Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lou from Buttons by lou Lou


Name and Location: Buttons by Lou Lou - Melbourne, Australia

Your business? Fabric buttons and Accessories

How long has Buttons by LouLou been operating?
Buttons by Lou Lou started about 9 months ago on a bit of a whim and has grown from there. Now I love it and so even though I struggle to spend enough time on it I can't give it up!

Where do you get the inspiration for your range?
Fabrics, fabrics and more gorgeous fabrics. There are so many nice fabrics around that I always have too much! Of course there are lots of lovely designs for girls but I always make sure I have a few boys fabrics in my range as well as I have 2 little boys myself. Ideas for the accessories that I add my buttons to tend to come from people asking for something in particular and if it works then I will make more.

What are your top 3 best selling items?
Anything with Russian babushka dolls or little red riding hood on them and my robot sewing buttons.

What is a “typical” work day for you?
There is no 'typical' for me except that it is typical for me to fit little bits and pieces of things into little bits and pieces of time. Luckily I have a product that suits that! I spend most of my days with my one and three year old boys so a lot of my making is at night when I have the energy or on weekends when I can convince my husband to look after the boys. I am working on having more of a set routine and some more dedicated business time over the next few months and beyond as my business is getting too large to squeeze into those slots these days.

What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Sleep in, lazy brunch and read the newspaper, shopping, coffee, movie, eat out for dinner...this is what I dream about...please people with older children don't spoil it for me and tell me that it won't happen in a few years time!


Plus links to your website and blog if you have one.

website: www.buttonsbyloulou.com.au
blog: http://buttonsbyloulou.blogspot.com

Lou has generously provided us with a gorgeous giveaway!
All you need to do is have a look at her website Buttons By LouLou and tell us your absolute favourite product. You'll then go in the draw for a set of little red riding hood hair elastics and set of 3 robot sewing buttons. (That's if I don't snaffle them myself!). To be drawn next Tuesday, 8PM.

19 comments:

Emily Goodwin said...

These are so cute! My favourite product would have to be the magnets- much nicer then the plastic letters I have on my fridge at the moment!
Mind you- I wouldn't mind a set of those hair elastics for my own hair!

Bridget Blake said...

These are super cute! My favorite product would have to be the hair clips, I can just see them in my daughters hair :)

teri said...

Love the Little Red Riding Hood ones. Off to check out the shop now...

Jodie said...

I am a huge Buttons by Lou Lou fan, my daughter wears a ballerina head band. It's great as it does slip off the head.

NaomiJane said...

I love the Red Riding Hood buttons! Do they come as magnets too?

One Flew Over said...

I'm a robot kinda gal!

mum space said...

Lovely buttons! I absolutely love those robot buttons and I know a little guy who would too. I also love the magnets, fabric on the fridge, who'd a thunk it!

Megan said...

Such a gorgeous range, it's hard to choose! Anything that comes in a magnet would be my pick, magnets are my secret addiction buy from etsy lately, i'm getting quite a collection of cute ones!

Lady Bug Cat said...

I LOVE Lou's magnets, they look so good packaged in the silver tin, such a great gift idea.

Nicky said...

Cupcakes all round for me.
And pirates :)

Nicky
(www.alittlebitprecious.blogspot.com)

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Oh I adore these buttons by Lou Lou!!! have been stalking her etsy store for a bit! lol I love the robot ones for my boy cooper! thanks for the chance :)
Bron

carly_grace said...

i love the little red riding hood ones. in the past 2 weeks i have read FOUR yes FOUR different variations of this story. all i like. [but all due to a unit on children's literature and the essay that is due for it].

my fingers and toes are crossed.

Jemma said...

Without a doubt it has to be the robot buttons. I am doing my sons room in lovely robots and they would be perfect to adorn something and they are so darn cute.

Joby said...

I love the toadstool bobby pins and all the hair elastics are cute without exception

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Thanks for joining in everyone. The magnets are a winner (and yes little red riding hood comes in magnets - anything does really). Thanks for your comments. Good Luck everyone!

DianeH said...

Oh each and everyone of the sewing buttons! I would make projects just to use them. Thanks for putting my name in.

Jessica said...

I love hair accessories for my little misses and the little red riding hood ones are just gorgeous!

Kylie said...

I love the buttons - and to win a set of the robot ones would be fab. they would look great on something fo my little man!

mimoo said...

the little red riding hood buttons are the best! Robots are a close 2nd though :-)

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