparable Buttons are completely washable. They are perfect for replacing generic plastic buttons or used on quilts, needlework and cross stitch. When so many hours of care and effort have been painstakingly put into a quilt or a hand knitted item, only the best handmade buttons will do.

They can be used purely for embellishment and will transform a plain item of clothing, hat or bag into a special piece. The best part is that once the item of clothing is tired and ready for recycling, our buttons are ready to be used again. The possibilities are endless.

Our full catalogue, which includes quilting buttons!! can be viewed online at www.buttonmad.com. We have a blog too, drop by to see the latest creations by our button artists: Incomparable Buttons’ Blog

Incomparable Buttons are fabulous & fun and delight both young and old alike. And as our tag line reads: ‘Why settle for plastic?’


To enter the give-way, check out the gorgeous buttons in the Incomparable Buttons Catalogue and let me know in the comments below which buttons are your favourite. 10 lucky winners will each receive two cards of buttons.

My favourite ones are L194 hearts, L237 stars and the quilting ones (L225 and L228). Winners will be randomly chosen next Thursday, March 17, 2011.

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This post was published on March 10th, 2011. Post topics: Guest Bloggers, Product Reviews. Post tags: .

411 Responses to “Let’s Go Button Crazy Give-Away”

  1. They are all precious. My fav’s are L534 (teeny tiny hearts) and L434 Dachshunds

  2. Cathie Berley says:

    I love them all, but L512 caught myeye – I think that is my favorite.

  3. Anette L says:

    It´s hard to pick just a few when there are som many lovely buttons! But for today I like flowers: L295 and L297.

  4. Ellen says:

    I love the little bees (L15) and the cats (L36). Can’t choose! They’re all lovely!

  5. Debbie D'Ewart says:

    It’s impossible to pick only 2 favorites, but I especially like the brown dogs and the hedgehogs. I hope to win as I’m going to be making an I Spy bag and these would be prefect additions.

  6. Melissa H says:

    These are so wonderful, I just want to touch them. I will definitely spread the word to my embellishing friends as well as garment makers. These rock. In the 70s I collected handmade ceramic pins and these remind me of those.

    My favorites? L99, L164, L263 just to name a few!

  7. Jeanie says:

    I love these! I picked L119…..cute little mice, and L142, some sweet sheep.
    Beautiful buttons and I love the story behind them!

  8. carin says:

    What a beautiful buttons !!
    I love those tiny cupcakes L 526 and those tiny birds L546 very much.

  9. Sonja says:

    So hard to pick a favourite! All the buttons are gorgeous!
    So here´s what I like best at the moment:
    L242 (so cool!)
    and L231!

  10. suzy quaife says:

    I have never seen such stunning buttons! And hand painted – just amazing …Love L200,339,340,361,490,535 – OMG
    I could not stop! To win even one would be such a treat!
    The whole concept behind it is amazing!
    Many thanks,

  11. Vivian says:

    Butterflies and flowers are always my favorites.

  12. kathy h says:

    The buttons are beautiful and such a great variety. My favorites are the l83 birds, l194 pastel hearts and the l185 gingerbread men.

  13. Katrina Kahn says:

    L18 is my fav! I love butterflis and I think those buttons are beautiful!

  14. Mvanwelzen says:

    I just realize i have some of These buttons! Bought them at à quilt show somewhere!
    I love all THE real Tiny bugs and butterflies and THE big abstract ones 277

  15. Dorothy says:

    I discovered their site a few weeks ago and have been browsing through their catalogue ever since trying to pick out my favorites. If I had to narrow it down to two, they would be L17 & L85.

  16. Nan Baker says:

    These are wonderful! My favorites are L26, L52, L59, L108, L119 just to name a few. I hope I win.
    Thank you for sharing this site with us!

  17. Thank you for featuring these, they are fantastic. I love the blue butterflys but the 370 range is my favorite but could not pick one! What a good cause too.

  18. Terri N. says:

    WOW !!!!!

    So many beautiful buttons it’s hard to pick but I love L67 (Seahorse), L212 (Flip Flops) and L442 Tropical Theme.

  19. Lori says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one. The L30-striped cat buttons are adorable though.

  20. sarah says:

    oh my goodness, i LOVE them all … but the birds are my favorite at the moment!

  21. Andrea Macy says:

    My head is swimming…along with the adorable little fishee buttons. I’m delighted to hear about this important mission in South Africa, too. My favorite buttons are: L259, L488, L478, L185…and all the rest!

  22. Linda says:

    How to choose from SEW many beautiful buttons?
    L98 & L228
    Thanks for all the fun stuff : )

  23. I love the hedgehogs!!! I’ve seen these buttons at sewing shows and they are indeed amazing. Thanks for the chance to win some!!!

