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Don’t miss out! Today is the last day to enter the Threadless and Busy Beaver Giveaway!
win threadlessJust link to Busy Beaver Button Co. on your website, blog, facebook, or twitter to enter for your chance to win these goodies and more! Three lucky winners will win a Busy Beaver tote bag filled with a Busy Beaver t-shirt and Threadless branded hoodie, 24 oz thermos, and lunch cooler. Click here for more info on the contest— we’ll announce the winners tomorrow so hurry!

Questions? Email orders@busybeaver.net

Have you linked to win yet? Just 5 days left to enter the Busy Beaver and Threadless Camp Busy Beaver Giveaway!

Three lucky winners will win a Busy Beaver tote bag filled with a Busy Beaver t-shirt and Threadless branded hoodie, 24 oz thermos, and lunch cooler.

Busy Beaver Button Co.Just link to Busy Beaver Button Co. on your website, blog, facebook, or twitter to enter for your chance to win. No purchase necessary! Use the HTML code below or link directly to http://www.busybeaver.net

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Questions? Email orders@busybeaver.net

On the recent episode of 24/7, host Catie Keogh stopped by Busy Beaver to check out the button-o-matic and our collection of naughty buttons. Click here to watch the episode.

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The winner of a copy of Glamourpuss: The Enchanting World of Kitty Wigs by Julie Jackson, photographs by Jill Johnson and a Kitty Wigs button is

Cielle Charron of Portland, Oregon!

The five winners of a gift certificate for 25% off your next purchase from Busy Beaver Button Co. and a 4-pack of Kitty Wigs buttons are Cameron Tomele of Fairburn, Georgia, Lucas Dowers of Chicago, Illinois, Lindsay Mullins of Waterloo, Illinois, Jennifer Lake of Traverse City, Michigan, and Kate Bosch of Providence, Rhode Island.

Congrats to all the winners! You will receive your prizes in the mail within 5-7 business days.

Wanna create your own custom kitty buttons? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

courtesy of playbutton.co

“Why just play a record when you can wear it too?” asks Playbutton upon entering their website. In a world of band-branded t-shirts, hats, and even snuggies, Playbutton brings an innovative new product to the merch table: button-shaped MP3 players. On sale now at Opening Ceremony, you can purchase custom buttons featuring songs by Vampire Weekend, Björk, Matthew Dear, and more!

Want to create your own innovative buttons? Shop now at busybeaver.net.


Christen Carter and staff brainstorming innovative button ideas

Christen Carter’s advice for small business owners? “Think about where you want to be a year from now. Write down the things that will get you there. Set deadlines, and do them.” Sound advice from a lady who’s been kickin’ butt-ons in the business world for over 15 years! To read Carter’s full interview with the DIY Business Association go to diybusinessassociation.com.

Looking for a unique way to promote your indie business? Buy buttons! Shop now at busybeaver.net.

SXSW officially begins today in Austin! If you are headed down to the Lone Star State be sure to check out White Mystery and Brontosaurus, two bands featuring members of the Busy Beaver staff:

photo by Diane White

White Mystery

Ferocious red-head brother/sister duo from Chicago: Miss Alex White + Francis Scott Key White

3/15 9:00pm    Club DeVille (900 Red River)
3/16 3:30pm    Trailer Space (Ste A 1401 Rosewood Ave.)
3/17 6:00pm    Headhunters (720 Red River St.)
3/18 4:00pm    Trailer Space (Ste A 1401 Rosewood Ave.)
3/19 7:00pm    Beerland (711 Red River St.)

For more info go to whitemysteryband.com

Brontosaurus

The dynamic duo of Nicholas Kelley and Nicholas Papaleo

3/16 5:30pm    Hyde Park & Grille (4521 West Gate Blvd.)
3/16 7:30pm    Cedar Door (201 Brazos St.)

For more info go to brontosaurusmusic.com or support their record Cold Comes To Claim on Kickstarter.com.

Need custom buttons for your band? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

Guided By Voices was the first ever Busy Beaver Button Co.  Now we’re all grown up and celebrating our 15th anniversaries! Read the rest of this entry »

Busy Beaver sponsors Renegade Craft Fair

Busy Beaver sponsors Renegade Craft Fair

What does fall mean to you?  Back to school, crisp weather, and Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago!

Busy Beaver Button Co. is proud to sponsor Renegade with adorable 1-inch buttons. Crafters love that Busy Beaver makes everything by hand right here in Logan Square.

Have a fun weekend and say hi to all of these cool artists!

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Busy Beaver Button Co. Grand Opening

Busy Beaver Button Co. Grand Opening

Thank you button makers, clients, and community members for making the Busy Beaver Grand Opening a success.  Over 500 people visited the Armitage location to eat cupcakes, sip champagne, and hang out in the backyard. 

Click here for the Grand Opening Flickr

Click here for the Grand Opening on YouTube

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