Butterfly Festival

Southside Community Garden is having their 5th annual Butterfly Festival from 1 to 4 on Saturday Afternoon… directions and more details can be found on their Facebook page. Admission is free, so if you live in or near Youngstown, Ohio, this could be something fun to do with the kids.

YBWorks is honored to make the  souvenir buttons to commemorate the festival. All proceeds from the buttons go to the garden, so your purchase/donation will help raise much needed funds.

Thanks for reading!

Note: if you click on the button photo, it will take you to the event’s Facebook page.


Zazzle Thoughts

What do you think? It is a good idea to offer my art on Zazzle products, where shoppers can customize the design, add text or whatever?

The link will take you right to the page… my store there is not open to the public yet.

I started playing on Zazzle with some of my original button designs, thought it would be fun to offer other round products (like earrings and cuff links instead of just buttons) but things keep disappearing… reading the agreements tells me that they will delete products that are poorly described or violate copyright rules. Maybe they think my original clipart crosses and peace signs are stolen designs?

I don’t know… so, I’m starting with art.

Flea Market Saturday

My daughter asked if I would set up with her at Treasure’s Flea Market tomorrow morning. She wants to promote her online boutique, give locals an opportunity to check out the quality of her clothes, maybe make a few sales… so sure, I’ll go… Treasure’s is an indoor flea market located in the old Burlington Coat Factory building in the plaza that is catty across from the Eastwood Mall down there on the strip in Niles, Ohio.  I’ve never been, so it would be good to go, might be fun.

So, what should I take to sell?

I’m thinking buttons, handmade jewelry, maybe some art… it’s a flea market so I could take some odd things, copper hooks, whatever.

It opens at 9am… how long we stay depends on my old bones and how long her husband wants to watch the kids, so we might bail early in the afternoon.

If you are out and about in the area, stop in and say hello!

Handmade copper hooks and garden ornaments.


SUNDAY UPDATE:  well, so much for that… had bins of overstock buttons priced at 25 cents each… cute beaded sterling silver earrings at 5 each, 3 for 12… my daughter had $3 tote bags, new toys, all sorts of things, plus her clothing line… our total sales?  ZERO.