  24. Diane Wild says:

    Too many to choose from..I like L314 they look exotic and of course, I would have to have the dogs & cats L62 and L31. Love them all.

  25. Lizzie says:

    wow, those are some nice buttons! My #1 favorite is L282, leaves. And #2 favorite is L545 little red birds. Wonderful buttons. Lizzie

  26. karen izzi says:

    love L16 & L164 These are all so great. hearts are always my favorite. we all need more love in our lives!

  27. Marlene Pantos says:

    I just LOVE these buttons! It was so hard to choose, they are all my favorites! You guys do fabulous work. These are among my faves: L216, L255 ,L252, L373, L431!

  28. Janet Ann says:

    Sew many to choose from! How to decide … but I narrowed it down to a few favorites: the little blue birds L547 and the dogs L62 and the ocean theme L70! Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and the chance to win!

  29. Viv says:

    So many gorgeous buttons !! I really like the space themed buttons and the Halloween buttons. But there are so any more I could choose.

  30. connie says:

    These are all incredible!!! I have many favorites but I think L280 is the best. Thanks for sharing the site.

  31. Wenche says:

    What a pleasant surpise! As all the buttons are really beautiful and original, it is hard to pick just one favorite. So after some pondering, my choices are: L515, L526 and L457. Because I love flowers, cup cakes and feel very special :)

  32. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Too many wonderful buttons — so hard to choose. Loved #L5- ladybugs and also #L115 – hedgehogs.

  33. tammy says:

    Oh my NERVES! These are fabulous!! I have looonnng list of faves, but I’ve narrowed it down to L194. So fun!!

  34. Kate says:

    I really like the buttons with the blue pansies on them (L295) and I quite like the sheep with the one black sheep (L139).

  35. My favourites are L26 and L118. Hard to just choose a couple as they’re all very cute and I already own several of them.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some buttons.

  36. sophie says:

    I love just about ALL the birdies and kitties, but L82 is my favorite.

  37. Chris says:

    OH MY GOSH! What beautiful buttons I was truly amazed on the different colors, styles & sizes. My very best was L157 teapots & L526 cupcakes. I’m a hand stitcher & now I’ll go through all of my hand projects & decide what I need for each one & place an order so I have them when I’m ready & not sold out. It’s like a kid in the candy store wanting every thing. Thanks for the heads up on this.

  38. Margaret Richards says:

    Beautiful…. favorites so far!

    L136, L84, L490, L202 and counting. Really loved all the heart and bird shapes

  39. Jessica says:

    I love the lady bugs (L5), but my absolute favorite is the birds!!!! (L546)

  40. christy says:

    There are so many cute ones! Some of my favorites are the tiny birds and cupcakes. And the little sewing machine and supplies.

  41. Patricia Regular says:

    Love L18 & L171, beautiful buttons !!!

  42. Heather says:

    All the buttons are beautiful! How can you pick a favorite with such a good selection? Some of my favorites are:L28,L78,L108,L120,L122,L188 and L266,but really, I like them all!!!

  43. Pam says:

    I like all of the cat buttons and the L535

  44. Cindy says:

    Wow! Those are all so beautiful! It’s definitely tough to choose favourites but I think mine would have to be L163 (ducks), L180 (Christmas), L225 (quilting) and L427 (bears).

  45. Wendy B says:

    There’s no way on earth I could limit myself to one or two faves……so here goes…….L339,340,498 Roses, L195,200 485, 486, 490,491.535,536 Hearts, those cute little thongs L212, the marine ones L69, L70 and the doggie bones and footprints L54, 55 are cute too. And how could I go past the shamrocks L114 on St Paddy’s day for a bit of luck!
    Love these girls….will be visiting again soon!

  46. Leanne says:

    Impossible to choose a favorite! Who wouldn’t love any of them!!! They’re awesome. Since I have to pick though…..hmmmmmmm L468 – because square buttons are just too fun! L231 – because any of us could find something to do with sewing themed buttons and L342 – because green is my favorite color and these are just beautiful – so elegant!

  47. Katie says:

    Being born in South Africa, this is a VERY cool initiative going on.

    L269, L295, L413 and the best are the teeny birdies L546

  48. SewCalGal says:

    What beautiful buttons and an excellent post. Thanks for the opportunity.


  49. Hilde says:

    L18, L427 and my top favourite L352. My sign is Leo and my favourite wild animal: cheetah

  50. Wanda says:

    Oh, there are so many neat ones. My favorites are L277 black and white triangles, L282 Leaves, and L414 triangles with flowers.

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