Friday, March 18, 2011

Buttons by Benji is back

Button collections (click name to view collection):



Colour cards - buttons


Coloured card sets with templates

About Benji's buttons

  • 16-18mm with two holes (unless otherwise stated)
  • Handwash or machine wash (but don't dryclean).
  • Normally sold in a set of 5 (unless stated otherwise)

As with all buttons, regularly check that they are securely fastened to the garment, particularly if worn by small children. Although the buttons are non-toxic, do not allow children or babies to suck or chew on any buttons as they represent a choking hazard.

Colours and patterns may vary slightly from those shown.  Some buttons are handcut, and thus are a bit variable, which adds to their charm. Because I'm a person, not a machine, each button will be unique!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A slight diversion...

Coloured card packs  (NZ residents only)

If you have tried to find mixed coloured card in the shops you will know that it is very pricey!  Frustrated at the lack, I've been mixing up some lovely packs for a much better price and I am delighted to offer the following packs to NZ residents*. 

Each package contains mixed coloured top quality A4 210gsm card plus two templates (two of either the 'Bus Box', small gift box,  basket or hexagonal box with lid).  These are great fun to make with or for kiddies, and with a stash of lovely coloured card at your fingertips you can unleash your creativity in a multitude of ways.  The only other tools you will need are double-sided tape, scissors and pencils etc.  Other goodies like stickers, sequins and other craft supplies can also be used to good effect.

*Card is available to NZ residents only (sorry overseas folks, but postage of such a heavy package makes the price uneconomical for you).

The card is rated as suitable for copy/laser/inkjet.

This is a big stack of the kinds of colours you can expect.

Prices for card plus templates (excluding post):

50 sheets (5 sheets each of 10 colours) $8.50
100 sheets (10 sheets each of 10 colours) $16.50
200 sheets (15 colours in total) $31.50

Postage costs:
50 sheets $3.50 untracked
50, 100 or 200 sheets $6.00 tracked

Clear, easy-to-use templates (2 per pack).

Bus box ready to ride...  ...on a journey of creativity.


 Hexagonal boxes made from template and card.

Tasty Treats

Tasty Treats

Choc Pink Cupcakes $7

Licorice Allsorts - Pic'n'mix (you pick, I mix)
$7 (set of 5), $8 (set of 6), $10 (set of 8)

Icecreams anyone? 

Neopolitan, boysenberry or something else?  Name your flavour.

$7 (set of 5) ~16-17mm

Apple of your eye 

Also available in blue, green, red, yellow... ... any colour you like really.  $7 (set of 5).


Candy Swirls - Chocberry $7

Candy Swirls
Huckleberry - Coconut Ice - Bubba

Blues and browns

Cherry on the top cupcakes

 Cherry on the top 
$6 (4), $7 (5) in Raspberry, Choc-berry and Grape or flavours of your choice

Tea Party

$8 (set of 5)  ~16mm

Tea party with Isabella


Tea Party with Lucy 

Tea Party with Elizabeth

Other buttons

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Critters and Creatures

Critters and Creatures

Mr Rex and friends
Blue, brown or green ~20mm

$6 (per set of 3)

Or Big Dino's in colours of your choice (these make great embellishments for hats).

Big dino's ~25mm
$7 (set of 3)

Down at the pond
$8 (set of 5)

Summer by the Sea $8 (set of 5)
Brights, neutrals, boys, girls - the possibilities are  unlimited. 

~16-17mm diameter

Just want sandcastles or starfish?  No problem.

Three little pigs

 $4 (set of 3).  
~17 x 15mm
Candy floss (pearly)


Miss P Pink

Ladybirds $7

Lions Oliver - Oscar - Reginald $8

Green Tree Frog $7

Paw Prints - choose your colours and set size.
$7 (set of 5)

Wise Owls - Bubblegum
$7 (set of 5)

Wise Owls - 
(clockwise from top left):  
Sky; Mocha; Chocolate cream; Jungle; Choc-berry

This is Aroha.

I created Aroha with my lovely mother in my mind.  Aroha is a Māori term for 'love'.  There is more to Aroha than simple love though, as it encompasses tenderness, compassion and sustaining love as well.  These terms are perfect for Mum, thus Aroha was born.

 Why an elephant?  Mum has had a sustaining love of elephants for decades.  She effortlessly combines strength and toughness with love and tenderness.  Mum also has kidney cancer, and those attributes are standing her in good stead as she journeys with cancer, continuing to protect her young and enrich those around her with her love, quick wit and compassion.  

Kia Kaha Mum.

About Aroha buttons:  ~15 x 18mm; can be made in any colour* you choose; Thanks to everyone who has bought Aroha buttons.  My first donation of $123 will be made to North Shore Hospice in April 2011.

$5 (set of 3), $6 (set of 4), $7 (set of 5)

* custom colours may incur small extra charge, contact me for details

Colour examples.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fabulous Flowers

Fabulous Flowers

Purple Flower $7

Pink Flower $7

Poppy Red $7

In the garden...

...with Austin Flowers - Yeah Baby!

Set 6 (2 of each design) $8
  Set 9 (3 of each design) $11


 ... with Gelato

Set 6 (2 of each design) $8
Set 9 (3 of each design) $11

... with Serena

Set 6 (2 of each design) $8
Set 9 (3 of each design) $11