Sunday, December 30, 2012

Competition Time

It's Competition Time!

Guess how many individual buttons I have sold or given away since I began making them in June 2010, until 5pm 31st December 2012.  The closest guess will win a $25 voucher for Buttons by BenjiPlus, there will be a random draw for all entries for another $25 voucher.

Before we get into the details - if it's buttons you're after, head over to the Ready Right Now section.  

So, back to the competition.  With the magic of Excel, I have added, calculated and added again and I now have the magic figure safely tucked away, which includes all the individual buttons I have sold, plus any I have given away in competitions and promotions.  

I'll give you a wee clue - I have used over 7kg of polymer clay!

How to enter.  Simply email your guess to with the following information:

Name (first and last please - not for publication):
Nickname* (to identify yourself and check your number of entries)
Email address

This will earn you one entry into the competition.  

Want an extra entry?  Tell a friend, who hasn't already entered, and when they enter, they need to complete the following:

Name (first and last please - not for publication):
Nickname* (to identify yourself and check your number of entries)
Email address
Recommended by (first and last name and email address).

You and your friend will both gain an extra entry into the random draw.

And to keep you guessing, if you correctly name three countries (other than New Zealand) to which I have posted Buttons by Benji I will give you one extra entry into the random draw.  So, don't be...

...get your thinking caps on and your entries in.  Competition closes 5pm Monday 7th January and the winners will be announced soon after. One guess per person please.

You can check your entries here.

*I will periodically list the entrants, using nicknames only, and you are free to choose anything you like for this, just remember what you tell me if you want to check your entries.
Only redeemable for buttons and voucher expires 30 June 2013.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tis' the season

Tis' the season... ... for beautiful buttons.

I've been baking, and its not all about Christmas cake and hot mince pies any more (that was last week).

Check out the latest hot-out-of-the-oven offerings, and some old favourites, in the Ready Right Now section.  

Feliz Navidad

Saturday, December 1, 2012

BbB is coming back

Greetings Everyone,

Just a quick update to let you know that I will be back with new styles, and lots of your old favourites, soon.  I am building up my Ready Right Now stock now, and will post an update as soon as I have a reasonable amount.

In the meantime, if you're lucky enough to live in Christchurch, Wellington or Nelson, you can pop along to a gorgeous local craft store for your Buttons by Benji fix, or some scrumptious yarny goodness, or maybe both.

Wellington - Holland Road Yarn Company, 281 Jackson Street, Petone
Christchurch - Bambi Drapery, 711 Gloucester Street, Avonside
Nelson - Cruellas Natural Fibre Boutique, 155 Hardy Street, Nelson

Hope your Christmas preparations are going well, and the sun is shining on your summer!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fluffy blackbird

A fluffy-looking blackbird just landed on the fence next to where I am sitting.  Happy Spring everyone, hope yours is full of fluffy blackbirds, cherry blossoms and daffodils.

To enable me to fully appreciate spring, I will be taking a break from making buttons for most of October.  Once current stock sells out there will be no more until November.

Get your orders in now if you have a need for Buttons by Benji between now and then.  Plenty available in the Ready Right Now section.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What fun!

What fun!

We have some incredibly talented yarn dyers tucked downunder in New Zealand and Australia.  One in particular, who injects fabulous fun into her creations, is Hannah from Red Riding Hood Yarns.

To celebrate Red Riding Hood Yarns turning two, Hannah has invited crafters and artists from around New Zealand and the world to take part in a showcase, previewing now, which officially opens on 6th September at 8.30pm (New Zealand time.)

I was thrilled to be invited, and whipped up these cute as a button Lil' Reds to join in the fun.

Find Lil' Red and other buttons for sale in the Ready Right Now section.

Check out Hannah's showcase here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to buttons

Back to buttons.

Time to get back to buttons for now, and what could be cuter than a teeny tiny pink elephant?

In case you haven't already spotted them I have a few more new designs too, including cheeky keas and koalas.

Check out current designs in the Ready Right Now section.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A bit of fun...

More light switch covers.

 I'm toying with the idea of creating these to order, but am in the product testing stage first.

Thanks for offers to test these - I now have enough testers - keep watching for photos of the finished test covers.
In the meantime, if its buttons you're after, you're in the right place.  Check out my current collection in the Ready Right Now section.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Brrr, it's cold - perfect weather for knitting!

Brrrr, it's drizzly and grey out there.  Perfect for sitting and knitting!  Just a quick post to let you know I'm still here, still making buttons :)

I have a few new designs over on the Ready Right Now page, including penguins, rockets, treble clefs and ballet tutus.

I am not taking custom orders at present, but can often change the number of buttons in the Ready Right Now sets, so just email me to check. 

Happy crafting, Nicci

Friday, March 9, 2012

What's happening...?

"What's happening?" I hear you ask.

Thanks to those keen customers who have emailed me recently to ask if I have any new designs coming out.  I have had a lovely, busy, but relaxing summer and its time to think about buttons again.  I am working on some new designs and I'll be posting them as they are ready, so watch this space over the next few weeks.  In the meantime, I still have a number of designs in the Ready Right Now section.

Sneak preview:

Thanks again,