Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Button Up! {B three Buttons GIVEAWAY}

I'm so excited to introduce all of you to Catie today! She's a fellow blogger over at Books, Beauty and Bars on a Budget. She is a recent college graduate and owns the Etsy shop called B three Buttons, offering fabric button earrings. She describes herself as a preppy, sarcastic fashionista-wannabe. Read how she got started with selling on Etsy at her About Page.



Let's get to the Q&A!!!


Question: How did you choose your Etsy shop name?
Catie's reply:
I write a blog called Books, Beauty & Bars on a Budget and I knew I wanted to sort of tie that into the name of my Etsy shop. The letter B was obviously a huge part of my blog name, so I figured I'd name my shop Bthree! 



Question: How and why did you start creating your fabric button earrings? 
Answer:
I have always been crafty. I love the process of creating something on your own, and so I was constantly reading craft blogs and finding projects that I liked. I saw these earrings somewhere and immediately went to a craft store to get supplies. I made a few for myself and began wearing them around. In the beginning, my friends and family began asking me to make them some and offered to compensate me. I refused money because I honestly loved making them and didn't want to accept payment for it. I had tons of fabric left over after making them for friends and family, and decided the best way to use it and start making my money back from buying all the supplies was so open my own shop! It has been pretty successful in the first year, and I've even gotten a few wholesale orders as well! I still love making them, and I don't think it will ever get old :) I truly enjoy finding new fabrics, making the earrings, and interacting with customers every day.


Question: What are your favorite fabrics and colors to work with?
Her response:
My favorite fabrics are not too thin, but not too thick, and easy to cut. It's sort of difficult choosing fabrics that I think will work best when making earrings, so when I find that perfect fabric that isn't see-through, but isn't too thick, I get super excited. I absolutely love working with preppy colors that go together, like pink & navy or white & gold. I'm constantly on the lookout for printed fabrics that I can turn into cute earrings.

Question: What's your favorite iced coffee flavor? And how about your favorite shade of Essie nail polish?
Catie's picks:
My all-time favorite iced coffee is the Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut flavor. However, I can drink almost any flavor of iced coffee and be happy! Right now, my favorite shade of Essie is "Bobbing for Baubles" because it's the perfect winter color, but my all-time favorite would have to be "Master Plan", because it's very understated and appropriate for any occasion.



Question: Since Valentine's Day is coming up shortly...What is your idea of the perfect date night?
Here's what she said:
I've had several Valentine's Days without a boyfriend, and a few with a boyfriend, and I have to say I like both. The perfect date night would be dinner at MY favorite restaurant (V-day is all about the girl, right?!), and a fun activity after like a walk through a pretty part of town or drinking wine and watching a movie. Elaborate dates put to much pressure on the situation, and I'm all about simplicity!


I hope you had a great time getting to know the creator! 
Here's where you can find her on the web:
Blog // Instagram // Pinterest // Twitter // Facebook // Etsy


GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!
Catie is generously sponsoring a giveaway for us, and a lucky reader will win her choice of favorite pair of earrings from B three Buttons
Giveaway is open to US residents and ends Friday, January 31st, 2014 at midnight, EST. Simply enter the Rafflecopter form below, and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway






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44 comments :

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I love the anchor earrings, no wonder, I love everything with anchors :-)

Memories for Life said...

I love these arrow earrings:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/163497012/fabric-covered-arrow-earrings

Diane VintageZest said...

The anchor earrings and the "Trish" earrings are my faves! :)

latanya t said...

I like the Fabric Covered Anchor Earrings

Denysia Yu said...

I love the Fabric Covered Anchor Earrings! :)

xxDenysia Yu
http://thatlaitgirl.com

Kirstie Semler said...

I love the fabric covered anchor earrings! As well as the seesucker sailboat earrings!

La Vie En May said...

I love the "Grace" earrings the best. Thanks for this giveaway!

trillina palemi said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127142842/fabric-covered-paula-earrings?ref=shop_home_active_11

Amanda Maven said...

The elephant (my favorite animal) and the chevron!

suburban prep said...

Though they are all darling. I like the Paula and the anchor earrings.

Caitlyn said...

I like the "Paula" earrings.

Lauren Roch said...

I LOVE the "Nautical Fish" earrings. Those are fantastic.

~Lauren Rochon (in rafflecopter)

beth said...

I love the Fabric Covered Green & Blue Chevron "Rachel" Earrings

Katie said...

I just love the American flag ones! 4th of July isn't the only time to wear the flag <3

Melody said...

I like Nicole Earrings.

disguised by cyanide said...

I like the black anchor fabric earrings

Lauren Easler said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/127144518/fabric-covered-cobalt-and-navy-leaf?ref=shop_home_active_13

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Karen said...

love the Fabric Covered Pink Seersucker Anchor Earrings

Liza Vladyka said...

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/154513076/fabric-covered-american-flag-earrings?ref=shop_home_active_5

Alli {Enchantette} said...

I love the fabric covered anchor earrings!

Caroline B said...

I love the crimson earrings

Savannah Logan said...

I like the pink floral "Nicola" button earrings.

Serenap95 said...

I like the Fabric Covered Anchor Earrings

eclairre said...

the "Trish" earrings

AmbreRose said...

The Fabric Covered Green & Blue Chevron "Rachel" Earrings would match my scrubs that I wear everyday. ambrerose at aol dot come

ktkins said...

I love the Fabric Covered Orange & Pink "Emma" Earrings!

Dana said...

I'm digging the cobalt and navy leaf print earrings. Super mod! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

angel d said...

Fabric Covered American Flag Earrings

Shannon Gould said...

I love the blue seersucker earrings!

Valerie said...

I love the anchors.

Darby Elizabeth said...

I love these!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163511517/fabric-covered-seersucker-sailboat?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Mary Mac said...

Just love the reagan earrings

Venn Ned said...

I really like the Fabric Covered Cobalt and Navy Leaf Earrings!

HedgeHogi said...

I love Adorable fabric covered pink seersucker anchor post earrings.

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Jennie said...

I love the green and blue chevron earrings.

Elizabeth Harrison said...

I am really into the chevron ones.

Elaine Hearn said...

the arrow earrings

Samantha Bowers said...

Love the anchors

Sarah V said...

I love the seersucker earrings!!

Mlsweet88 said...

I really like the polka dot button earrings, or the anchor ones!

Sky Evans said...

Fabric Covered "Paula" Earrings

Crystal Rose said...

I like the Emily earrings.

AjMee Cantyasee said...

I love the "Fabric covered American flag earrings"! Thanks so much for the chance! http://www.etsy.com/listing/154513076/fabric-covered-american-flag-earrings?ref=shop_home_active_5

blew415 said...

Arrow ones!